The Paparrazi Is Coming Dangerously Close to Causing Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to Have the Same Fate as Princess Diana

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry have been trying to get away from the public eye for months. Ever since the Sussexes announced that they were stepping down from their roles as senior royals, they have been trying to find a way to live their lives as privately as possible. But even moving to a different continent seems like it wasn’t enough to escape the paparazzi. And now, the situation is getting dangerous.

 Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry step down

In January, Harry and Meghan announced that they wanted to step back from their royal positions. Eventually, they were able to come to an agreement with Queen Elizabeth II.

“As agreed in this new arrangement, they understand that they are required to step back from royal duties, including official military appointments,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement. “They will no longer receive public funds for royal duties.”

“With the queen’s blessing, the Sussexes will continue to maintain their private patronages and associations. While they can no longer formally represent the queen, the Sussexes have made clear that everything they do will continue to uphold the values of Her Majesty. The Sussexes will not use their HRH titles as they are no longer working members of the royal family.”

Prince Harry was out of options

After a harrowing few years where Harry and Meghan were tormented by the media, Harry felt like he had no other choice but to move his family out of the spotlight.

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“The decision that I have made for my wife and I to step back is not one I made lightly,” he said in a speech at the dinner for Sentebale in London. “It was so many months of talks after so many years of challenges. And I know I haven’t always gotten it right, but as far as this goes, there really was no other option. What I want to make clear is, we’re not walking away, and we certainly aren’t walking away from you.”

The paparazzi are relentless

The Sussexes are currently living in Tyler Perry’s mansion in California while they look for a more permanent residence. While there, they are using Perry’s security team to protect them. However, they may need to beef up their security as the paparazzi have taken to following them whenever they go outside.

“They were out driving in the last month in Los Angeles and were noticed by paparazzi,” a source told The Daily Beast of Harry and Meghan.

“They were then tailed, followed, and chased by two cars, which were being driven very erratically,” the source continued. “When they parked up, one of the cars following them, which had been in an outer lane, cut across two lanes of traffic to park themselves.”

The chase could have easily ended in tragedy.

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This afternoon, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey on Commonwealth Day, alongside Her Majesty The Queen and Members of The Royal Family. The Commonwealth is a global network of 54 countries, working in collaboration towards shared economic, environmental, social and democratic goals, and the Service today seeks to highlight the vast community which spans every geographical region, religion and culture, embracing diversity amongst its population of 2.4 billion people, of which 60 percent are under 30 years old. As President and Vice-President of the @Queens_Commonwealth_Trust, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been passionate advocates of the Commonwealth having spent many years working closely with the next generation of Commonwealth leaders. The theme of the Commonwealth for 2020 is ‘Delivering A Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming', placing emphasis on youth, the environment, trade, governance, and ICT (Information and Communications Technology) and innovation. From working to protect the earth's natural resources and preserving the planet for generations to come, to championing fair trade and empowering the youth of today to transform the communities of tomorrow, the Service celebrates the Commonwealth's continued commitment to delivering a peaceful, prosperous and more sustainable future for all. Photo © PA

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“The photographer’s car was five meters away from causing a T-bone crash,” the source said. “It was incredibly dangerous, shocking, and scary.”

This sort of paparazzi intrusion hits close to home for Harry as his mother, Princess Diana died in a car crash while fleeing from the paparazzi in 1997.