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Harry Enfield to play Prince Charles in comedy soap

There goes the knighthood...

Harry Enfield is to play Prince Charles in Channel 4’s new comedy soap opera The Windsors.

The broadcaster has today announced the cast as filming begins on the new six-part series.

Haydn Gwynne from Drop the Dead Donkey will play Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall. Hugh Skinner from W1A is Prince William, with Louise Ford from Crashing as his Queen consort-in-waiting, Kate.

Morgana Robinson will star as Kate’s sister, Pippa and Richard Goulding is Prince Harry. Ellie White and Celeste Dring are Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, while Katy Wix and Tim Wallers will play their parents Fergie and Prince Andrew. Finally, Matthew Cottle will play Prince Edward.

Written by the co-creators of Star Stories, Bert Tyler-Moore and George Jeffrie, The Windsors is described as 'a ludicrous parody' and 'a wry take on what the soap opera of the Royal lives (and loves) might just be like'

Channel 4's head of comedy, Phil Clarke, says: 'Although the stories are completely fictional, some are inspired by real events. As a result, writers Bert and George have outdone even the funniest, most ludicrous issue of Hello! magazine ever.'

Executive producer for Noho Film and TV, Robert Wolff-Cochrane says: 'Infused by our gossip-fuelled sense of what we think we know about them, The Windsors is a joyous weekly peek behind the curtains of Britain's most famous family.'

This six half-hour episodes will air later this spring.

E4 already airs faux-reality show Almost Royal, which stars Ed Gamble and Amy Hoggart as aristocratic siblings in distant line to the throne travelling around the US. And The Windsors follows sensationalist comedy-soap The Royals, starring Liz Hurley as the fictional Queen Helena, which airs on the E! Channel.

Published: 16 Feb 2016

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