Prince Harry gets a taste of real life in The Prince

An animated royal satire that has been criticized for its mocking depiction of Prince George and the Duke of Edinburgh, also shows Prince Harry as an unwary father who has to work in a coffee shop to pay the bills after his TV projects fail.

Created by Family Guy co-executive producer Gary Janetti, The Prince centers on a fictionalized version of Prince George as a child tyrant with expensive tastes, a scathing sense of humor and a vague view of his family.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle live in a Los Angeles apartment after leaving royal life, with the couple eventually being forced to take the bus to work to make ends meet once their money runs out.

Harry, voiced by his friend and Montecito neighbor Orlando Bloom, arrives at the coffee shop and asks how to make a cup of tea. In a separate episode, he hands over a gold ring in a supermarket because he doesn’t understand how to pay.

An animated royal satire that has been criticized for its mocking depiction of Prince George and the Duke of Edinburgh also shows Prince Harry as an unwary father who has to work in a coffee shop to pay the bills after his TV projects fail.

Harry is seen going to the grocery store with Archie after being asked by Meghan to pick up milk.  He is stunned by the refrigerated aisle and eventually hands over a gold ring as payment

Harry is seen going to the grocery store with Archie after being asked by Meghan to pick up milk. He is stunned by the refrigerated aisle and eventually hands over a gold ring as payment

The 12-episode series — which can be streamed on HBO Max from today in the US but not yet aired in the UK — threatens to make a dent in the public imagery Harry and Meghan have painstakingly crafted for months.

It has also received criticism from viewers over its decision to parody the young royals, with many noting that George, Charlotte and Louis did not choose their public lives.

Others said it was “disturbing” to see Prince Philip being ridiculed a few months after his death at the age of 99.

Archie also appears in the series but, unlike his cousins, does not seem to speak.

In one episode, Harry ends up in a coffee shop after his TV projects fail. The storyline is a nod to real life as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have landed a £100 million Netflix deal.

On the way to their respective work on a bus, Harry asks her, ‘Why are there so many people in our car? And why does it stink?’

When he arrives he asks his stunned trainer, ‘My favorite drink is tea. I’d like to learn how to make tea, but is that too advanced?’

In one episode, Harry ends up in a coffee shop after his TV projects fail.  The storyline is a nod to real life as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have landed a £100 million Netflix deal.  Meanwhile, Meghan returns to her former career as an actress and leads classes

In one episode, Harry ends up in a coffee shop after his TV projects fail. The storyline is a nod to real life as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have landed a £100 million Netflix deal. Meanwhile, Meghan returns to her former career as an actress and leads classes

The couple are forced to take the bus to their respective jobs as they find ways to make money in California.  Pictured, in a scene from the episode where Harry gets a job in a coffee shop

The couple are forced to take the bus to their respective jobs as they find ways to make money in California. Pictured, in a scene from the episode where Harry gets a job in a coffee shop

In the opening episode, Harry has to come to terms with the size of his LA apartment and is shocked by how a refrigerator works.  He looks around and says to his wife: 'This may be the smallest palace I've ever been to'

In the opening episode, Harry has to come to terms with the size of his LA apartment and is shocked by how a refrigerator works. He looks around and says to his wife: ‘This may be the smallest palace I’ve ever been to’

Meanwhile, Meghan returns to her former career as an actress and leads classes. She can also be seen auditioning for TV shows.

In episode two, Meghan asks Harry to babysit Archie, who accidentally calls Harry “Arbie” and collects milk while she goes to an audition.

Harry is clearly confused about buying milk and walks down the street asking strangers, ‘Milk?’, before making his way to a supermarket.

“F*** me, the whole aisle is a fridge,” he says, pointing to the milk. He hands a gold ring to the employee who helped him and says, “For your kindness.”

He proudly hands Meghan the milk and says, ‘You don’t have to work anymore, because I found this! Play on America.’

His annoyed wife replies, “Okay, well, you’re not getting paid for that, but I’m super happy for you, you’re figuring things out!”

The Duke of Edinburgh, voiced by Dan Stevens of Downton Abbey, is depicted as drooling and empty, at one point falling to the ground as the family continues to talk around him

The Duke of Edinburgh, voiced by Dan Stevens of Downton Abbey, is depicted as drooling and empty, at one point falling to the ground as the family continues to talk around him

TV series The Prince, created by Family Guy producer Gary Janetti, portrays Prince George as a child tyrant with expensive taste, a scathing sense of humor and a vague view of his family

TV series The Prince, created by Family Guy producer Gary Janetti, portrays Prince George as a child tyrant with expensive taste, a scathing sense of humor and a vague view of his family

Later Meghan calls Kate and says ‘Hi Kate, it’s Meghan, I wonder if you’ve heard from Harry yet?’ A stunned Kate asks, “Meghan?”

The Duchess of Sussex replies: ‘Meghan Markle, your sister-in-law?’ The call ends after Kate is overheard to William ‘someone gave her our number’.

In the opening episode, Harry has to come to terms with the size of his LA apartment and is shocked by how a refrigerator works. He looks around and says to his wife, “This may be the smallest palace I’ve ever been to.”

Meghan corrects him, “Well, it’s an apartment,” to which Harry replies, “Yeah, an apartment palace, I know. Many small palaces in one big palace.’

The prince has received criticism from viewers over his decision to parody the young royals, with many noting that George, Charlotte and Louis did not choose their public lives. Others said it was “disturbing” to see Prince Philip being ridiculed a few months after his death at the age of 99.

The Duke of Edinburgh, voiced by Dan Stevens of Downton Abbey, is portrayed as drooling and empty, and at one point he falls to the ground as the family continues to talk around him.

In another scene, he is seen gasping at the dinner table, pointing out to Prince George that he should ask an assistant to “get the defibrillators ready.”

The 12-episode series – which can be streamed in the US on HBO Max but not yet aired in the UK – was originally set to premiere in the spring, but was postponed following the death of the Duke of Edinburgh on April 9.

In a statement at the time, the network said: “We were saddened to learn of Prince Philip’s passing and will be adjusting plans for the series debut. A new date will be announced later.’

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