Meghan and Harry's taxi driver tells Piers Morgan: 'They seemed very nervous'

Harry and Meghan seemed nervous on the night of their alleged car chase, according to the New York taxi driver who picked them up.

Speaking to TalkTV's Piers Morgan, Sunny Singh said he picked up the royal couple along with Meghan's mother and a body guard outside a Manhattan police station.

Before they could tell Mr Singh where they to go, paparazzi descended on the vehicle as it moved off and the couple's security guard asked him to circle back to the police station where he had picked them up.

"They seemed very nervous," he said. "We went a block, we were blocked by a trash truck, then all of a sudden paparazzi came out of nowhere and flashes just went off."

"I would say six paparazzi were following the cab. There were about two cars following us as the trash truck moved."

Mr Sing said the couple reacted anxiously as photographers swarmed around his car with their cameras flashing: "They completely surrounded the car and went crazy with the cameras. They were nervous - you could see the look on their face."

Asked whether he was surprised Prince Harry and Meghan were in his cab, Mr Singh said: "Not so much, we get celebrities in New York City all the time."

After 10 minutes, Mr Singh arrived back at the police station where the group left his cab.

When Piers asked Mr Singh whether he thought the incident had been overblown, he replied: "I don't know what they went through last night because I only had them for fifteen minutes."

New York mayor Eric Adams described the photographers who pursued the couple as "reckless and irresponsible" adding it would be "horrific" if Harry were involved in an accident similar to the one that killed his mother Diana in 1997.

He said: "Two of our officers could have been injured. New York City is different from a small town somewhere. This is a densely populated city.

“I don't think there’s many of us who don’t recall how his mum died, and it would be horrific to lose an innocent bystander during a chase like this and something to have happened to them.

"So I think that was a bit reckless and irresponsible."

In an earlier statement on Wednesday, a spokesperson for Harry and Meghan said: "Last night, 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."