It looks as though Prince Harry and Meghan are in the crosshairs of South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone judging by a teaser clip for this week’s episode of the long-running Comedy Central show.
According to the description for episode two of season 26, titled The Worldwide Privacy Tour, ‘The prince of Canada and his wife try to find privacy and seclusion in a small mountain town.’
In the teaser clip, Kyle can be seen telling his friends: ‘It seriously is driving me crazy. I’m sick of hearing about them but I can’t get away from them! They’re everywhere. In my f*****g face.’
His best friend Stan replies: ‘Look, Kyle, we just kind of don’t care about some dumb prince and his stupid wife.’
The episode comes just after Prince Harry wrapped up the press tour for his memoir Spare and on top of the launch of the couple’s Netflix docuseries Harry & Meghan as well as Meghan’s podcast Archetypes as the couple continues to ask for privacy.
The episode is titled The Worldwide Privacy Tour and airs on Wednesday at 9:00 pm
The first episode of the adult cartoon tackled Kanye West’s anti-Semitic outbursts who is represented by Cartman’s invisible friend, Cupid Ye, as well as mocking the swift rise of TikTok.
Just some of South Park’s targets over the years include religions like Christianity, Islam and Scientology as well as climate change deniers, cryptocurrencies, Phil Collins, Tiger Woods, smoking bans, ‘Game of Thrones’ and pedophiles.
Since the Peabody Award-winning show’s first episode in 1997, Parker and Stone have blurred the boundary between good taste and bad, even more so than that other, long-living adult cartoon The Simpsons.
South Park had a cartoon Jesse Jackson insist on having his rear end kissed by Kyle’s dad to apologize for his use of a racial slur and depicted Jesus Christ defecating on former President George W. Bush and the American flag.
One common target is pontificating celebrities, like when Bono of U2 was revealed to be the world’s largest turd.
But Parker and Stone only like to skewer powerful celebs, showing a surprisingly tender side to Brittney Spears, who in an episode has blown off her own head, but the music industry keeps making her perform.
In 2011, Parker and Stone used the fictional Canadian royal family as a substitute for the British royal family in an episode titled Royal Pudding which took aim at Prince William’s wedding to Kate Middleton.
Just some of South Park’s targets over the years include religions like Christianity, Islam and Scientology
The episode comes just after Prince Harry wrapped up the press tour for his memoir Spare
Once again, the South Park creators will replace the British royal family with the fictional Canadian royal family
Last month, Prince Harry told the Telegraph newspaper he did not include everything that had happened between himself and his brother and father in his memoir because they ‘would never forgive him’
Last month, Prince Harry told the Telegraph newspaper he did not include everything that had happened between himself and his brother and father in his memoir because they ‘would never forgive him,’ adding he had enough material for another book.
In the book, Harry details long-standing tension between himself and his brother, culminating in William, who is heir to the throne, knocking him to the floor during a 2019 argument over Harry’s American wife, Meghan.
In the interview with the Telegraph published on Friday, Harry said an 800-page first draft of the book had been cut to just over 400 pages, and that he had shared some incidents with his ghostwriter, J.R. Moehringer, with no intention of seeing them published.
‘It could have been two books, put it that way,’ he told the newspaper.
He said it was impossible to tell his story without including revelations about the other members of his family.
‘But there are some things that have happened, especially between me and my brother, and to some extent between me and my father, that I just don’t want the world to know,’ he said in the interview.
‘Because I don’t think they would ever forgive me. Now you could argue that some of the stuff I’ve put in there, well, they will never forgive me anyway.’
Harry also said in the interview that he worried about William’s children, saying he felt ‘a responsibility knowing that out of those three children, at least one will end up like me, the spare. And that hurts, that worries me.’
He said he felt this way despite William making it clear to him that ‘his kids are not my responsibility.’
Spokespeople for the Royal Family have not commented on any of the claims made in the book or in the series of interviews Harry has given to promote it.
In just one week, Spare sold more than 3.2 million copies worldwide after just one week of publication and will likely rank among the bestselling memoirs of all time.
Penguin Random House announced last month that Prince Harry’s headline-making memoir sold 1.6 million copies in the U.S. alone.