Emmys: Cedric the Entertainer roasts Royal Family over Oprah interview

The Emmys aired on Monday night, and the comedian who hosted the show poked fun at Oprah for her interview with Meghan Markle.

The what is an emmy is a television award that recognizes excellence in American prime time programming.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 19: Host Cedric the Entertainer attends the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards at L.A. LIVE on September 19, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)

During the Emmys, host Cedric the Entertainer made light at current Royal Family turmoil (Picture: Rich Fury/Getty Images). )

Cedric the Entertainer, who hosted the Emmys 2021, couldn’t help but poke fun at the Royal Family, particularly Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s stunning allegations in their Oprah Winfrey interview earlier this year.

‘As wonderful as The Crown is, it pales in comparison to the actual monarchy,’ the 57-year-old comedian quipped to the throng of Hollywood luminaries who had assembled in Los Angeles for the event.

‘I’m referring to Prince Harry and Megan’s Oprah interview. ‘Wasn’t it the genuine tea right there!?’

Cedric then poked fun at the royal family, expressing his surprise at the couple’s assertion that a member of the royal family had questioned how dark their son Archie’s complexion would be before he was born.

As the audience chuckled, he added, “Meghan must put it on that kid because he surrendered his kingdom faster than Eddie Murphy in Coming to America.” ‘I can’t believe they’re talking about Archie,’ I exclaim. What a black little baby he’ll be.’

‘They need young Archie!’ Cedric added, implying that the Royals would benefit from having Archie around to teach them how to dance. Who else is going to teach them how to TikTok if Charles can’t dance? I can just picture it now, tiny Archie with the queen, like come on Gammy.’

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, are interviewed by Oprah Winfrey in this undated handout photo. Harpo Productions/Joe Pugliese/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo

(Photo: Harpo Productions/Joe Pugliese/Handout via Reuters/File) The comedian expressed his views on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s chat with Oprah Winfrey.

‘The entire crown behind them like, “Ok your majesty, I see you,”’ he chuckled as he told how he envisioned Queen Elizabeth and Archie doing a TikTok together.

As Cedric laughed on stage, Josh O’Connor and several of The Crown’s actors were seen on video looking embarrassed.

Cedric certainly lived up to his name, amusing the audience with jokes on the fact that visitors had to be completely vaccinated in order to attend.

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 5, 2019 file photo, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is joined by Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, and at rear, from left, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William, Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex during a reception at Buckingham Palace, London, to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the investiture of the Prince of Wales. Britain and its royal family are absorbing the tremors from a sensational television interview with Prince Harry and Meghan. The couple said they encountered racist attitudes and a lack of support that drove Meghan to thoughts of suicide. The couple gave a deeply unflattering depiction of life inside the royal household, depicting a cold, uncaring institution that they had to flee to save their lives. Meghan told Oprah Winfrey that at one point ???I just didn???t want to be alive anymore.??? Meghan, who is biracial, said that when she was pregnant with son Archie, there were ???concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he???s born.??? (Dominic Lipinski/Pool via AP, File)

The comedian mocked the Queen and Prince Charles, joking that they need Archie to teach them how to TikTok dance. (Photo courtesy of AP)

‘We had to get vaxed to get here,’ he joked. I didn’t respond the same way Nicki Minaj’s cousin did… Pfizer, the Neiman Marcus of vaccinations, is what I received. Macy’s is Moderna. TJ Maxx is Johnson & Johnson.’

Cedric subsequently quipped that as a Black guy hosting such a big awards event, he is under a lot of pressure since “Black people believe I can give an award to anybody.”

Hollywood luminaries gathered in downtown Los Angeles for the 73rd annual Emmy Awards to honor the finest of television.

Since 2008, the awards ceremony has been hosted in The Microsoft Theatre, however this year’s event was conducted in a special tent after the ceremony in 2020 was held virtually due to coronavirus limitations.

See also: Prince Harry

In-person attendance returned on September 19, but due to the socially distant seating arrangement, just 500 people came, compared to thousands in prior years.

Throughout the event, fully vaccinated attendees were required to observe stringent Covid-19 procedures, which included testing and wearing a mask while they were not on camera.

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