Jesse Armstrong Disses King Charles in Speech

A royal shout-out. SuccessionCreator Jesse Armstrong joked about recent “successions” while accepting the biggest award of the night at the 2022 Emmys.

“Big week for successions,” the producer, 51, said after winning the trophy for Outstanding Drama Series at the awards show on Monday, September 12. “New king in the U.K. This is what this means for us. Evidently, there was a little more voting involved in winning. Prince Charles.”

Brian Cox, who plays Logan Roy on the HBO drama, chimed in with his own joke, adding: “Keep it royalist, keep it royalist.”


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Before thanking members of the cast and crew, Armstrong got in one more quip about the new king, 73, saying: “I’m not saying we’re more legitimate in our position than he is. We’ll leave that to other people.”

Charles was made King last week following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II (who died in her Balmoral estate in Scotland on Thursday, September 8th). She was 96. Buckingham Palace announced the news hours following the disclosure that the queen was under medical supervision.

Though Charles immediately assumed the throne after his mother’s passing, his coronation may not take place for some time. He was officially declared the new monarch on Saturday September 10.

“It is my most sorrowful duty to announce you to the death of my beloved mother, the queen,” the former Prince of Wales, 73, said while addressing the accession council at St James’s Palace. “I know how deeply you, the entire nation — and I think I may say the whole world — sympathize with me in the irreparable loss we have all suffered.”

Although the Emmys are an American awards program, the Emmys honors the royal family. The Crown. Since its 2016 premiere, the Netflix drama has won 21 Emmys. It was awarded in Outstanding Drama Series as well as Outstanding Directing for Drama Series.

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It was the first show to sweep all the major drama categories in 2021. It earned trophies as Outstanding Drama Series, Lead Actor, Lead Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Directing and Writing.

“I’d have put money on that not happening,” Olivia ColmanDuring her acceptance speech for the best actor award, she said. “I don’t know what to say. This is incredible. It was a beautiful end to an amazing journey with this wonderful family. I loved every second of it and I can’t wait to see what happens next.”

The Oscar winner, at 48, assumed the role of Elizabeth. Claire FoySeasons 3 & 4: Playing the queen between 1964 & 1990. Seasons 5 & 6 Imelda StauntonThe monarch will be accompanied by the king Jonathan PrycePrince Philip, her husband, was also and Lesley ManvillePrincess Margaret, her sister.

“I have loved watching The Crown from the very start,” the Harry PotterAfter her casting was announced, the 66-year old alum said in a statement. “As an actor it was a joy to see how both Claire Foy and Olivia Colman brought something special and unique to Eliza Thompson Peter Morgan’s scripts. It is an honor to be part of such a talented creative team. The Crown to its conclusion.”