Series 3, Episode 1
With the country divided, the government have asked the Royals to cheer up Britain. Wills, Kate, Harry and Meghan are excited to bring the British people together; meanwhile, Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Edward and Prince Andrew, are striking from all royal duties in protest of the minimal rise to the Sovereign Grant. Confident that this will only make The Fab Four even more popular, Camilla plots to cause a rift between them.
Beatrice has set up a new drinks brand called 'GinVoddieRum' and wants Eugenie to be her business partner.
The older royals are disheartened when nobody seems to notice that they're striking, so Charles tries to persuade Wills to join forces; Wills is torn and is given advice by a portrait of Queen Victoria.
- Tuesday 25th February 2020
- Channel 4
- 30 minutes
Cast & crew
|Kathryn Drysdale||Meghan Markle|
|Vicki Pepperdine||Princess Anne|
|Tom Stourton||Jack Brooksbank|
|Miriam Margolyes||Queen Victoria|
|Abraham Buckoke (as Abe Buckoke)||Hipster on TV|
|Mark Flitton||Attacker on TV|
|Ali Zaidi||Car Factory Worker|
|Emily Priestnall||Script Editor|
|Robert Wulff-Cochrane||Executive Producer|
|Camilla Campbell||Executive Producer|
|George Jeffrie||Executive Producer|
|Bert Tyler-Moore||Executive Producer|
|Mo Holden||Production Designer|
The royal satire is back for a third season, and the truth seems to be increasingly merging with fiction. Prince Charles (Harry Enfield) proposes a strike in protest at the meagre rise in the sovereign grant, while Harry and Meghan propose a move to North America to escape the tabloids. A laugh-heavy response to The Crown.Ammar Kalia, The Guardian, 25th February 2020
The main reason it works is that it's not afraid to tear in to all of the characters and mock them relentlessly, William and Kate perhaps get the easiest ride but the others are portrayed as either fucking idiots, downright evil (in the case of Camilla, at least), or conniving scumbags (Andrew, then).Alex Finch, Comedy To Watch, 26th February 2020