HBO Max’s new satire series about the British royal family has sparked outrage on social media.
The Prince, created by Family Guy producer Gary Janetti, features fictionalised versions of the Royal family – and it doesn’t paint them in the best light.
The 12-episode series parodies palace life through the eyes of Prince George, the eldest child of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
The show depicts eight-year-old George as a sharp-tongued child tyrant, which has prompted criticism online.
It’s safe to say royal fans are not happy about the series, as many have branded it “inappropriate” and “disrespectful”.
One fan tweeted: “This is inappropriate. And disrespectful. The children are all innocent and should be off limits! This should be pulled and never viewed. How can you in good conscious, let this happen?”
Another wrote: “Using a child like this is disgusting. Who on earth gave this the green light?”
This is inappropriate. And disrespectful. The children are all innocent and should be off limits! This should be pulled and never viewed. How can you in good conscious, let this happen?
— michele mercado (@michele620) July 29, 2021
Using a child like this is disgusting. Who on earth gave this the green light? 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻
— Scarfie (@prince_scarf) July 29, 2021
No no no no. The adults of the royal family, fine do whatever you like I guess. But George & the other royal children should be off limits.
Just make up a royal family if you really wanna do “What if Stewie Griffen was a prince”.
— ScatterBrainUK🏳️🌈 (@ScatterBrainUK) July 29, 2021
Children are off limits. It’s not even funny to use children to mock their family
— SuligirlInez (@SuligirlI) July 29, 2021
Fans have also slammed the star-studded list of actors who voice characters in the show.
The cast includes Orlando Bloom as Prince Harry, Lucy Punch as the Duchess of Cambridge, Dan Stevens as Prince Charles and Sophie Turner as Princess Charlotte.
Goss.ie has reached out to HBO Max for a comment.
This is appalling. After the recent Euro2020 final, that precious little boy was mocked, bullied, and his life threatened — by adults! Are there no limits you will respect? @GaryJanetti @thatdanstevens #OrlandoBloom #SophieTurner It’s disgraceful! Shame on you all.
— jen (@JenCarsonTaylor) July 29, 2021
Sophie Turner who is voicing Princess Charlotte in this recently blasted paps for taking a photo of her daughter and publishing it unblurred on page six without her or her child’s consent. They took it down. This is such hypocrisy. This is making money off two children.
— London girl (@Londoner_2019) July 29, 2021