Sovereign William and Stephen Fry united on Thursday night for an unexpected parody drama during the BBC’s The Big Night In. The show, as a team with Comic Relief and Children In Need, was assembled to fund-raise for the battle against Covid-19 and facilitated various big names doing their bit to engage the country, yet it was the Duke of Cambridge and Stephen Fry’s Blackadder sketch that had fans in attacks of snickers.

The Duke of Cambridge, who is an enthusiast of Blackadder, made jokes about himself on a zoom call with Fry, who repeated the job of Lord Melchett for the event, before joining his kids and the Duchess in a national “applaud carers”.

The short sketch, which was recorded at Anmer Hall where the Duke and Duchess are self-segregating with their kids, was composed by Richard Curtis, who wrote the first network show and is the organizer of Comic Relief.

Pacing the floor trusting that the Duke will go along with him on the call, Fry made jokes about imperial legacy as he mumbled: “I thought Germans were intended to be prompt,” and asked how self-teaching was going at the illustrious family.

“Somewhat of a bad dream truly,” said Prince William, before Melchett offered to assist with spelling or history, including he was “not all that awful at lords and sovereigns,” before advising himself that the subject was likely the Duke’s own specialized topic. “You’d suspect as much wouldn’t you,” William answered, with impeccable comic planning.

In evident Melchett design, he allowed a 60-second commencement before the Prince asked: “Coincidentally, have you seen anything great on TV? It’s damnation without EastEnders.”


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