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The Prince – the great tradition of satirising the royal family is under threat as they become more 'human'

By Adam J Smith, Senior Lecturer in 18th-century Literature, York St John University
Jo Waugh, Senior Lecturer in English Literature, York St John University
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The adult animated satire, The Prince, has sparked outrage for its portrayal of the British royal family as a mob of hyper-privileged halfwits, hopelessly out of touch with contemporary society. They are led by Queen Elizabeth II, imagined here as a bling-coated mafia boss.

The Telegraph described the show as “grossly…


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