Prince Harry Was 'Aware' That Orlando Bloom Was Voicing Him In 'The Prince,' Royal 'Seemed To Have A Sense Of Humor About It,' Creator Says

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Aug. 12 2021, Published 1:56 p.m. ET

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Even though many critics have been upset at the portrayal of the royal family in HBO Max's new comedy The Prince, creator Gary Janetti believes that it's all in good fun.

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While appearing on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Janetti was asked if Orlando Bloom — who voices Prince Harry — told his pal about his part in the show, which follows a fictionalized version of Prince George.

"I don't know if Harry has said anything to Orlando about it, but I know before the show premiered, he was aware that Orlando was doing it," Janetti shared. "And he seemed to have a sense of humor about it."

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Recently, Bloom revealed why he wanted to take on the role.

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"Initially, I was like, 'Hmm, how do I feel about this,' because I'm a British boy who's very proud of my roots," he told The Hollywood Reporter. "I understand how the royal family is loved by some and loathed by others, and I've always understood it as part of my heritage and background."

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But the actor's fiancé, Katy Perry, told him the idea was "genius," so he decided to move forward and get on board.

"This guy is so nice, and I think he's got a great sense of humor," the Troy star said. "I hope he maintains that through this because they're sort of on a pedestal. We're showing real adoration to them in one form or another. I try to justify it, because quite frankly, if I'm honest, it's not like me to poke fun at anyone but it is done with affection."

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But people took to social media to criticize the animated series.

One person wrote, "Orlando & Sophie [Turner], can't believe you worked on The Prince after banging on about privacy for your own kids. Total hypocrisy!! Shame on you both for helping mock a child," while another added, "What a disgrace!! #princegeorge Let's hope our Queen throws @GaryJanetti in the Tower! Unbelievable that stars #OrlandoBloom and #SophieTurner would want to feature in something taking the piss out of a child! #ThePrince WON'T BE WATCHING #BoycottThePrince."

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