The Windsors to return for Coronation Special: Arise, King Harry Enfield!

Harry Enfield as King Charles in The Windsors Coronation Special
(Image credit: C4)

The Windsors is to return to Channel 4 for a Coronation Special, it’s been announced.

All the main cast are back, with Harry Enfield, of course, taking center stage as King Charles, who's finally going to get his big crown!

The makers tease: "Charles' whole life has been building up to this moment and he wants the UK's first coronation in seventy years to be a spectacular affair with all the pomp and circumstance he deserves. As does his Queen Consort Camilla (Haydn Gwynne), who can't wait to drape herself in diamonds and fur."

Also back is Hugh Skinner as Prince William or as he likes to be known, simply Wills. Now Wills thinks there should be a more budget Coronation, setting him on a collision course with his father.

Harry (Richard Goulding) and Meghan (Kathryn Drysdale) are of course causing chaos. As the makers put it, "with their Netflix series and Harry's book behind them, they’re finally free of Windsors’ family issues to concentrate on their simple life in California. But can they really afford to miss Harry’s father's coronation?”

Harry and Meghan in The Windsors

Will Harry (Richard Goulding) and Meghan (Kathryn Drysdale) be at The Coronation? (Image credit: C4)

For the first time, the series will introduce us to Sophie Wessex, played by Anna Morris. She's the new best friend of Kate (Louise Ford). But, oh no, they've managed to upset Kate's touchy sister Pippa Middleton (Morgana Robinson) with disastrous consequences.

Teasing the rest of the special, the makers say: "Beatrice (Ellie White) and Eugenie (Celeste Dring) worry they are no longer essential members of the royal family and have to find a way to prove they have something to bring to the coronation. But what can they do? And how do Charles' siblings, Anne (Vicki Pepperdine) and Edward (Matthew Cottle), feel about their brother's special day? All will be revealed in The Windsors Coronation Special.”

Joe Hullait, Commissioning Executive for Comedy at Channel 4 commented: "Any channel worth its salt has a landmark show with the word coronation in the title. For the BBC it was the world’s first televised Coronation in 1953. For ITV it’s the world’s longest-running soap Coronation Street. We at Channel 4 are delighted to announce that we now have our own record-breaking Coronation jewel at the heart of our broadcasting crown: the funniest show on telly during a momentously historic week for Britain."

David Hollingsworth

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