Prince William just made his comedy debut with a cameo on BBC’s The Big Night In, with Stephen Fry, to raise funds for coronavirus.
In the show, the Duke of Cambridge appeared as himself in a sketch of the 1980s sitcom Blackladder. Fry appeared in the role of Lord Melchett, the royal household staffer he originally played on the show.
William spoke about the royal family and made jokes about himself during the episode. On Fry suggesting that he should watch Tiger King, William remarked, “I tend to avoid shows about royalty.”
“#TheBigNightIn celebrated the acts of kindness, humour and the spirit of hope and resilience that is keeping the UK going during the COVID-19 Pandemic,” Kensington Palace mentioned on its official Instagram page. Take a look:
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This evening The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis joined the UK in the weekly #ClapForOurCarers to show their appreciation for the incredible key workers working tirelessly to keep the country running. Ahead of the 8pm clap The Duke joined #Blackadder’s General Melchett (aka @StephenFryactually) for some video call fun on the @BBC’s Big Night In. #TheBigNightIn celebrated the acts of kindness, humour and the spirit of hope and resilience that is keeping the UK going during the COVID-19 Pandemic — visit @ComicRelief to find out more.
The skit was part of the initiative to raise funds for charity by Comic Relief in collaboration with Children in Need. And the exchange on the show was a preface to Fry and William’s participation in Clap for Carers, the new British tradition of applauding United Kingdom National Health Service (NHS) workers at the end of the day.
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