Since the trailer for the new HBO show The Prince hit screens earlier this week, it's been nothing short of controversial. The animated series, created by Gary Janetti, tells the day-to-day life of the royals through the eyes of a heavily parodied Prince George. It portrays many members of the world's most famous family in a none too flattering light - but it's Prince Harry who seems to be bearing the brunt of the show's outrageous sense of humor.
The show hit the streaming platform, HBO Max, on July 29th and consists of twelve episodes. And if the trailer is anything to go by, the show won't be pulling any punches.
In it, a butler hands Prince George a postcard from Prince Harry in California. The scene then cuts to the more normal-looking abode of Harry and Meghan, where Meghan is looking worriedly at Harry. It appears Harry (who's voiced by actor Orlando Bloom) is struggling to adapt to life outside of the palace. "This might be the smallest palace I've ever been in," he moans.
Then Meghan, who is voiced by Condola Rashad, replies: "Well it's ...an apartment." Harry then hits back: "Yes, an apartment-palace, I know that. Lots of tiny palaces inside one big palace."
Some people are loving the roast of Harry, with one Facebook commenter writing: "Fight back time! Give him a taste of his own medicine!"
Another agreed, adding, "That's what happens when you put yourself out there in the public eye. If he had just moved to Montana on a 2,000-acre ranch far from anyone and not talk to the press and enjoy privacy like he said he wanted, stuff like this wouldn't happen ... There's a price for everything, including fame."
"Such a shame....he used to be so loved and respected until he met Meghan. Now he's become a laughing stock. But he brought this all on himself! Wise up Harry!" a third added.
However, some people are concerned the cartoon is in rather poor taste. "Poor Royals. Bad Karma showing up already. I pity the fool who started the project, mocking a trapped family. Imagine the Bad Karma he'll get," wrote one royal defender.
Another agreed: "I agree…not for Harry but I saw the trailer and it may be a parody but it's in poor taste. Isn't the world having enough problems without purposely ridiculing a family? They made George into another Stewie or Bart Simpson."
In fact, it seems it's the entire premise of the show some object to, rather than simply its portrayal of Harry. As one person put it: "I don't care about Harry, but I do care about Prince George and this is not okay!"
Will you be tuning in to this controversial show?