I'm not sure what paparazzi would gain by following Harry and Meghan, says Jennie Bond

17 May 2023, 19:54 | Updated: 18 May 2023, 08:02

I'm not sure what paparazzi would gain by following Harry and Meghan, says Jennie Bond
I'm not sure what paparazzi would gain by following Harry and Meghan, says Jennie Bond. Picture: LBC/Getty

By Emma Soteriou

The paparazzi would not have much to gain by following Harry and Meghan in a car, royal commentator Jennie Bond has said.

Listen to this article

Loading audio...

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and Meghan's mother were involved in a "near catastrophic car chase" in New York after an award show in the city, a spokesman for Prince Harry said.

The couple are said to have been left "extremely upset and shaken" after being chased by around six 'blacked out' vehicles.

Speaking about the incident, Ms Bond told LBC's Tonight with Andrew Marr: "I don't understand because they'd just been at a big glitzy awards ceremony.

Listen and subscribe to Unprecedented: Inside Downing Street on Global Player

"They'd posed for pictures on the red carpet. There had been so many images taken of them as they arrived, as they left and during the awards ceremony.

"They'd put themselves out there on the public stage and yet paparazzi want to snatch a picture of them in the back of a car? Taken at speed?

"Who is going to buy that? Nobody will buy it when they have wonderful pictures of them."

Read More: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle 'not contacted by royal family' after 'near catastrophic' car chase in New York

Watch Tonight with Andrew Marr exclusively on Global Player every Monday to Thursday from 6pm to 7pm

Royal commentator Jennie Bond on Sussexes' car chase

Ms Bond also said: "I think the red mist would have come down on Harry.

"We need to know what happened. He had security – we saw him arriving and leaving with his wife and mother in a big black SUV.

"There was a back-up car as far as I could see. They had security all around them when they arrived and when they left.

You can also listen to the podcast Tonight with Andrew Marr only on Global Player.

"So what do these security guys do? If it was really so awful Harry surely shouldn't have placed his wife and mother-in-law in further danger by allowing a chase to take place.

"For goodness' sake, just get out of the car, say, 'Here you are, take your shots,' and carry on."

More Latest News

See more More Latest News

A crime scene has been set up in Shepherd's Bush, west London

Second crime scene set up in London as investigation into human remains found in suitcases in Bristol continues

More than 1,800 jobs and 272 stores are at risk as major retailer Carpetright is headed towards administration

Carpetright heads towards administration in move that would put all of its 272 stores and nearly 2,000 jobs at risk

Five men died on the OceanGate Titan vessel.

Plaque to be laid next to Titanic in honour of Titan submersible victim

The incident at Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol yesterday

Human remains found in suitcases dumped near Bristol bridge 'belong to two men'

Justice Secretary Shabana Mahmood, with Governor Sarah Bott, during a visit to HMP Bedford in Harpur, Bedfordshire

Thousands of prisoners are to be released after serving just 40 per cent of sentences as jails face 'collapse'

Supermarkets have altered their opening hours for the Euro 2024 final

Get the supplies in: Every supermarket closing early this Sunday as England take on Spain in Euro 2024 final

The Princess Royal has returned to public duties for the first time since her head injury

Princess Anne returns to public duties for first time since horse-related accident

Michael White has been removed from the World Snooker Tour

Professional snooker player jailed for assaulting girlfriend and removed from world tour

England's bus parade would travel to Buckingham Palace to be honoured by King Charles and the Prince of Wales

England to have open-top bus parade through London if Southgate's side beat Spain in Euro 2024 final

Police have launched an investigation after the death of a baby at an address in Taviton street, Camden

Body of newborn baby found in bin as murder investigation launched

It is unknown how the whales became stranded.

Pod of 77 whales dies after becoming stranded on Scottish beach

Gavin Plumb was given three life sentences for plotting to abduct and murder Holly Willoughby

'Depraved loner' Gavin Plumb given three life sentences for plot to kidnap, rape and murder Holly Willoughby

Forensics investigators at the scene in Bushey

Man, 26, arrested on suspicion of triple crossbow murder after three women found dead at Hertfordshire home

Brits face a weekend washout as thunderstorms hit the southwest.

Brits face horror start to weekend as Met Office issues eight-hour thunderstorm warning

Security guard Gavin Plumb has been found guilty of plotting to kidnap, rape and murder television presenter Holly Willoughby.

'Depraved and vile' plot to kidnap, rape and murder Holly Willoughby has had 'life-changing' impact on star

The former president has expressed his concern over Biden's ability to beat Donald Trump.

Obama 'concerned' as pressure mounts on Joe Biden to pull out of presidential race in wake of Putin gaffe