Animated satire The Prince is released and takes aim at the Royals

A trigger-happy, tantrum-throwing Queen, entitled Prince George and Prince Harry confused by the size of his LA apartment: Animated satire The Prince takes aim at the Royal Family in new trailer

  • HBO Max has released trailer for animated Royal Family satire The Prince 
  • Animated series was created by Family Guy producer Gary Janetti and revolves around a fictional version of Prince George as a young tyrannical prince 
  • Trailer shows the Queen shooting dead a butler for startling her, Prince William being carried to the toilet and Prince Charles declaring ‘it’s my turn’ to be king 
  • Harry is seen commenting on the size of his ‘palace apartment’ in Los Angeles 

An animated satirical comedy that lampoons the Royal Family has been released in the US, depicting the Queen as a trigger-happy syndicate boss and Prince Charles as a frustrated mummy’s boy desperate to be king. 

The Prince, created by Family Guy producer Gary Janetti, centres around a fictional version of Prince George as a child tyrant with expensive taste, a withering sense of humour and a dim view of his family – particularly his thuggish brother Louis.

Prince Harry is shown struggling to understand the concept of living in an ‘apartment’ after relocating to California with Meghan, while Prince William is so entitled he needs to be carried to the toilet by an aide. 

The 12-episode series, which cost £5million to create, is available to stream in the US on HBO Max from today. It was originally due to premiere in the spring but was pushed back following the death of the Duke of Edinburgh on April 9. 

It is currently not available to view in the UK.  

The Prince, created by Family Guy producer Gary Janetti, centres around a fictional version of Prince George as a child tyrant with expensive taste, a withering sense of humour and a dim view of his family – particularly his thuggish brother Louis. It premieres in the US today. Pictured l-r: Camilla, Prince Charles, the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince William and Kate 

Prince Harry is shown coming to terms with his post-royal life as he and Meghan arrive in an LA apartment. Looking around, he says: ‘This might be the smallest palace I have ever been in’

The 12-episode series, which cost £5million to create, is available to stream in the US on HBO Max from today. It was originally due to premiere in the spring but was pushed back following the death of the Duke of Edinburgh on April 9. Pictured, Prince George 

The all-star cast features Orlando Bloom as Prince Harry, Game Of Thrones’ Sophie Turner as Princess Charlotte and Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens as Prince Philip.

A two-minute long trailer shared on Twitter last night offers a taste of what viewers can expect from the irreverent TV series. 

Prince Harry is shown coming to terms with his post-royal life as he and Meghan arrive in an LA apartment. Looking around, he says to his wife: ‘This might be the smallest palace I have ever been in.’ 

Meghan corrects him: ‘Well, it’s an apartment,’ to which Harry replies: ‘Yes, an apartment palace, I know that. Lots of tiny palaces inside one big palace.’

In another scene senior royals – including Prince Philip – are seen having afternoon tea in Buckingham Palace when the Queen jumps up and down in her seat and screams: ‘I would like a treat, I would like a treat, the Queen would like a treat!’

Prince George turns to a nearby royal aide and asks: ‘Do you have any tea that doesn’t taste of p***’

Elsewhere Charles is seen telling Camilla: ‘I want to be King, she’s had her go, now it’s my turn,’ before running out of the door when the Queen calls his name

Prince George admits he’s scared of younger brother Prince Louis, pictured, who is depicted as a thug, while prim and proper Princess Charlotte is chirpy and well-spoken

The young prince admits he’s scared of younger brother Prince Louis, who is depicted as a thug, while prim and proper Princess Charlotte is chirpy and well-spoken.  

Elsewhere Charles is seen telling Camilla: ‘I want to be King, she’s had her go, now it’s my turn,’ before running out of the door when the Queen calls his name. 

Prince William is carried out of bed and to the toilet by an attendant when he declares he is ready for a s***. 

In the final moments of the trailer, the Queen tells great-grandson Prince George: ‘Sweetheart, you have no idea how much hard work it is to be head of a state family and syndicate,’ before shooting dead an attendant who ‘startles’ her.

An admiring George says: ‘She’s such a bad b***h.’

Prince George runs the show in The Prince. A two-minute long trailer shared on Twitter last night offers a taste of what viewers can expect from the irreverent TV series

The all-star cast features Orlando Bloom as Prince Harry, Game Of Thrones’ Sophie Turner as Princess Charlotte and Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens as Prince Philip 

There had been speculation as to whether the Duke of Edinburgh’s character would be removed from the series in the wake of his death but he still appears in the trailer. 

Last year, creators of the animated series were accused of ‘taking cheap shots’ after a trailer of the upcoming show appeared to mock Prince George, with critics saying the young royal could be adversely affected by his portrayal in the eight-part series.    

A producer for rival Disney Studios said: ‘It’s one thing for film-makers to play fast and loose with the truth in shows like The Crown but poking fun at a seven-year-old child seems cruel and unfair. 

‘Some things should be off-limits. It’s morally wrong to use a child to get cheap laughs.’ 

While TV critic Katherine Singh said: ‘It’s important to remember George is still a child who has had no say in his lot in life.

‘What we say about people, even those who seem untouchable like the Royals, can seriously and negatively affect people. Prince George is old enough to know what’s going on.’ 

However Mr Janetti, who first began making jibes at the the royal family on his Instagram account, defended the show.  

He said: ‘I would hope that he would find it super funny and have a sense of humour about it, and obviously see that everything is meant with affection.’ 

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