Hollywood star Whoopi Goldberg questioned the story about the car chase against Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
The actress and host of “The View” made some comments that are sure to be disliked by fans of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
What did Whoopi Goldberg have to say about Meghan and Harry’s car chase?
The Oscar winner thinks Prince Harry and Meghan exaggerated the car chase story and also thinks it’s a bit of a stretch that it happened in New York.
“Their spokesperson called it a near catastrophic car chase. Others said it wasn’t bad, but I think people in New York know if it was possible to have car chases in New York, we’d all make it to the theater on time,” Goldberg joked during the episode of The View.
He added that persecution is possible in other cities such as Los Angeles.
“I think their spokesperson referenced something that you generally would reference in Los Angeles. That’s where you have chases, that’s where you can move at high speeds,” she said. “I think they were dealing with aggressive paparazzi, but I don’t think it was where, you know, you’re watching on TV … just watching the cars go … because it just doesn’t work in new York.”
Goldberg wasn’t the only panelist on the show to question the story. Joy Behar also pointed out that it is not possible due to city traffic. “Sometimes I’m in the city and I hear an ambulance trying to get through and I think, ‘That person is dead.’
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A rep for Harry and Meghan spoke out about the incident on Wednesday, noting that the couple was traveling in a vehicle with Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, when a “ring of highly aggressive” photographers began following them.
“This relentless pursuit, lasting over two hours, resulted in multiple near collisions involving other drivers on the road, pedestrians and two NYPD officers,” the spokesperson said. “While being a public figure comes with a level of interest from the public, it should never come at the cost of anyone’s safety. Dissemination of these images, given the ways in which they were obtained, encourages a highly intrusive practice that is dangerous to all involved.”