The Windsors Royal Wedding Special One to watch
Tuesday, Channel 4, 9pm
As Prince Harry and Meghan Markle get ready for their big day next weekend, have they found time to watch any of the many documentaries about royal weddings and their own relationship that have cropped up in the schedules? Well, if they fancy a bit of light relief from seeing experts speculating about their lives, they could always watch this special edition of Channel 4’s royal sitcom The Windsors.
As Richard Goulding, who plays Prince Harry, points out, there may be one or two facts thrown in there, but accuracy was definitely not the main concern.
“There’s a scene in it of a sort of mock-up photo shoot of the one Meghan and Harry did in Kensington Palace, so I looked at that a bit,” he says. “But I didn’t do any really deep research, I must admit.”
He adds: “I really admire Harry. Going way back, he had to deal with his mum’s death and it’s not easy, to put it mildly, growing up in the public eye like that. And he does it all with a sense of humour.”
Let’s hope that sense of humour extends to this episode of The Windsors as it finds Harry and his bride Meghan (Kathryn Drysdale) dealing with their wedding preparations, which in this version of events includes introducing Charles (Harry Enfield) to his new inlaws and an alcohol-free stag night.
Meanwhile, Pippa (Morgana Robinson) has a violent reaction to the impending marriage, Camilla (Haydn Gwynne) is stirring up trouble and Wills (Hugh Skinner) takes time out from dealing with his new arrival to protect his subjects from Windsor’s evil Trampcatcher (Paul Kaye).