Meghan Markles author pal blasts HBO cartoon The Prince as creepy and borderline bullying
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Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are just a few members of the royal family who have been parodied in HBO Max's satirical comedy 'The Prince'.
The TV series inspired by Gary Janetti's Instagram account depicts the Duchess of Cambridge as an alcoholic warring with the Duchess of Sussex. While Prince Harry, who is voiced by Orlando Bloom, is dumbfounded at what a fridge is and can't remember the name of his son Archie, as he tries and fails to make it in Los Angeles with his wife.
The children aren't spared either with Prince George imagined as young boy who regularly tortures his butler, despises his younger sister Prince Charlotte, who is voiced by Sophie Turner, and tries to suck up to the Queen.
The controversial show, who's air date was delayed following Prince Philip's death, who is shown as a man who can't speak or chew his food, has drawn criticism.
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The co-author of royal biography 'Harry and Meghan: Finding Freedom' Omid Scobie took to Twitter to vocalise his distaste on the show.
He explained his viewpoint, "Royals have been parodied on dozens of shows over the years (Spitting Image, The Windsors, SNL etc) but this is the first time I can recall children being targeted. It may be “comedy” but it comes across as creepy and borderline-bullying. Seems like many of you feel the same…"
He further illustrated his point by sharing screenshots of other tweets including "Kids should be off limits" and "I don't care for the family members that are still on that little island, but this is wrong on so many levels. Leave children alone. PS. Harry and his family live in an estate not the tiny apartment that ya'll wish."
He also re-posted, "Gary Janetti's Instagram account was an online breeding ground for racism and hate towards Meghan and he was rewarded with a HBO show for it."
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Omid's role as a royal journalist has meant he's been able to closely follow Meghan and Harry and gain a unique insight.
His book, written with Carolyn Durand, had many revelations including that royal aides disapproved of her baby shower for first son Archie which took place in New York.
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