The succession of Prince Charles III after the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II is making headlines with the royal member slammed by Succession creator Jesse Armstrong with the latter’s royal joke. The British author-screenwriter is the creator of an American satirical black comedy-drama television series, who mocked the new monarch of the UK while accepting the biggest award of the night at the 2022 Emmys.
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The 73-year-old Charles III becomes the new monarch of the UK after the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II who served as the longest-reigning monarch of Britain. Being the oldest child of the late Queen, he was the first in line for the royal throne, who ascended it on Saturday.
After winning the award for the Best Drama Series at Emmy Awards 2022 on Monday night for HBO’s acclaimed series Succession, creator Jesse Armstrong openly dissed the new king. In his speech, he shared, “Big week for successions, New king in the U.K. This for us. Evidently, a little bit more voting involved in our winning than Prince Charles.”
Actor Brian Cox, who plays the role of Logan Roy in the HBO series, tried to stop him by stating, “Keep it, royalist, keep it royalist.” Armstrong once again referencing his win to the newly appointed king of Britain shared, “I’m not saying we’re more legitimate in our position than he is. We’ll leave that to other people.”
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While his joke ended in a while, many viewers had mixed opinions on the same. While some wanted to take it lightheartedly, others were offended for involving the new monarch in his speech.
Check out the tweets below.
Why tf were people so afraid to laugh at this like it's not even that hard of a jab loosen up a bit lmao
— . (@perrierderriere) September 13, 2022
— Michelle 💙💛 (@TinkyTink) September 13, 2022
Voting doesn’t always produce the best result. Remember the orange tiny hands guy?…how’d that work out? just say thanks for your award and sit down.
— 💧TylerLegrande 🌏 (@buntylegrande1) September 13, 2022
Voting does not always produce the best but always the better result than a proclaimed head of state merely based on his blood and by the Grace of God🤭look at your example 🤷🏾♂️ the US elected a new leader after the other one was a flop
— E. Lopes de Cézar (@lopesdecezar) September 13, 2022
Best they stay in their woke California and never step on U.K. soil again then. Long Live The King #kingcharlesIII
— Victoria LEIGH 💙 (@tequila127) September 13, 2022
These "royalists" in the comments are utterly pathetic, bet they would eat broken glass if the "king" asked them to. They certainly have no problem devouring rubbish.
— Oriole & Thistle (@Oriole_Thistle) September 13, 2022
Though the author stopped calling out the new monarch in his speech and went on to address his award for the night.
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The author moved on from the royal joke and shared his gratitude for winning the award stating it was a team effort.
“We are incredibly grateful to have this. It’s a wonderful honor, this group is extraordinary. It’s a team effort starting with the engine room of the writer’s room, the producers who support us, the directors led by Mark Mylod, the extraordinary cast who we’re surrounded by who are – oh my goodness – and our amazing crew and HBO who protect and support us. So many thanks.”
Last year, this drama garnered all of the major drama categories, taking home the awards for Outstanding Drama Series, lead actor, the lead actress, supporting actor, supporting actress, directing, and writing.
Succession is an American TV series that has been widely acclaimed by critics for its writing, acting, musical score, production values, and examination of its subject matter. It revolves around the Roy family who is the dysfunctional owners of Waystar RoyCo, a global media, and entertainment conglomerate. They are fighting for control of the company amid uncertainty about the health of the family’s patriarch, Logan Roy played by Brian Cox.