Britain's Prince Harry says he and wife in 'near catastrophic' car chase in NY

Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan say they were pursued by paparazzi in a "near catastrophic" car chase in New York. They were on their way from a charity event on Tuesday.

A spokesperson for the couple released a statement on Wednesday saying, "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex ... were involved in a near catastrophic car chase at the hands of a ring of highly aggressive paparazzi."

The statement also said, "This relentless pursuit, lasting over two hours, resulted in multiple near collisions involving other drivers on the road, pedestrians and two NYPD officers."

The New York Police Department says there were no reported collisions, summonses, injuries or arrests in the matter.

New York Mayor Eric Adams said at a news conference that the paparazzi's action was "a bit reckless and irresponsible."

Adams also said, "I don't think there's many of us who don't recall how his mom died."

The prince's mother, Princess Diana, was killed in a car accident in 1997 while being chased by paparazzi. Many US media outlets mentioned the late princess in reporting the latest incident.

Prince Harry is the second son of Britain's King Charles.