The Project host shocks with brutal swipe at Prince Harry: 'Something flaccid'
It comes after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's 'near catastrophic' car chase in NYC.
The Project's Kate Langbroek surprised her co-hosts on Thursday night when she took a brutal swipe at Prince Harry's marriage to Meghan Markle, following the couple's 'near catastrophic' car chase earlier this week.
The panel interviewed taxi driver Sukhcharn Singh, who drove Meghan and Harry after an awards show on Tuesday night while they were being followed by photographers.
The couple issued a statement, describing the situation with the paparazzi as a "near catastrophic" car chase, however, Mr Singh has called the description "exaggerated" and he never felt as though they were in any danger.
Following the interview, Kate joked that she couldn't "get enough of the very little" Mr Singh actually knew about the incident.
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"I wanted to ask what Prince Harry smells like, what sort of cologne he was wearing. You know, juicy details," Sarah Harris joked.
"Well if he’s near his wife, he smells like anxiety, and I don’t want to say... something flaccid?" Kate said. "He’s very diminished, I think, in her presence."
Sarah, Georgie Tunny and Sam Taunton thought it was a step too far, with Sarah jumping to Harry's defence.
"I think he just wants to protect his wife," she told Kate, adding that Harry's concern for Meghan spoke volumes about how "deep the trauma is with Prince Harry and his mum".
Kate poked fun at a clip they shared of Prince Harry saying he didn't want history to repeat itself, referencing his mother Princess Diana's shock death in a car crash in 1997 after being chased by paparazzi.
"How is his prediction?" Kate said, putting on a stuffy voice and pretending to be Harry saying, "I don't want history to repeat itself, I don't want to be [a] single dad... I'm going to be alright, but it's curtains for her!"
"It's like a strange thing to project for your wife," she added, without the voice. "I think they encourage the trauma in each other."
Georgie added that it was understandable for Harry to be thinking about what happened to his mother
"But is it possible he could have chosen a life where he was not follow by the paparazzi?" Kate questioned. "They had a very quiet 18 months."
Meghan and Harry's representatives described the situation as involving half a dozen cars with blacked-out windows, driving dangerously and putting the lives of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and Meghan's mother, Doria, in danger.
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"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 couple's representative said in a statement on Wednesday.
"This relentless pursuit, lasting over two hours, resulted in multiple near collisions involving other drivers on the road, pedestrians and two NYPD (New York Police Department) officers."
The couple were shaken by the incident but otherwise unharmed.
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