An animated version of Prince George is the protagonist of HBO's The Prince (Image: GETTY/HBOMAX)

Prince George parody in ‘cruel’ TV series sparks fury – ‘Leave children alone!’

Prince George has been cast as the lead in a satirical animated comedy, which has enraged many social media users.

Prince George is the protagonist of HBO Max’s new animated series ‘The Prince,’ an adult animated show that depicts daily life at the Palace through the eyes of a heavily fictionalised eight-year-old heir to the throne. The show, which stars members of the Royal Family such as the Cambridges, Sussexes, and the Queen, premiered on the US streaming service today.

The show’s trailer, on the other hand, has enraged many social media users, with some calling it “inappropriate” and “disrespectful.”

A character who appears to be inspired by Prince Louis enters a room and rudely asks for tea before drinking it and smashing the cup on the floor in the two-minute trailer.

“OK, that kid freaks me out,” a fictionalised Prince George says.

In another scene, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are seen in a California home, with the fictionalised Duke remarking, “This may be the smallest palace I have ever been in.”

“Well, it is an apartment,” Meghan responds.

Prince George as depicted in the HBO Max show (Image: HBOMAX)
Prince George as depicted in the HBO Max show (Image: HBOMAX)

“Yes, I know, an apartment palace,” Harry responds. Inside one large palace, there are many small palaces.”

“Don’t particularly agree with parodying children,” Royal author Omid Scobie wrote on Twitter, “but guessing I’m in the minority as @hbomax’s no-f****-given series #ThePrince hits the streamer tomorrow.” Thoughts?”

He shared the messages of a few social media users who agreed with his take on the show in a second tweet.

“Kids should be off-limits,” one person wrote.

“I don’t care about the family members who are still on that small island,” another said, “but this is wrong on so many levels.” “Leave the kids alone.”

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“Royals have been parodied on dozens of shows over the years (Spitting Image, The Windsors, SNL, and so on), but this is the first time I can recall children being targeted,” Mr Scobie added.

“It’s billed as a comedy, but it’s creepy and borderline bullying.”

“It appears that many of you share my sentiments…”

On this, fans of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Windsors in the United Kingdom appear to have found common ground.

“This is the first time I see SussexSquad and Kensington fans agreeing on something,” one Meghan and Harry supporter tweeted.

“Children are off-limits, and this guy shouldn’t be offered a show based on his Instagram account.” @hbomax, you’re a jerk.”

“This is disgusting,” said another Sussex supporter. Children should be kept out of the house. Period.”

Another satirical TV series mocking members of the Royal Family, Channel 4’s The Windsors, was compared by a royal watcher.

“The Windsors is hilarious because it doesn’t deal with children,” they said. This cartoon is in poor taste and cruel.

“Poor Prince George will have to attend school with other children who have seen the show.”

“I feel sorry for him,” said another. He’s a sweet little boy.

“Streaming and social media didn’t exist when his father was a kid. Culture was trustworthy.

“You couldn’t go from a kid’s Instagram account bashing to an HBO series budget.”

“It’s great that he has the Middletons out of the spotlight.”

“This looks so, incredibly unfunny,” another royal fan said. Along with the numerous flaws, I find the fact that they wear George’s’real’ school uniform to be disgustingly creepy.”

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“No no no no,” said another Twitter user. I suppose the Royal Family’s adults can do whatever they want.

“However, George and the other royal children should not be approached.”

“If you really want to do ‘What if Stewie Griffin was a prince,’ just make up a Royal Family.”

‘The Prince’ was created by Gary Janetti, who used to post jokes on his Instagram account that he imagined Prince George making about other members of the Royal Family, such as Meghan Markle and Archie Harrison.

Mr Janetti plays Prince George in the 12-episode series.

Orlando Bloom, Sophie Turner, and Frances de la Tour are among the voice cast members.

The show was supposed to premiere in April, but it was postponed due to the death of Prince Philip, who is also featured in the series.

One comment

  1. Marion Reynolds

    I think the whole thing is disgusting. To most of us the Royal family are precious

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