The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have reportedly denied plans to sue the creators of the animated comedy South Park.
In an episode titled The Worldwide Privacy Tour, two characters who resemble Harry and Meghan embark on a world tour demanding their privacy.
According to the couple’s spokesperson, “It’s all nonsense, to be honest. Reports that are completely unfounded and boring.”
Last week, the 22-minute episode aired.
The “Prince of Canada” is seen promoting his book around the world, centered on a red-headed character and his wife who relocate to South Park, Colorado.
The fictional couple are referred to as the “dumb prince and his stupid wife” by Stan Marsh, one of the show’s main characters.
South Park, created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, debuted on Comedy Central in 1997 and has frequently featured characters who bear resemblance to famous faces.
Every episode of the animated series begins with a disclaimer stating that all of the characters are made up.
While the names of Harry and Meghan are never mentioned in the episode, the fictional Prince of Canada’s book appears to be a reference to Prince Harry’s memoir, Spare, which was published earlier this year.
Spare was the fastest-selling non-fiction book in the United Kingdom since records began in 1998. According to Nielsen BookData’s official figures, it sold 467,183 copies in its first week.
The book details highly personal grievances and bitterness within the Royal Family, such as his and Prince William’s claim that they urged their father not to marry Camilla.
It also includes behind-the-scenes information about his feud with his brother, Prince William, the heir to the throne.
Harry sat down with UK and US broadcasters to promote the book, with CBS describing their interview with the royal as “explosive”.