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The Arts Intel Report

A Cultural Compass
For the World Traveler
A Cultural Compass
For the World Traveler

The Windsors

You would think it impossible to parody the opéra bouffe that is today’s British royal family—the harebrained antics of Harry, Meghan, Fergie, et al. are so mind-boggling that they seem immune from satire. And yet, the British comedy series The Windsors, on Netflix, spoofs Prince Charles and Camilla, Wills and Kate, Pippa, and Harry and Meghan with a madcap wit that at times echoes the comedy of Armando Iannucci (Veep, The Thick of It). Hard-drinking, chain-smoking Camilla is a stitch, but Eugenie and Beatrice, the bubbleheaded princesses who are the daughters of Fergie and Andrew, often steal the show. —Alessandra Stanley