Emmys Host Cedric the Entertainer Calls Out Prince Harry & Meghan Markle During Ceremony

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Cedric the Entertainer brought all the laughs at the 2021 Emmys, complete with the "real" royal tea.

During an early monologue, the host and actor highlighted some of the biggest shows of the year, including the Netflix fan-favorite, The Crown. After mentioning the series, Cedric put the spotlight on the British royal family and joked, "As great as The Crown is, it pales in comparison to the real monarchy. I mean, that Oprah interview with Prince Harry and Meghan. That was the real tea right there, wasn’t it!?”

Though Meghan and Harry were not in attendance, it didn't stop the comedian from taking a few good-natured jabs at the royal couple. Referring to their tell-all interview, Cedric mentioned a few of the most shocking revelations, including the royal family's concern over Archie's skin tone and the pair's decision to step away from their royal duties "quicker than Eddie Murphy in Coming to America." Still, the funniest bit came when he suggested that their son, Archie, would have to teach the rest of the family how to dance.

He joked, "Charles can’t dance! Who else is going to teach them how to dance?"

The comedian then proceeded to demonstrate how he imagined the young royal would dance with his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, on TikTok. He quipped, "I can just see it now, baby Archie with the queen, like 'Come on Gammy.' The whole crowd behind them like, 'Okay Your Majesty, I see you!'"

Many in the audience laughed as cast members of The Crown were seen smiling. Fingers crossed the duke and duchess will also take these jokes in stride. 

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