South Park, the irreverent animated comedy, is back with a new episode that pokes fun at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's contradictory behavior. The episode, titled "World Private Tour," has caught the attention of the public for its satirical take on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's relentless pursuit of privacy.
The teaser clip shows Kyle, one of the show's characters, bemoaning the ubiquitousness of the royal couple. "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," he tells his friends. In response, his best friend Stan quips, "Look, Kyle, we just kind of don't care about some dumb prince and his stupid wife." The trailer for the episode depicts Meghan and Harry traveling the world with "We want privacy" and "Stop looking at us" banners.
The show introduces the prince and his wife by referencing the recent passing of the Queen. "It has been several months now since our beloved queen has died," the host announces. "All Canadians are finding it hard to go on, all Canadians that is except for our first guest, the prince and his wife." However, their appearance on the talk show turns out to be less than pleasant when the host questions their motives for seeking privacy.
"You’ve lived a life with the royal family, you’ve had everything handed to you, but you say your life has been hard, and now you’ve written all about it in your new book ‘WAAAGH,'" the Canadian morning host comments.
“Yes, that’s right —” the prince starts before he is interrupted by his wife. "I was totally like ‘You should write a book ‘cause your family’s like stupid and then so are like journalists,'" she interjects.
"We just want to be normal people. All this attention is so hard!" the wife protests. The Duke and Duchess then embark on a "Worldwide Privacy Tour," traveling from Canada to France, India, Australia, and finally landing in New York.
After touring across the US, they settle in the small town of South Park in Colorado. The royal couple moves into a house across the street from 'South Park' main character Kyle Broflovski, who later complains about his new neighbors to his friends at school.
"You guys, I am so sorry. I totally was gonna play with you guys online, but the prince of Canada and his wife moved in across the street from me... and then they kept trying to get me to buy their stupid book," Kyle laments.
Fans Praise South Park's Satirical Take on the Royal Couple's Behavior
The teaser for the episode has received widespread praise from South Park fans, who find the satirical take on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's behavior to be on point.
"South Park is always accurate," wrote one Twitter user. "It’s how #SouthPark captured how #PrinceHarry gets outraged at anything towards Meghan which then makes him do some dumb s**t. The funniest bit is how they captured how #MeghanMarkle just sits back while Harry goes on a mad one," tweeted another.
A third joked, "You ever heard of privacy?!" The episode's satirical portrayal of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, though entertaining, serves as a reminder of the couple's ongoing struggle with the media and public scrutiny.