Mayor Eric Adams blasted the photographers who chased Britain’s Prince Harry, wife Meghan and her mother through the streets of NYC on Tuesday night as “reckless and irresponsible.”
The incident happened after the couple left an awards ceremony at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in Midtown Manhattan.
Adams said the description of the incident provided by Harry and Meghan’s office recalls the circumstances of the 1997 death of the prince’s mother, Princess Diana, who was killed when her limousine crashed while being chased by paparazzi in Paris.
“And I think all of us, I don’t think there’s many of us, who don’t recall how his mom died. And it would be horrific to lose an innocent bystander during a chase like this and something to have happened to them as well,” Adams said. “So I think we have to be extremely responsible. I thought that was a bit reckless and irresponsible.”