South Park savaged Meghan and Harry in its latest episode, something which the Duke and Duchess “deserved”, according to a royal expert. The thinly veiled jab at the Sussexes would likely add to “concern” that their popularity isn’t holding up in the US, royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams claims.
The episode of the hit TV show follows the Prince and Princess of Canada, who immediately draw comparisons to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
The cartoon Prince has bright red hair and has written a tell-all book titled Waaagh while the Princess dons a dusky pink outfit similar to the one Meghan wore at the Trooping of the Color in 2018.
The caricatures go on a “Worldwide Privacy Tour” holding signs which say “we want our privacy” and “stop looking at us”, an obvious dig at Meghan and Harry who moved to America amid concerns over their privacy. A dig which, Mr Fitzwilliams says, is well deserved.
“They roasted the royals, if you want to see pretty cruel, and often hilarious, humor, you’ll see them on South Park behaving in weird ways. I’ve just been watching some of it, and it’s perfectly obvious, because of their behaviour, they deserve it,” Mr Fitzwilliams told Express.co.uk.
South Park, which can be streamed in the UK on Paramount+, included a scathing reference by main character Stan to the Prince and Princess of Canada. He calls them the “dumb prince and his stupid wife”.
In the episode, the cartoon couple appeared on Good Morning Canada to discuss Prince’s book Waaagh.
The guest asks the prince if he would write a book about his cartoon royal family, he has become a journalist himself, a profession he despises.
“We just want to be normal people – all this attention is so hard,” the prince replies on TV. When challenged by the host, the couple storms off the set.