SNL mocks Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Harry: ‘Not today, Satan’

Prince Harry and Queen Elizabeth II were mocked during a saturday night live sketches on the British royal family.

Michael Che was joined for SNL“Weekend Update” by James Austin Johnson and Devon Walker, who played two “British rappers” named “Milly Pounds” and “Shirty”.

Che asked the couple, “So guys, what’s going on with the royal family? Can you give us an update?”

Prince Harry and Queen Elizabeth II are seen on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, London, June 11, 2016. The couple were teased on ‘Saturday Night Live’ in a segment hosted by Michael Che (bottom left inset ).
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Austin, as ‘Milly Pounds’, said: “Okay, okay, listen mate. OK, all the focus is on the royals, when it should be on the British tabloid press exploiter. It’s pants, mate. Garbage. Pants.”

He added: “They’re mean to our boy Harry, okay. We know what’s really going on. We’ve known Harry from our Eton days.”

Austin then began rapping, “Prince Harry, Prince Harry, stayed at Tyler Perry. Cold press like at Ben and Jerry’s. I’m allergic to dairy.”

Walker, as “Shirty,” continued, “Harry and Meghan, Ronald Reagan, interracial dating, Queen said, ‘not today, Satan.'”

The reference to “interracial” dating comes after Meghan Markle accused an unnamed royal family of expressing “concerns” about her unborn child’s dark skin during their interview with Oprah Winfrey in March 2021.

The Duchess of Sussex said: ‘During these months that I was pregnant, around the same time…so we have the following conversation in tandem: ‘He won’t get security, he won’t get a title,’ and also worries and conversations about how dark his skin was when he was born.”

Harry and Meghan told Oprah off camera that neither Queen Elizabeth II nor Prince Philip were responsible.

The prince told ITV in January that the couple did not intend to accuse the royal family of racism, but suggested the comments may have reflected unconscious bias.

He said: “No, I didn’t. The British press said that. Did Meghan ever mention that they were racist?”

“Going back to the difference between what I understand because of my own experience, the difference between racism and unconscious bias, the two things are different,” Harry added.

“But, once it’s been recognized or pointed out to you as an individual or as an institution that you have unconscious biases, then you have the opportunity to learn and grow from that in order to make part of the solution rather than part of the problem, otherwise unconscious bias falls into the category of racism.

On 60 minutesHarry told Anderson Cooper in January: “I think you’re speaking to the majority – maybe not all – but the majority of mixed-race couples around the world, that the white side of the family would wonder, if it’s talk about it openly or among themselves, what their children will be like.

“The operative word here was ‘concern’, as opposed to ‘curiosity’, but the way the British press, what they made of it, was not what it was.”

Jack Royston is Chief Royal Correspondent at Newsweek based in London. You can find him on Twitter at @jack_royston and read his stories on NewsweekThe Royals Facebook page.


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