Prince William Reveals The Funny Reason He Won't Be Watching Netflix's Tiger King

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Never think that Prince William does not have a royally good sense of humor. The future King of England has jokingly revealed why he will not be watching Netflix’s pop culture phenomenon, Tiger King. It was all a part of a funny clip Prince William was participating in with Blackadder’s Stephen Fry for The Big Night In.

In the clip, Stephen Fry chats with Prince William when the topic of good TV suggestions come up. At the 1:33 mark, Prince William asks Fry if he has seen anything good. To which, Fry says he has heard positive things about the Netflix docuseries, Tiger King. Prince William’s response? Check out the clip below:

In case you missed it, Prince William’s response was, “I tend to avoid shows about royalty.” So, Prince William’s account is not one of the 64 million worldwide to tune into Tiger King, according to Netflix? Viewers know that Prince William is joking for many reasons. One of which is because he and his wife have revealed themselves as huge Game of Thrones fans, per Refinery29.

If this was true, though, can you imagine how many shows Prince William would have to deny himself? No Tiger King, Game of Thrones, The Tudors, The Crown, and so on. Okay, that last one is a bit more understandable. It is about Prince William’s family, after all, although that has apparently not been an issue for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

This is not the first time that Prince William has shown off his pop culture acumen. Earlier this year, the royal congratulated Joaquin Phoenix on his award-winning performance in The Joker. He has also attended the BAFTAs with his wife, Kate Middleton. While his interest in films seems pretty concrete, his TV knowledge has been a bit more open-ended. Cut to Tiger King.

The smash-hit series’ impact has been widespread. From Jared Leto throwing an online viewing party to celebs jockeying to play the central role of Joe Exotic, a.k.a. the “king” Prince William referenced, it has been Tiger King chaos.

Now, if Prince William would like to watch a show like Tiger King minus the royalty factor, he has a lot of options to stream. Hopefully, all is not lost, and Prince William will eventually watch Tiger King (if he has not already) and offer the world his thoughts on it. Oh, and the after-show too. There was a lot worth hearing.

While Prince William has jokingly said why he plans to skip it, you can stream Tiger King on Netflix. The limited series has been among this year’s new content. If you need anything else to consider watching, there are always this spring’s premieres. Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for the latest in TV and movie news.

Britt Lawrence

Like a contented Hallmark movie character, Britt happily lives in the same city she grew up in. Along with movies and television, she is passionate about competitive figure skating. She has been writing about entertainment for 5 years, and as you may suspect, still finds it as entertaining to do as when she began.