By , Lauren Clark
Published June 28, 2019
The Duchess of Sussex develops a violent rage toward her royal sister-in-law, the Duchess of Cambridge, in a new spoof comedy, Tonight With Vladimir Putin.
In the show's two pilot episodes – both of which will be broadcast tomorrow night – well-known public figures are acted out by comedians in front of a real life audience, with performance capture technology used to turn everyone into 3D digital characters.
A segment titled "Meghan Markle’s Royal Sparkle" sees a fictional version of the actress take questions from people in the studio of the chat show, which she says she is appearing on "to get to know you, the United British of Kingdom people" and boost her social media profile.
"What makes you angry?” one person asks. The Duchess, who is voiced by actress and writer Gbemisola Ikunelo, replies with a story about how Kate asked to borrow her hairbrush.
"I say no because that’s gross and then I leave my room and come back and I can tell she’s used my hairbrush anyway because it’s covered in skanky hair that’s going grey and I say, ‘Stay the f--- out of my trailer or I’ll cut you, Kate,’” she shoots back.
The program also mocks Meghan's relationship with her estranged father Thomas Markle. "I’d just like to know: how’s your dad?" another person puts to her. “Great question. Next,” the Duchess replies.
A third asks Meghan about life married to Prince Harry, which she doesn't take well.
“I’m just wondering why you’re so interested there, missy? I mean, what’s that about?" she snaps. "Do you have a problem with me and Harry? Are you trying to lay claim to my man?” The Duchess adds: “We can go right now, b***h, you and me.”
Ikunelo told the Telegraph that she had written the character to be the opposite to the "incredibly agreeable and friendly" real life royal.
"I was interested in finding humor in the ridiculous… What if somebody who seems super lovely in public actually has a really mean streak? What would that look like?" she explained. "So I introduced an over-the-top, shouty, hill-billy drawl."
The program also features Vladimir Putin as host, and Alastair Campbell.
A BBC spokesperson said: “Viewers will clearly recognise this performance as a spoof and highly satirical, within the context of a program which lampoons a wide range of public figures and the public’s perception of them.” It comes as rumors of a rift between Kate and Meghan, as well as Princes William and Harry, continue.
Yesterday, we told you how a "rude" Prince Harry "may have purposely snubbed Prince William" on his birthday amid rift rumours, claims royal editor. We also revealed how Kensington Palace has shared a very smiley photo of Prince William to mark his 37th birthday. And Prince William "snubbed" Kate Middleton at his 21st birthday as he was "preoccupied with another woman", a royal author has claimed.
This report was originally published in The Sun.