According to a source, it is claimed that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry could have easily avoided the car chase incident in New York if they hadn’t been ‘cheap’. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been criticized for choosing to stay at a friend’s place instead of a hotel.
An insider, speaking to Page Six, alleged Harry and Meghan asked The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel for a discounted room, but the hotel refused. As a result, the couple decided to stay with their friend on the Upper East Side.
During the alleged “relentless chase” by the paparazzi, which lasted more than two hours, the couple allegedly tried not to drive them to their friend’s home by not disclosing his location. The insider noted that their desire for privacy led to the car chase incident.
The source added that the couple should have just booked a hotel for everyone’s safety instead of trying to find free accommodation. The insider claimed Harry and Meghan’s team contacted the Carlyle before the trip, asking for a discounted room, but their request was denied.
The source added that if they had initially paid for a hotel room, the dangerous paparazzi hunt would not have happened.
Harry and Meghan’s spokesman described the photographers as very aggressive and revealed the chase lasted nearly two hours, resulting in multiple near-misses with other vehicles, pedestrians and police.