Definitely crossed the line!’ Alex Beresford slams controversial Prince George parody

The Prince trailer released by HBO Max

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Alex Beresford, 41, shared his thoughts on the controversial satirical comedy based on the Royal Family, through a heavily fictionalised eight-year-old Prince George. HBO Max released the trailer on Twitter yesterday, which certainly divided opinions.

The streaming service wrote on Twitter, writing: “The royal tea is piping hot. Hot beverage.

“Prince George spills all about life inside Buckingham Palace in #ThePrince, streaming tomorrow on HBO Max.”

At one point in the trailer, an animated version of Prince George is seen collecting a postcard from a fictional Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in Los Angeles.

This is followed by the royal querying the couple’s new apartment, worlds away from his usual surroundings in the Palace.

The teaser concludes with a young George calling the Queen a “bad b***h”.

Good Morning Britain presenter Alex has slammed the show, created by Gary Janetti, on his Twitter page.

He wrote: “Definitely crossed the line here!

“We should never take the p*** out of a child, any child, and how cheap pulling him into the #HarryandMeghan argument for a laugh. NOT FUNNY.”

Many of his 250,000 followers flocked to his post to share their thoughts.

One user wrote: “This looks great, actually something based on the royal family worth watching.”

Another commented: “Why are they stooping slow so low to involve a child?”

A third added: “HBO have always been on the controversial side of TV, but there may have to be wrap on the knuckles for this one mate! Tut-tut.”

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It’s not the first time Alex has defended the royals in recent months.

Back in March, the weather presenter had a heated debate with Piers Morgan over the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

On Good Morning Britain, Piers said he didn’t believe a word Meghan said in her interview with Oprah Winfrey.

The ex Suits actress said she felt suicidal during her time in the Royal Family and feared being left alone.

She and her husband went on to say an unnamed member of the Palace had “concerns” about the colour of their son Archie’s skin.

After sparking over 57,000 Ofcom complaints, Piers later announced he had left the show.

Following his exit, he said he still stuck by his comments and refused to apologise.

He has since been replaced by various stand-in presenters such as Richard Madeley, Ben Shephard and Martin Lewis.

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