Channel 4 has commissioned a second series of it’s Royal Family spoof, The Windsors.
The first series of the comedy soap opera saw a ‘pregnant’ Parker-Bowles, an exiled Fergie, a ‘radicalised’ Beatrice and Eugenie and a Prince William campaign to abolish the Monarchy in order to pursue a career as a helicopter pilot.
Written by the co-creators of “Star Stories”, Bert Tyler-Moore and George Jeffrie the series was the highest rating comedy series launch on Channel 4 since 2012, with 2.2 million viewers.
A second, six-part, series will air next year with cast members Harry Enfield (Prince Charles), Haydn Gwynne (Camilla) Morgana Robinson (Pippa), Louise Ford (Kate), Hugh Skinner (Wills), Richard Goulding (Harry), Katy Wix, (Fergie), Ellie White, (Beatrice), Celeste Dring (Eugenie), Tim Wallers (Prince Andrew) and Matthew Cottle (Prince Edward) all set to return.
Channel 4’s Head of Comedy, Phil Clarke, said: “We’re a nation who appears to enjoy poking fun at the institution of the monarchy almost as much as we enjoy staring at a hospital door waiting for a royal baby to be born and I am delighted to welcome The Windsors back to Channel 4 comedy for second series.”