Harry and Meghan South Park episode: how to watch controversial Worldwide Privacy tour episode free in UK

Season 26 of South Park sparked controversy with its second episode which took aim at royal couple Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

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South Park is well known for courting controversy - it's the show that brought us Osama bin Laden Has Farty Pants, repeatedly called Kanye West a gay fish, and told Tom Cruise to come out of the closet.

Season 26 has continued to lampoon the leading celebs of the day - the first episode mocked Ye's anti-semetic rants, but it was the second episode that made the biggest splash. The Worldwide Privacy Tour, was a two-footed takedown of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Hidden behind the thinnest veil of parody, it featured the 'Prince and Princess of Canada' who paid a visit to South Park during their global high-profile press tour in which they begged for privacy. The Canadian royals are clearly a stand-in for Harry and Meghan (Canada doesn't have its own royal family).

Whilst Harry and his wife Meghan Markle are not mentioned by name in the episode, the Canadian prince is a red-head with a new book. In another dig, the memoir is titled Waaaagh, a not at all subtle reference to Spare. The princess wears an outfit that is remarkably similar to one Meghan wore at the trooping of the colour in 2018.

In the episode, the royal couple travel the world on their privacy tour, stopping off for several high-profile TV interviews. During these interviews they wave signs reading ‘we want privacy.’

The episode didn’t hold back on its thinly veiled critique of Harry and Meghan’s recent media appearances - and since it aired rumours abounded that the Duke and Duchess would sue South Park’s creators.

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Harry and Meghan are the latest victims of South Park’s ridicule

Why did South Park feature ‘Harry and Meghan’?

Harry and Meghan have been criticised in some corners of the media for their seemingly contradictory requests for privacy alongside their self-publication through high-profile TV interviews, a big-budget Netflix series, and a memoir.

In the episode, Kyle says of the Canadian couple: “I’m sick of hearing about them! I can’t get away from them! They are in my f***ing face!”

South Park is usually written and produced the week before it airs, meaning that episodes are very current and take inspiration from current events - Harry and Meghan have dominated the news headlines in the US and UK due to their many media appearances and allegations against the British Royal Family. This made them a prime target for South Park’s producers.

Prince Harry’s memoir Spare is lampooned in South ParkPrince Harry’s memoir Spare is lampooned in South Park
Prince Harry’s memoir Spare is lampooned in South Park

Trey Parker, who voices Stan and Eric in the show, as well as additional characters, also took on the role of the Prince and Princess of Canada in the latest episode.

South Park is known for ridiculing major pop culture figures - previous victims of the show include Kanye West, Tom Cruise, Michael Jackson, Caitlyn Jenner, Mel Gibson, and Lorde, to name a few.

Is the Harry and Meghan South Park episode on YouTube?

The full Worldwide Privacy Tour episode of South Park is currently available on YouTube, however it is likely that it will be removed from the video sharing site. Clips from the series are also available on YouTube.

How can you watch South Park in the UK?

All of South Park is available to watch on Paramount+ now - there are 26 seasons including the current series which is being released in weekly instalments. The next episode of South Park will be released on Thursday 23 February.

You can subscribe to Paramount+ for £6.99 a month and can currently make use of a seven-day free trial. Other major shows available on Paramount+ include 1883, Picard, Mayor of Kingstown, and Tulsa King.

The 1999 feature-length film, South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, is not on Paramount+ but is available to stream on Amazon Prime Video, and stream on AppleTV+. All of South Park is also available to buy on AppleTV+.

Worldwide Privacy Tour is also available to stream on Sky Go and Now TV, and you can buy the episode from £1.89 on Amazon, Apple TV+, and the Microsoft store.