Meghan Markle, 39, and Prince Harry, 35, stepped down as senior members of the Royal Family in March before moving to California with their son Archie. But the couple are set to be caricatured on the show as royal expert Roya Nikkhah explained there is no shortage of storylines. Spitting Image will return to TV screens with more than 100 puppets including a new-look Charles and Camilla, as well as Michael Gove and Dominic Raab.
Speaking to ITV’s Lorraine, Ms Nikkah said: “Spitting Image is back and they’re going to have puppets of the Queen, the Prince of Wales and Prince Andrew.
“The Royal Family are always very careful about not committing to whether they watch programmes like The Crown or Spitting Image.
“I know that William and Harry have actually watched The Crown.
“I suspect they probably will be tuning in just to see what they say.
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“The puppets are absolutely brilliant.”
Presenter Lorraine added: “They’re very funny.
“I used to love it before when they have the Queen Mother talking in a sort of Northern voice and drinking gin all the time that was great.”
Ms Nikkah noted: “They’re not short of storylines anymore.”
Producers previously unveiled images of Boris Johnson, his chief adviser Dominic Cummings and the Duke of York ahead of the show’s comeback.
Spitting Image co-creator Roger Law is back on board for the series.
He quipped: “Everything the team have done on the new Spitting Image shows – the caricatures, puppets and satirical gags – have all been done in the public interest, as Boris might say: ‘Pro bono publico.’
“It’s time to come off furlough!” he said of the show’s return. The people have spoken and the puppets are ‘oven ready’.
“We’re going to take back control from the likes of Boris, Cummings, Trump, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.
“There will be tongue-lashings from our weather girl, Greta Thunberg, you’ll be knocked out by Tyson Fury and dazzled and amazed by Beyonce and Herr Jurgen Klopp.”