Family Guy recently made headlines by brutally mocking Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who are reportedly in “full panic mode” since the “wild” episode aired on Sunday, October 22.
According to sources close to the ex-royals, the couple criticized the episode as a “scandalous insult”, according to Closer review. Insiders say the Duke and Duchess of Sussex feel like “they’re not taken seriously enough by people” and that they “can’t hold each other’s throats.”
In the episode, Peter Griffin (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) announces a new solo adventure – similar to Prince and Markle, who left their positions as royals and have been incredibly vocal about their experience ever since. The next scene shows an animated version of the couple sitting by the pool as a butler approaches them with a stack of envelopes.
“Sir, your Netflix millions for…no one knows what,” the butler says, referring to their massive $100 million deal with the streamer, to which Harry, unfazed, responds: “Put it with the rest of between them.”
Once the butler leaves the stage, Markle says, “Baby, it’s time to do our $250,000 sponsored Instagram post for Del Taco,” while Harry mutters, “Shouldn’t have left out those made-up nonsense,” referring to their 2020 decision to resign. far from the monarchy.
In light of the episode – which took place the same year they were parodied in South Park – sources say the couple are desperately trying to salvage their flagging image.
“Meghan said she would not be humiliated like this and was desperate for a solution. They are in complete panic,” a source told Closer magazine, before adding that Prince Harry and Markle called the episode “an attack from inside Hollywood.”
But what would offend them most, it seems, is the way family guy described them as doing the bare minimum when it comes to how they make their fortune.
“What hit them hardest and affected them most deeply was that it promoted the idea that they are entitled crooks or spoiled brats,” the source claimed, noting that Markle would think the only way out is to Prince Harry must “swallow his pride and beg his family’s forgiveness.”
Decider reached out to the couple’s representatives, but did not hear back at the time of publication.
This story was originally published on Decision maker and is republished here with permission.