As OK! reported, the Sussexes' rep claimed they were involved in a "near catastrophic car chase" in Manhattan, noting the incident almost resulted in collisions and injuries. However, the NYPD downplayed the ordeal, as did their pair's taxi driver, who all insisted no one was ever in grave danger.
The conflicting reports made some think the parents-of-two exaggerated the story for attention, causing them endless embarrassment.
"Harry filmed everything he could on his iPhone, and it's almost certain he will pursue legal action," the source said of how they're responding to backlash. "The whole New York trip turned into a total farce. [Meghan's] very upset."
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"Meghan's doing her best to keep the faith and remain positive," added the insider. "Nothing is going to plan for Meghan."
The criticism the duo is receiving may also be why a separate source revealed they've decided to stop participating in interviews and other public outlets, such as another Netflix docuseries.
Their struggle is allegedly taking a toll on their marriage as well, as journalist Petronella Wyatt recently claimed via Twitter, "Friends of mine who live near them are always bumping into Meghan at parties these days. She tends to leave Harry at home."
Meanwhile, former royal butler Paul Burrell believes the Duke of Sussex is finally seeing his wife's true colors — and they aren't pretty.
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"Has he finally seen the truth of what his wife is doing and that he's been brainwashed and mesmerized by her beauty or something? Because we all know that but he doesn't seem to see it," he explained in an interview. "I have no doubt that when this happens, because we all know that it will happen, when it does happen then he will return to the United Kingdom and I think his father, the King, and his brother, the Prince of Wales will both greet him back into the country with open arms."