It looks like 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 the second episode of season 26, entitled The Worldwide Privacy Tour, “The Prince of Canada and his wife are trying to find privacy and seclusion in a small mountain town.”
In the teaser clip, Kyle can be seen telling his friends: “It’s seriously driving me crazy. I’m sick of hearing from them, but I can’t get rid of them! They are everywhere. In my fucking face.’
His best friend Stan replies, “Look Kyle, we just kind of don’t care about a stupid prince and his stupid wife.”
The episode comes shortly after Prince Harry wraps up the press tour for his memoir Spare and in addition to the launch of the couple’s Netflix documentaries Harry & Meghan and Meghan’s podcast Archetypes, as the couple continue to seek privacy.
The episode is titled The Worldwide Privacy Tour and will air on Wednesday at 9pm
The first episode of the adult-themed cartoon addressed the anti-Semitic outbursts of Kanye West, represented by Cartman’s invisible friend Cupid Ye, and satirized the rapid rise of TikTok.
Just some of South Park’s targets over the years are 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 first installment of the Peabody Award-winning series in 1997, Parker and Stone have blurred the line between good and bad taste, even more so than the other long-lived adult animation The Simpsons.
South Park made a cartoon Jesse Jackson insist that his rear end be kissed by Kyle’s father to apologize for his use of a racial slur and depicted Jesus Christ defecating on former President George W. Bush and the American flag .
A common target is to preach to celebrities, such as when U2 exposed Bono as the world’s biggest turd.
But Parker and Stone just like to skewer powerful celebs, showing a surprisingly tender side to Brittney Spears, who blew her own head off in one episode, but the music industry keeps letting her perform.
In 2011, Parker and Stone used the fictional Canadian royal family as a stand-in for the British royal family in an episode titled Royal Pudding, which was aimed at Prince William’s marriage to Kate Middleton.
Just a few of South Park’s targets over the years have been religions such as Christianity, Islam and Scientology
The episode comes shortly after Prince Harry wraps up the press tour for his memoir, Spare
Once again, the creators of South Park will replace the British royal family with the fictional Canadian royal family
Last month, Prince Harry told the Telegraph newspaper that he had not included everything that had happened between him and his brother and father in his memoirs because they “would never forgive him”.
Kyle complains about a stupid prince and his stupid wife in the brand new episode titled “Worldwide Privacy Tour” which premieres Wednesday at 10/9c on Comedy Central. pic.twitter.com/6Dpa5R5ZZ3
— South Park (@SouthPark) February 13, 2023
Last month, Prince Harry told the Telegraph newspaper he hadn’t included everything that happened between him and his brother and father in his memoirs because they “would never forgive him,” adding he had enough material for another A book.
In the book, Harry details longstanding tensions between himself and his brother, culminating in William, the heir to the throne, throwing him to the ground 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 truncated to just over 400 pages and that he shared some incidents with his ghostwriter, JR Moehringer, with no intention of seeing them published.
“It could have been two books, to 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 have been some things that have happened, especially between me and my brother and to an extent between me and my father, that I just don’t want the world to know about,” 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 put in there, well, they’ll never forgive me anyway.’
Harry also said in the interview that he was concerned about William’s children and said he felt “obligated to know that out of those three children, at least one will end up like me, the surrogate.” And that hurts, that worries me.”
He said he feels that way, even though William has made it clear to him that “his children are not my responsibility”.
Royal family spokesmen have not commented on any of the claims in the book or in the series of interviews Harry has given to promote it.
In just one week, Spare has sold more than 3.2 million copies worldwide after just one week of publication and is likely to become one of the best-selling memoirs of all time.
Penguin Random House announced last month that Prince Harry’s headline-grabbing memoir has sold 1.6 million copies in the US alone.