Whoopi Goldberg Swats Down ‘Wacky’ Harry and Meghan Car Chase Claim

Whoopi Goldberg Discusses Harry and Meghan on The View. (Credit: ABC)

Whoopi Goldberg has added her voice to those casting doubt on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s claim that they were involved in a “near catastrophic car chase” with paparazzi Tuesday night in New York City.

The View moderator shared her thoughts on the incident during Thursday’s episode of the daytime talk show.

Goldberg said she thinks “some wacky stuff” happened with the royal couple, just not a car chase.

“Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were followed by paparazzi while leaving the Ziegfeld Theatre. Their spokesperson called it a ‘near catastrophic car chase.’ Others said it wasn’t bad,” Goldberg told the audience.

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She then swatted down the statement, which said: “This relentless pursuit, lasting over two hours, resulted in multiple near collisions involving other drivers on the road, pedestrians and two NYPD officers.”

Goldberg told the audience, “I think people in New York know if it was possible to have car chases in New York, we’d all make it to the theater on time.”

The Sister Act star added that she thinks the couple’s spokesperson was confused.

“I think their spokesperson referenced something that you generally would reference in Los Angeles,” she said. “That’s where you have chases. That’s where you can move at high speeds.”

The EGOT winner admitted she does believe the couple was “dealing with aggressive paparazzi,” but a chase “just doesn’t work in New York.”

Fellow panelist Joy Behar agreed, saying the streets in NYC are too clogged with traffic for a chase.

“Sometimes I’m in the city and I hear an ambulance trying to get through and I think, ‘that person’s dead,'” Behar said.

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But Sunny Hostin disagreed. “No one ever claimed that there was a high speed chase,” said Hostin

She added that there were scooters involved in the incident, and Harry and Meghan were probably worried because his mother, Princess Diana, was killed in a car crash in 1997 while being pursued by paparazzi in Paris.

“When you look at a situation like this, where his mother died of a catastrophic car chase… I wouldn’t want to be in a situation where e-bikes and sedans are sort of following me aggressively around the city,” she said.

Goldberg then tossed to a clip of New York City Mayor Eric Adams downplaying Harry and Meghan’s statement.

“I would find that hard to believe that there was a two-hour high speed chase,” Adams told a reporter who asked about the incident during a news conference.

Still, he said even a 10-minute chase would be dangerous in NYC.

“We have a lot of traffic, a lot of movement, a lot of people are using our streets. Any type of high speed chase that involves something of that nature is inappropriate,” Adams said.

Watch the segment from The View below.