Prince George parodist admitted he wrote him more ‘monstrous’ than previous characters


PRINCE GEORGE was written to be more “monstrous” in a new controversial cartoon parodying the young royal than with previous characters, an unearthed interview with the writer shows.

George, who is the son of William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, is depicted as spoilt, sassy and rude.

However, according to Gary, George’s character was intended to be even more extreme than some of his other characters.

In a 2019 interview with Vanity Fair, the writer and producer confessed that he had aimed to make George more “jealous, petty, vain, and monstrous” than his previous characters.

Prince George parodist admitted he wrote him more ‘monstrous’ than previous characters

Prince George parodist admitted he wrote him more ‘monstrous’ than previous characters (Image: GETTY)

The Prince: HBO's controversial royal satire

The Prince: HBO’s controversial royal satire (Image: HBO Max)

Comparisons were drawn between George’s sharp-tongued nature and that of Family Guy’s Stewie Griffin and Will & Grace’s Karen Walker.

Gary likened George’s role in the internal power struggles of Buckingham Palace to a Shakespearean character, such as King Lear.

He said: “This boy is going to become the king of England. He’s very jealous of his new sibling.

“Queen Elizabeth just turned 92. All of these elements coming together, through this little kid’s eyes, is like a runaway train.

George: With sister Charlotte, William and Kate

George: With sister Charlotte, William and Kate (Image: GETTY)

“To me, [the George memes] are like a little TV series, a little comic Shakespearean drama.

“I think he considers people forces to be reckoned with. King Lear was fighting to keep his crown, and not die, but George is the opposite.

“He’s being driven mad by the power that’s being dangled in front of him—of being the most powerful man in world.”

The Prince also features many of the Royal Family’s other core members, who are voiced by a string of Hollywood and British talent.

Controversial: Show also parodies Queen and Philip

Controversial: Show also parodies Queen and Philip (Image: GETTY)

The cast includes Orlando Bloom as Prince Harry, Condola Rashad as Meghan Markle and Frances de la Tour as the Queen.

Despite its star-studded cast, The Prince has been slammed by critics, who claim that George should not be parodied while still a child.

During an appearance on ‘Good Morning Britain’, Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu said the young heir to the throne is “off-limits” and parodying him is “uncalled for.”

Amid the controversy, Sunday Express editor Michael Booker also appeared on GB News to discuss The Prince.

Other criticism of the show focused on the decrepit portrayal of the late Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, claiming it was “too soon” after his death in April to be parodying him.

The Daily Telegraph’s Ed Power wrote: “Even famous people deserve time and space to grieve. How difficult would it have been to cut the Philip material?”

Gary confirmed earlier this year that the show was to be pushed back in the wake of the Duke’s death.


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