Following a South Park clip of Meghan Markel and Prince Harry that has gone viral over the past week, the former Princess of Sussex has reportedly been “upset and overwhelmed” by the show’s depiction of the royal couple.
The South Park episode, titled “The Worldwide Privacy Tour,” depicted the royal couple, albeit with stand-ins as the “Prince and Princess of Canada,” as going around the country asking for privacy while partaking in a press tour, as reported by The Daily Wire.
In the now-viral clip, the two can be seen waving signs that read “Stop Looking at Us” and “We Want Our Privacy” as the couple shouts “We want privacy.”
The royals have come under continued criticism in recent months as Harry’s new memoir “Spare” was published earlier this year with it being one of the fastest-selling books in recent years.
The book critiqued the royal family and routinely showcased Harry as the victim in his life of luxury. Further emphasizing their victimhood and their supposed desire for privacy, the couple released a Netflix documentary titled, “Harry & Meghan.”
The documentary followed the development of their relationship and the falling out that they had with the royal family. It was blasted by critics and audiences alike for showcasing a biased perspective on the events leading up to their retreat from Buckingham Palace in early 2021.
These various attempts to gain sympathy from the public, however, have fallen flat and South Park’s open mockery of the couple uncovers their disingenuous nature. The clip has reportedly caused Meghan much distress with some suspecting that the couple could pursue legal action.
“According to sources close to the ex-royals, it appears that, like so many things with Meghan and Harry, this may have legal ramifications attached,” royal reporter Neil Sean told the New York Post. “Their legal team are casting an eye over the episode to see what is wrong, and what could be turned into something more sinister.”
“This appears to be their course of action rather than laughing it off, enjoying the moment and showing the world that they get the joke and understand this is how they may be perceived, and maybe, dare we say, change … dare we?” he continued. “The makers of ‘South Park’ have, as yet, received nothing but I am told they are aware of this and have nothing to fear, simply because they have the legals all over this and know they could not have broadcast it without the watertight details flattened out.”
A statement from the couple’s spokesperson, however, said that they are not considering legal action against the creators of South Park for the depiction.
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