Indian-origin cabbie gave “pretty nervous” Meghan, Harry a ride after the chase

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan were “pretty nervous” as they were chased by paparazzi in New York, according to an Indian-American cab driver who drove them for about 10 minutes after picking them up at a police station in Manhattan.

Sukhcharn Singh, the driver who drove the Duke and Duchess of Sussex briefly on Tuesday night as they were trailed in their car by photographers, said he instantly recognized his passengers. 

“I was on 67th Street and then the security guard hailed me. Next thing you know, Prince Harry and his wife were hopping into my cab,” he said. 

“We got blocked by a garbage truck, and all of a sudden paparazzi came and started taking pictures,” he said. 

Singh said Harry, 38, and Meghan, 41, were about to give him their location but told him to go back to the police station. 

“They were nice people, they looked nervous. I think they were being chased the whole day or something. They were pretty nervous,” Singh told Sky News. 

In a statement, Harry and Meghan’s spokesperson said on Wednesday the couple had experienced a “near catastrophic car chase” on Tuesday. 

The New York Police Department (NYPD) later said they assisted the private security team protecting the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. 

“There were numerous photographers that made their transport challenging,” it said. 

The police, however, said the couple “arrived at their destination and there were no reported collisions, summonses, injuries, or arrests.” Harry and Meghan were in New York attending an awards ceremony – the Ms Foundation Women of Vision Awards – along with Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland. 

When they were chased after leaving the event, the spokesperson said, the couple tried to avoid the paparazzi by going to a Manhattan police station – which is where Singh picked them up. 

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