We Are Not Suing ‘South Park’

Meghan Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry on the Ripple of Hope Awards
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Setting the report straight. Regardless of rumors, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are usually not taking authorized motion towards South Park for his or her current episode.

“It’s all frankly nonsense. Completely baseless, boring stories,” a consultant for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex informed Us Weekly on Tuesday, February 21, amid rumors that the couple weren’t blissful about being parodied on the present and had been considering of taking authorized motion towards the long-standing animated sequence.

On Wednesday, February 15, Comedy Central aired “Worldwide Privateness Tour,” the newest episode of the animated comedy sequence. The present targeted on the fictional character the Prince of Canada and his spouse as they moved to the made-up Colorado city.

The characters’ design had an uncanny resemblance to Harry, 38, and Meghan, 41: the prince had crimson hair and a beard whereas his spouse donned an outfit in an analogous model to the Fits alum’s vogue preferences. The Meghan-esque character additionally donned a hat that appeared just like the one the “Archetypes” podcast host wore in 2018 for Queen Elizabeth II’s Trooping the Color occasion.

All through the cartoon, the 2 had been seen holding indicators saying, “We wish our privateness” and “Cease taking a look at us” as they made their journey to South Park. The sequence even poked enjoyable on the Invictus Video games founder’s real-life memoir, Spare, which was launched final month, however titled the e-book Waagh on the present.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Aren’t Suing ‘South Park’ Over Parodies

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle proven in ‘South Park’
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Harry and Meghan have been making headlines ever since stepping down from their royal duties in 2020. Final month, the previous British Military pilot made waves with the discharge of his tell-all e-book, which divulged particulars about his relationships with members of the royal household. Harry went on numerous speak reveals to open up concerning the ongoing battle between himself and his brother, Prince William, and father, King Charles III.

Weeks earlier than Spare’s launch, the Archewell cofounders’ docuseries Harry & Meghan, premiered on Netflix in December 2022. The present featured the couple detailing their expertise leaving the royal household, which ruffled feathers alongside the way in which.

Harry and Meghan, who wed in 2018, made headlines in 2020 after they introduced their determination to step away from their roles as working members of the royal household. One yr later, the duo confirmed that the choice was made everlasting and moved to California to boost their household. The pair share son Archie, 3, and daughter Lilibet, 20 months.

Following their exit, the Archewell cofounders spoke out on quite a few events about their determination to go away. “I used to be trapped however I didn’t know I used to be trapped,” Harry mentioned in March 2021 tell-all interview on CBS. “Trapped throughout the system like the remainder of the household. My father [King Charles III] and my brother are trapped. They don’t get to go away and I’ve enormous compassion for that.”

The California native, for her half, was candid about her psychological well being struggles and the racism she skilled whereas she was within the U.Okay. “I simply didn’t see an answer. I might sit up at night time, and I used to be simply, like, I don’t perceive how all of that is being churned out,” Meghan mentioned in the identical interview. “I noticed that it was all taking place simply because I used to be respiration. I used to be actually ashamed to say it on the time and ashamed to must admit it to Harry, particularly, as a result of I understand how a lot loss he’s suffered.”