They’re close neighbours and reportedly even friends – but surely Prince Harry won’t be too happy about actor Orlando Bloom’s latest project.
Bloom voices none other than Harry himself in the new satirical cartoon series The Prince, which takes a less-than-flattering look at the British royal family.
The trailer dropped overnight, and shows the royals, drawn with exaggerated features, as pampered simpletons waited on hand and foot by their servants in Buckingham Palace.
Created by comedian and writer Gary Janetti, who gained a cult following online for impersonating William and Kate’s young son Prince George on Instagram, the new cartoon focuses on the eight-year-old as he navigates life in the palace and at school.
Harry may not mind the portrayal of his family members, given his very public exit from royal life, but he and Meghan also make an appearance in the trailer, inspecting apartments in their new home of LA.
“This might be the smallest palace I’ve ever been in,” says Harry, as voiced by Bloom.
Wife Meghan, voiced by Condola Rashad, tells him it’s an apartment – but he still doesn’t get it.
“Yes, an apartment palace, I know that. Lots of tiny palaces inside one big palace.”
The dimwitted portrayal is a surprising new role for Bloom, given he and Prince Harry are now close neighbours in the exclusive neighbourhood of Montecito, California.
Bloom confessed to The Hollywood Reporter back in August 2020 that he was nervous to take on the role, saying: “I’m a British boy who’s very proud of my roots.”
But he said wife Katy Perry had convinced him: “Katy saw one bit of it and was like, ‘You’ve got to do this. This is genius.’”