Meghan Markle and Prince Harry ridiculed in Australian TV show as Duchess joke is ‘gold digger’
The cover of MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry’s Time was mocked on Australian television as the comedians joked that the Duchess was posing for a “gold digger” magazine.
The couple were named to the publication’s 100 Most Influential People list on Wednesday.
But, the Duke and Duchess were toasted by several Australian comics on the show “Have You Been Paying Attention”.
The program is the national version of Mock the Week.
Panelists were asked which publication featured Harry and Meghan on their cover, MailOnline reports.
Comic Luke McGregor suggested a tech magazine called “PC Gaming” while Ed Kavalee joked “Better Homes and Golddiggers”.
The quip was a reference to the craft and interior design magazine Better Homes and Gardens which has been around since the 1920s.
A snap of the Duke and Duchess appears on the cover of the magazine with Harry dressed in black as he stands behind his wife.
Other photos show the couple wearing matching green outfits in front of a yellow wall.
And another shot shows them walking in a garden holding hands.
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The magazine praised Harry and Meghan for “running into wrestling” in a world where “everyone has an opinion about people they don’t know”.
But, they have become the butt of many jokes after the images were posted online.
Social media users said the photos looked ‘awkward’ while others suggested they had been ‘photoshopped’.
One Twitter user said: “Harry looks completely uncomfortable looking behind his wife like that.”
Someone else wrote: “Wow, this pic says it all. There’s no hiding who’s in control.”
Others asked Time if they were “desperate” for the candidates.
It comes after Meghan and Harry were roasted by comedian Cedric The Entertainer at Sunday night’s Emmy Awards.
The host, 57, told guests at the star-studded ceremony in Los Angeles: “As great as The Crown is, he’s pale compared to the real monarchy.”
The comedian continued, “I mean that Oprah interview with Prince Harry and Meghan. It was real tea there, wasn’t it?”
Oprah’s explosive interview with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex was watched by more than 49 million people worldwide in the first three days after it aired.
Cedric took a hit with the royals saying they would need Archie to teach them how to dance.
The cast members of The Crown would look sheepish as the comedian joked on stage, according to the Metro.
Oprah’s interview with Prince Harry and Meghan lost an Emmy Award on Stanley Tucci’s Italian cooking show.
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