Twitter Users Lash Out At Charlie Booker's 'Death To 2021' Mockumentary After It Makes Fun Of Prince Philip's Death: 'A Step Too Far'
Charlie Booker's mockumentary Death to 2021 takes a look at the past year — from the ongoing pandemic to the ups and downs the royal family experienced.
The show touched upon Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's famous Oprah Winfrey interview, which aired in March. The two filmed the sit-down chat as Prince Philip was in the hospital, but he didn't pass away until April 9.
"After the interview, Prince Philip withdraws from public life permanently, by dying," a voiceover says. "Millions watched the funeral of his Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke Of Deadinburgh."
Of course, this left social media users upset. "They are wrong for this one #DeathTo2021,” one person wrote, while another stated, "#DeathTo2021 is terribly brilliant and chaotic, the Prince Phillip gag was maybe a step too far, though.”
A third person wrote, "The Prince Phillip joke was a touch too far and maybe a little distasteful ... but the rest of the show was SPOT ON!”
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"I have to say, I don’t usually find things like this funny, but I thoroughly enjoyed. However, the Prince Phillip joke wasn’t needed, he deserves much more respect," a fourth person shared.
Prince Philip was in and out of the hospital earlier this year, but ultimately, the palace announced the sad news.
"It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle," the Royal Family Twitter account wrote at the time.
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In her annual Christmas speech, Queen Elizabeth touched upon the loss of her late husband.
“Although it’s a time of great happiness and good cheer for many, Christmas can be hard for those who have lost loved ones. This year, especially, I understand why," she began.
“But for me, in the months since the death of my beloved Philip, I have drawn great comfort from the warmth and affection of the many tributes to his life and work – from around the country, the Commonwealth and the world," she continued. “His sense of service, intellectual curiosity and capacity to squeeze fun out of any situation were all irrepressible. That mischievous, enquiring twinkle was as bright at the end as when I first set eyes on him."