'Harry and Meghan are starring in their own melodrama to make headlines'

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are "creating a drama where there isn't one," according to TalkTV's royal correspondent Rupert Bell.

The couple alleged they were involved in a "near catastrophic" car chase that lasted for two hours after leaving an event in New York.

But according to reports, the incident was not as dramatic as the couple had claimed.

The NYPD called it “chaotic,” and the taxi driver they used during part of the chase said there was “no big deal” and “no drama," and the mayor of Manhattan said the chase lasted no more than 10 minutes.

Speaking to TalkTV's Kevin O'Sullivan, Rupert said: "Their version of events is so insular they're not seeing the broader picture, and that is the frustration for so many - including for members of the Royal Family themselves.

"They create a drama when there isn't one, which for them is reinventing their lives. With this endless feeling of a 'soap opera moment', the Sussex fatigue just seems to go on and on, and we get bored of the drama that is surrounding them. Why can't they just find a way of getting on with their lives?

"Clearly Harry has got to find something to do that gives him a sense of legitimacy and purpose, as he is a rudderless ship at the moment."

Prince Harry recently lost a bid to bring a second legal challenge against the Home Office over his security arrangements when in the UK.

The Duke had asked for permission to bring a High Court challenge over a decision that he should not be allowed to pay privately for his protective security.

At a hearing earlier this month, a judge was asked by Harry’s legal team to allow the duke to proceed with a claim over decisions taken by the Home Office and the Executive Committee for the Protection of Royalty and Public Figures (Ravec).

But the Home Office, opposing Harry’s claim, said Ravec considered it was “not appropriate” for wealthy people to “buy” protective security when it had decided that “the public interest does not warrant” someone receiving such protection on a publicly-funded basis.

In a ruling this week, Mr Justice Chamberlain refused Harry permission to bring the second challenge, rejecting on a number of grounds.