‘Nothing good happens when white people invite you to the country’: Trevor Noah and other US late-night comedy hosts roast Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
- Late night TV hosts took aim at Harry and Meghan over decision to leave the UK
- Trevor Noah likened Sandringham summit to film Get Out, saying Meghan didn’t go because ‘nothing good happens when white people invite you to the country’
- Colbert jested couple are leaving UK ‘but remaining on the Queen’s Verizon plan’
- Kimmel said he didn’t understand the anger, because its ‘every parent’s dream not to have their 35-year-old kid still living with them’
Trevor Noah, Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel took aim at Harry and Meghan on Monday night as they poked fun at the royal couple’s departure from the UK.
Harry’s Sandringham summit with the Queen took top billing on The Daily Show as Noah pointed out that Meghan didn’t attend because she is in Canada with Archie.
‘I don’t blame Meghan for not going,’ he joked, ‘because nothing good happens when white people invite you to the countryside.
Trevor Noah joked that Meghan didn’t attend a summit to decide the future of the royal family ‘because nothing good happens when white people invite you to the countryside’
‘We all know. We’ve seen Get Out, we know how this s*** ends!’
Noah also had a pop at the Queen herself after she was filmed driving away from the summit in a Range Rover ‘like she’s in a hip hop video from the Nineties.’
Meanwhile The Late Show’s Stephen Colbert also opened his show with the news, saying that ‘the world is still on edge over escalating tensions between rival foreign powers that could any moment erupt into a full-blown war.
‘And everyone is asking the same harrowing question: Can Harry and Meghan really leave the royal family?’
He then went on to joke that, like many millennials leaving the family home, ‘they will stay on the Queen’s Verizon family plan’.
Stephen Colbert jested that, while Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be leaving the UK, like many Millennials they will ‘stay on the Queen’s Verizon family plan’
Over in Los Angeles, Jimmy Kimmel made a similar gag as he slipped Meghan and Harry into the end of a news segment that focused largely on Trump and Iran.
‘The royal family’s upset that Harry and Meghan want to move out and become financially independent,’ he said. ‘Isn’t that every parent’s dream?
‘To not have their 35-year-old kid still living with them?’
After hours of talks, the Queen released a statement Monday evening saying there would be a ‘period of transition’ as Harry and Meghan carve out a new life for themselves between the UK and Canada.
‘Although we would have preferred them to remain full-time working Members of the Royal Family, we respect and understand their wish to live a more independent life,’ she wrote.
Jimmy Kimmel said he didn’t understand the Queen’s anger at Harry wanting to leave, adding: ‘Surely it’s every parent’s dream to not have you 35-year-old kid living with you?’
Monday night was not the first time that late night hosts had a pop at the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
As news of their departure spread last week, Seth Meyers included a segment on his show under the headline ‘Meghan kidnaps Harry.’
Jimmy Fallon also had the Sussexes in his sights when he joked that the Queen has started referring to Kate as ‘the one that’s still in the will’.
Harry and Meghan will now split their time between the UK and Canada after reaching an agreement with the rest of the family to stand down as senior royals.
While the Queen noted in her statement that there are still ‘complex matters’ to resolved, she said she expects a final decision to be reached ‘in the coming days’.
Harry and Meghan have received the Queen’s blessing to split their time between the UK and Canada as they carve out a more ‘independent’ life for themselves
The Queen’s statement in full Monday evening after a day of showdown talks to decide the futures of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
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