Jesse Armstrong of Succession pokes fun at King Charles in his acceptance speech at the 2022 Emmy Awards for Best Drama Series.

Jesse Armstrong, the creator of the television series Succession, made an unexpected swipe at King Charles III of Britain during the 2022 Emmy Awards.

The best television works were honoured during the recent Emmy Awards 2022 ceremony. The top names in the entertainment sector were present at the famous ceremony. The programme Succession, which received the most nominations this year, received some of the biggest awards of the night. Succession received Best Drama Series in addition to the writing prize.

Succession writer Jesse Armstrong startled the audience and the actors of his programme when he accepted the award by roasting King Charles III in his speech. King Charles recently succeeded to the throne after Queen Elizabeth passed away on September 8; as a dig at him, the Succession writer first alluded to “huge for successions in the UK.”

Armstrong continued, “I’m not claiming we’re more legitimate than that position; we’ll leave that to others. We are really delighted to have this tremendous honour.” Actor Brian Cox responded to Armstrong’s mention to King Charles by stating, “Keep it royalist, keep it royalist.”

Armstrong avoided making any further jokes about the royal family for the remainder of his address and instead thanked his actors and crew. In the meantime, the royal family has been the subject of headlines this week following the passing of the Queen and all the new roles and titles obtained by the members of the family, according to the actor, who said, “It’s a team effort, starting with the writers room, the producers who support us, the directors, my god, the extraordinary cast we are surrounded by, my goodness, our amazing crew.”

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