Though not naming Harry and Meghan, the TV show depicted the fictional Prince and Princess of Canada – a young royal couple who repeatedly beg for privacy while drawing attention to themselves, and who bear an uncanny resemblance to the Duke and Duchess.
The red-headed prince and his wife, who wears the same dusty pink outfit that Meghan donned for Trooping the Color in 2018, along with a near-identical hat that sits askew on her head, are seen promoting the prince’s book, Waaagh, the cover of which strongly resembles Harry’s memoir Spare.
In the episode, the couple embark on a ‘Worldwide Privacy Tour’ showing the cartoon couple doing TV interviews before moving to South Park ‘for privacy.’
A small detail hidden in South Park’s brutal takedown episode of Duke and Duchess of Sussex, taking aim at Meghan Markle’s relationship with Michelle Obama
In the episode, the cartoon Princess – who bears an uncanny resemblance to Meghan – has one of her key interests listed as ‘First Lady Botherer’ in her professional bio
It seems to suggest Meghan (right) is bothering Former First Lady Michelle Obama (left)
To rehabilitate their image, the Prince and Princess of Canada seek help from a brand management agency.
While there viewers get a peek at the Princess’s profile, which describes her as ‘sorority girl, actress, influencer and victim.’
It includes her interests, including yoga, calligraphy, cuisine, writing, lifestyle, advocating, acting, blogging and feminism.
The profile also lists lawyer pretending and first lady botherer.
The first is a reference to Meghan’s role in legal drama Suits and the second seems to suggest she is bothering Former First Lady Michelle Obama.
Harry has grown close to the Obamas over a number of years and spoke at a summit for the Obama Foundation in November 2017.
They have also worked together closely, previously promoting the Invictus Games.
In 2018, it emerged a pregnant Meghan had secretly attended Michelle Obama’s book event in London.
Following the event Meghan met Michelle backstage, in what has been described as a ‘power meeting’.
It was understood the women discussed a range of topics during the ‘long private audience,’ including pregnancy, raising a family and their shared interest in promoting girls’ education, the Evening Standard reported.
But Tom Bower’s 2018 book – Revenge: Meghan, Harry And The War Between The Windsors – claimed Michelle was ‘alarmed’ by Meghan’s attitude during their first meeting, according to Newsweek.
‘The Duchess appears not to have appreciated how much the Obamas admired the Queen,’ Tom wrote.
‘Meghan’s attitude alarmed Michelle. Her advice to Meghan was delivered in public.
The Prince and Princess of Canada are seen deciding to flee their homeland after ‘bashing’ the Canadian monarchy
The outfit worn by the princess in South Park very closely resembles the ensemble worn by Meghan Markle at Trooping the Color in 2018
The cartoon couple, the Prince and Princess of Canada, become enraged when the host questions whether their book, interviews and Netflix show undermines their quest for privacy
‘”Take some time,” Obama said in an interview, “and don’t be in a hurry to do anything.”
‘In a warning note, she added: “Like me, Meghan probably never dreamt she’d have a life like this; no-deal, the pressure you feel can sometimes feel like a lot.”‘
Michelle also reacted to Meghan and Harry’s 2021 Oprah interview, saying that she personally chose to focus on the people she ‘serves’ rather than herself while in public service in what appeared to be a thinly veiled swipe at the couple.
The former first lady was asked by Jenna Bush Hager what she thought of Meghan’s comments in a segment that aired on NBC at the time.
‘When you watched Meghan Markle speak out, what went through your mind?’ Bush Hager asked.
Michelle replied: ‘Public service it’s a bright, sharp, hot spotlight and most people don’t understand it nor should they. The thing that I always keep in mind is that none of this is about us, in public service, it’s about the people that we serve.
Barack and Harry watch the wheelchair basketball at the Invictus Games in Toronto in 2017
Michelle and Harry are pictured in Virginia in 2015. The Obamas and Harry have forged a close working relationship
‘I always try to push the light back out and focus it on the folks that we’re actually here to serve.’
In the latest South Park episode, the Prince and Princess of Canada are also shown storming off during a TV show after being challenged about their motives, before moving to South Park, with the princess declaring: ‘If we moved here, people would think we’re really serious about wanting to be normal.’
But their arrival enrages the local community – in particular main character Kyle, who lives opposite them.
He complains about their private jet that is parked outside the house and the prince playing polo on the lawn.
‘They have this huge jet parked in front of my house and they keep on wanting me to buy their book,’ he complains to his friends: Kenny, Cartman and Stan.
The episode takes multiple, thinly-veiled swipes at the Sussexes, who embark on a worldwide ‘we want privacy’ tour while shouting at bemused locals, and seemingly pokes fun at Harry’s frostbitten penis, which he detailed in his memoir.