Prince Harry and Meghan Markle face increasing demands to release footage allegedly filmed during a car chase they described as "near-catastrophic." Critics are questioning the veracity of the couple's account of the incident, according to insider sources on

Sources informed that key parts of the event were captured on camera by the couple and their staff. "Harry and Meghan and their entourage filmed key moments of the incident," one insider shared. To quell skepticism about their narrative, including from the mayor of New York and the police, the source challenged, "If they want to prove their case, they should release the video. Video doesn’t lie, does it?"

Prince Harry was observed filming the paparazzi throng on his iPhone, according to sources, sparking speculation that the footage might feature in the couple's upcoming Netflix documentary.

Earlier reports on indicated that the incident occurred on Tuesday night, when Harry, Meghan, and Meghan's mother were leaving the Women of Vision Awards at New York's Ziegfeld Ballroom. The royal pair claimed they were pursued by paparazzi, resulting in a near "catastrophic" chase.

In a statement, the couple's representative explained, "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." They claimed the chase involved "multiple near collisions involving other drivers on the road, pedestrians, and two NYPD officers" over the span of two hours.

Chris Sanchez, a member of the couple's security team, spoke about the tense event to CNN, saying, "I have never seen, experienced anything like this. What we were dealing with was very chaotic."

The paparazzi agency, who employed the photographers trailing the couple, denied any intention of causing distress or harm, asserting the paparazzi's only tool was their cameras.

The NYPD confirmed that photographers had followed Harry and Meghan, but noted there were no resulting collisions, injuries, or arrests. This contrast in narratives has fueled the calls for the release of any video footage to either confirm or disprove the couple's claims.