Meghan Markle skips award ceremony just days after Prince Harry's 'near catastrophic' statement
Published: 24/05/2023- 16:16
Meghan Markle skipped an award ceremony just days after Prince Harry's statement claiming the couple was involved in a car chase.
The Duchess of Sussex was honoured for her podcast Archetypes at an award ceremony in Beverly Hills last night.
However, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex did not attend the event.
Meghan scooped the prize for Entertainment Podcast Host at the Gracie Awards presented by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation in the United States.
Meghan scooped the prize for Entertainment Podcast Host at the Gracie Awards
She sent a message regarding the award saying: "Thank you to the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation for this prestigious honour."
Meghan continued: "This is a shared success for me and the team behind Archetypes – most of whom are women – and the inspiring guests who joined me each week."
Last week, a spokesperson for the Duke of Sussex claimed Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and her mother Doria were involved in a "near catastrophic car chase" with paparazzi.
The incident occurred after the Sussexes had attended an awards ceremony in New York.
Prince Harry's spokesperson said: "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and Ms Ragland were involved in a near-catastrophic car chase at the hands of a ring of highly aggressive paparazzi.
"This relentless pursuit, lasting over two hours, resulted in multiple near collisions involving other drivers on the road, pedestrians and two NYPD officers.
"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."
Meghan and Harry had attended the 50th anniversary of the Ms Foundation for Women's award ceremony in New York.
Meghan and Harry had attended the 50th anniversary of the Ms Foundation for Women's award ceremony in New York on May 16.
The Duchess of Sussex delivered an acceptance speech on stage after collecting her award.
Meghan spoke of the importance of "daily acts of service" during the speech.
She also paid tribute to the Ms Foundation for Women organisation.