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Orlando Bloom To Play Prince Harry In New HBO Cartoon The Prince

Orlando Bloom To Play Prince Harry In New HBO Cartoon The Prince

HBO has announced a new animated series about the Royal Family, with Orlando Bloom voicing Prince Harry. Yes, this is really happening.

From the writer of Family Guy, Gary Janetti, satirical animation The Prince will look at the trials and tribulations of the UK's ruling elite.

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And it doesn't seem like they've got much going on at the moment, so we're not sure what they're going to write about. We joke, of course.

Based on Janetti's Instagram account, which deals heavily with the country's monarchy, the show will look at the world of the Royals through the eyes of Prince George - played by none other than Janetti himself.

It is set to hit our screens later this year and boasts an all-star cast, with Game of Thrones actor Iwan Rheon as Prince William, Condola Rashad as Meghan Markle, and Lucy Punch taking on the role of Kate Middleton.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Elsewhere, Tom Hollander will play both Prince Philip and Prince Charles, with Alan Cumming playing Prince George's butler Owen.

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But what about Queen Liz? Well, she will be taken on by Harry Potter star Frances De La Tour, who is pretty much acting royalty.

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Speaking about the upcoming series, Janetti told Variety: "I'm thrilled to be working at HBO Max and bringing them yet another series about a family ruthlessly fighting for the throne."

The exciting announcement comes after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle said they would be stepping back from their royal duties, and will no longer use their royal titles or receive any public funds.

The Queen said in a statement: "Following many months of conversations and more recent discussions, I am pleased that together we have found a constructive and supportive way forward for my grandson and his family.

"Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved members of my family."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Buckingham Palace said in a separate statement: "The Sussexes will not use their HRH titles as they are no longer working members of the Royal Family."

HRH is an acronym for His/Her Royal Highness used as part of the titles for some of the Royals.

It added: "This new model will take effect in the Spring of 2020."

Earlier this month, the couple decided to announce that they were stepping back as senior royals on Instagram after reports of unrest within the family.

Last week, the Queen issued a statement following 'constructive discussions' about the future after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle revealed their desire to step back from royal duties.

Featured Image Credit: HBO Max

Topics: TV and Film, HBO, Interesting, UK Entertainment, US Entertainment, Royal Family

Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]