Last week, it became known that Prince Harry, 38, and Duchess Meghan, 41, were involved in what they described as a car chase with paparazzi in New York.
The incident, which should have lasted more than two hours, has been described as extremely tragic and a spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess believes Harry and Meghan were close to making several mistakes.
It drew many parallels with the death of Harry’s mother, Princess Diana, after a car chase in Paris in 1997.
Now the late princess’ former bodyguard has spoken out what he thinks about the alleged car chase.
– I break you
Lee Sansom was hired by Mohamed Al-Fayed to protect Diana and her lover, Dodi Al-Fayed. A car accident in 1997 led to the death of Diana, Dodi Al-Fayed and driver Henri Paul.
In an interview with Fox NewsLee Sansum supports the duke couple’s experience in the accident in New York.
Whether the story is true or not, there is a version of it. But in my past experience, photographers are very pushy. In the end, it breaks you, he tells Fox News.
– At first you get used to it, but it’s very oppressive. And in the end, even the calmest of us thinks that “enough is enough for now.”
Sansom says he can’t understand how paparazzi are allowed to put their lives at risk in the hope of getting the best photo, and highlights Diana’s tragic accident as a classic example of when a car chase can end in tragedy.
This week it became clear in court that Prince Harry will not be allowed to pay for his own police protection while in the UK. The background is said to have been that wealthy individuals should not have the right to use specially trained officers as bodyguards.
Harry lost full police protection when he and Duchess Meghan resigned from their official posts in 2020 to move to the United States.
Since then, the couple has hired a private security team, but they have made it clear that this did not give them the protection they needed while in the UK.
When Harry was in England for his father’s coronation, he offered to pay for the protection himself, which was refused by the authorities.
Prince Harry asked to reconsider the decision, but this has now been denied.
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