Jimmy Kimmel mocks Queen statement after Oprah interview
“When Oprah asked them if they had seen a certain Netflix show.”
During the interview, the Sussexes explained how their dynamic within the Royal Family changed after their South Pacific tour back in 2018.
Oprah said: “I’m thinking, because I watch The Crown, OK? I watch The Crown. Do you all watch The Crown?”
Meghan giggled, while Harry said: “I’ve watched some of it. You’ve watched some of it?”
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Jimmy Kimmel with friend and actor Ben Affleck for Vax Live
Discussing this particular clip of the interview, Mr Kimmel told his audience: “Alright, no one watches some of The Crown — once you start The Crown, you finish The Crown, you’re hooked.”
Oprah then probed the couple to see if they were referring to Diana’s Australia tour, where she won over the hearts of the public — and was accused of outshining the Prince of Wales, as portrayed in Netflix’s fictional series.
Harry agreed the treatment of Meghan after their tour did bring back memories of his mother’s popularity, and added: “I just wish that we would all learn from the past.”
This line of questioning over The Crown came up again in Harry’s most recent appearance last week, when he was a guest on Dax Shepard’s Armchair expert podcast — but, the Duke maintained that he had not watched much of the series.
Podcast host Dax asked Harry: “So you’ve never seen it? I would imagine or have you seen The Crown?”
Harry speaking during Global Citizen’s Vax Live event
Meghan and Harry speaking to Oprah Winfrey back in March
Podcast host Monica Padman interjected: “Not answering.”
Harry continued: “I’ve seen elements of it.”
He then noted: “I hear it’s very popular.”
Dax, a famous Hollywood actor, said: “They make, you know, like seven season about my family, I would certainly be curious.
“And then also, I would feel very protective.”
Dax said it would be difficult for people to “indulge” in a traumatic family event, such as Diana’s death, but “you’re very drawn to find out as well”.
Harry admitted: “I think we all are, right?”
The Duke of Sussex discussed the divisive show, which his father’s friends dubbed “trolling on a Hollywood budget”, back in February as well.
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Emma Corrin as Princess Diana on the 1983 tour of Australia
Meghan and Harry on their South Pacific tour in 2018
“But it’s loosely based on the truth.
“Of course it’s not strictly accurate.”
He claimed it gave a “rough idea” of the pressures that come with “putting duty and service above family and everything else”.
He continued: “I am way more comfortable with The Crown than I am seeing stories written about my family or my wife
“That [The Crown] is obviously fiction, take it how you will.
Prince Harry drinks tea on a bus with James Corden
Harry’s words were heavily criticised afterwards, especially considering the unflattering light Charles and the Queen were painted in during the fourth season.
Many thought the Duke did not want to insult the programme considering he had only recently signed a lucrative contract with the same streaming platform, Netflix, at the time.
Harry and Meghan’s dramatic time on the royal frontline is not expected to be covered in the ongoing series.
Although The Crown started at the beginning of the Queen’s marriage in 1947, the series is said to be coming to a conclusion around the year 2000.
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