No one from royal family reached out to Harry, Meghan after paparazzi car chase

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The British royal family has not checked in on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle following their “near-fatal” paparazzi chase in New York City, Page Six can confirm.

A source tells us neither King Charles III and Queen Camilla, nor Prince William and Kate Middleton have contacted the Duke and Duchess of Sussex regarding the incident, which occurred on Tuesday night.

Spokespeople for the senior royals did not immediately return Page Six’s request for comment.

Harry and Markle’s rep could also not immediately be reached.

An insider previously told us, however, that the Sussexes were “extremely upset and shaken” after allegedly being chased by paparazzi for two hours Tuesday night.

The couple — along with the former actress’ mother, Doria Ragland — was pursued by photographers after leaving the Ziegfeld Theater, where Markle was honored by Gloria Steinem at the Women of Vision Awards.

 “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,” the Sussexes’ rep said in a statement to Page Six Wednesday.

“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.”

A source added that the trio is “still upset, to say the least,” adding, “[The occurrence] was horrific.”

The New York Police Department is investigating the incident and said in a statement Wednesday that their officers “assisted the private security team protecting the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.”

Authorities added that “numerous photographers that made their transport challenging,” but Harry and Markle “arrived at their destination and there were no reported collisions, summonses, injuries, or arrests in regard.”

However, a high-ranking police source told The Post that the “near catastrophic” pursuit was actually more tame than the ex-senior royals described.

“We only had one car as part of this. [The chase] definitely wasn’t two hours,” the source said Wednesday.

Sources said the group drove in circles between FDR Drive and West 57th Street in an SUV before stopping at the 19th Precinct on the Upper East Side for about 15 minutes.

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They then ditched their vehicle and jumped into a yellow cab that took them to the apartment where they were staying without paparazzi following.

Harry has been feuding with the British government over security for his family since they quit being senior royals and moved to the US in 2020.

It was recently determined that the duke can not pay for private protection when he, his wife and their two children travel to the UK, as it would set an unfavorable precedent for “wealthy” citizens.

Harry — who traveled to his father’s coronation without Markle less than two weeks ago — previously insisted that he is “gravely concerned about his safety and security during future trips to the UK.”

The duke and duchess, along with 4-year-old son Archie and 1-year-old daughter Lilibet, lost access to government-subsidized bodyguards when they moved to California.

Harry and Markle have been paying upwards of $2 million a year for private security, including Kim Kardashian’s former bodyguard.

Harry’s mother, Princess Diana, died in a 1997 car crash that occurred while paparazzi were chasing her vehicle in Paris.

The controversial royal admitted in his Netflix doc that he’s afraid that “history [will] repeat itself” due to the “level of hate that [has been] stirred up in the last three years.”

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