TV Review: The Windsors, Series 3

Series 3 of The Windsors sees the show tailing off just a little, as it struggles to work out how fit Meghan in as a comic character

“There could be tanks on the streets of Kensington and Chelsea”

After a couple of years off-air, Series 3 of The Windsors returned with an avowed aim of real topicality but given the way that Harry and Meghan’s departure from royal life and the subsequent revelations have played out, it can sometimes be a tricky watch (if you’re pro-Meghan that is…).

I’d argue that the series does best when cutting a little looser from this territory too. Charles and Camilla’s visit to the Middletons’ is inspired as is the dip into accidental Satanism, Fergie choosing between Eugenie and Beatrice at Glastonbury is hilarious as is their diversion to chalet life in Verbier.

Ellie White and Celeste Dring as Beatrice and Eugenie are just fantastic once again, the things they do to vowels are works of art, and Tom Durant-Pritchard slips neatly into the core team as a replacement for Richard Goulding as the perma-horny Harry. I liked getting a bit of bonus Mateo Oxley in here too.

Kathryn Drysdale suffers a bit as Meghan if I’m honest, I just don’t think that George Jeffrie and Bert Tyler-Moore’s writing has found its comfort level in terms of making her a comic character, she’s just not given enough to play off to meet her castmates on a level playing field, as in art in life…

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