Graham Norton launched his eponymous talk show on Friday night (December 9) with a joke at the expense of the royal family.
The British royal family made the headlines this week thanks to the release of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s comprehensive documentary series about their journey on Netflix.
“An extra big welcome to any new viewers who are watching us after canceling their Netflix subscription,” Norton told his BBC audience, before cutting to a photo of King Charles and Camilla, Queen Consort, on a sofa.
“It ruined her Netflix and chill night,” the host added.
In the series, the couple, who stepped down as senior royals in 2020, give intimate interviews with “family and friends who have never before spoken publicly about the couple’s relationship.”
Revelations in the series included Harry’s reference to the royal family allegedly describing the press’s treatment of his wife as a “rite of passage”.
“Some family members said, ‘But my wife had to go through this, so why should your friend be treated any differently? Why should you submit to special treatment? Why would she be protected?’” Harry said on the show.
“I said, ‘The difference here is the racing element.'”
So far, no member of the royal family has commented on the series.
In her review of Harry & Megan, The IndependentThe arts editor of , Jessie Thompson, wrote: “There are no big disclosures here, nothing so incendiary that it would cancel next year’s coronation of King Charles; In fact, certain quotes get a bit snotty.”
Harry & Megan is now available to stream on Netflix.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/harry-meghan-netflix-graham-norton-charles-camilla-b2242622.html Graham Norton attacks Charles and Camilla over Netflix series Harry and Meghan