Prince Harry received a mention in David Walliams’ alternative Queen speech (Picture: ITV/Backgrid)
David Walliams has made a joke at the expense of Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex while performing on the Britain’s Got Talent Christmas special for a skit which saw him dress up as Queen Elizabeth II.
Tonight’s Britain’s Got Talent festive episode featured each of the four judges taking to the stage with past contestants, with Ashley Banjo opening the show alongside dance troupes Diversity, Diversity Juniors (DVJ) and series two winner George Sampson.
Before David’s turn to perform with a line-up of comedic acts arrived, his alternative Queen’s speech was aired, with the comedian dressed from head to toe as the 94-year-old monarch.
In a monologue intended to imitate the Queen’s annual Christmas speech, David, 49, said: ‘If you’re wondering why you haven’t seen me in a while, it’s because I was furloughed. Now I’ve been asked to retrain. So it may be my very last Queen speech before I become a dinner lady.’
He went on to discuss how the royal family has been social distancing, stating: ‘Even the closest members of my family have had to stay two metres away from me.’
‘Harry however is taking social distancing too far,’ David added. ‘He’s keeping 6,000 miles away from all of us.’
Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex moved to Santa Barbara, California earlier this year with their son, Archie.
David also mentioned the Duke of Edinburgh in his speech while in character as the Queen, saying that social distancing is ‘something Philip and I have been doing since, well… how old is Edward?’
Prince Harry and Meghan moved to Santa Barbara with son Archie earlier this year (Picture: Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
There was a mixed reaction to David’s alternative Queen speech on social media, with some describing the segment as ‘hilarious’.
‘David Walliams as the Queen, never fails to make me laugh,’ one person said, while another tweeted: ‘Only David could get away with this!’
However, others weren’t quite so taken with the portrayal of the sovereign, which David previously admitted the real Queen may not be too happy with.
Ahead of the Britain’s Got Talent Christmas special, David explained that the skit was ‘just jokes about the other judges, more than jokes about the Queen’.
‘In any case, the Queen is going to watch it and not be very happy!’ he said.
Wonder what she thought!
The Britain’s Got Talent Christmas special will be available to watch on ITV Player.
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