Netflix’s Death To 2021 viewers shocked by Prince Philip jokes: ‘My jaw dropped’

Netflix’s new Death To 2021 mockumentary left viewers in shock after making several jokes about the late Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip.

The TV show describes itself as a “darkly comical retrospective” that combines real news footage along with “talking script interviews” to look back on the second year of the pandemic.

Starring high-profile celebrities such as Hugh Grant and Lucy Liu, the film was made by Black Mirror creators Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones.

During the first half of the mockumentary, the narrator mocks Prince Philip’s death by saying, “After the interview, Prince Philip retires permanently from public life, dying.”

Netflix’s Death To 2021 made several jokes about Prince Philip

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And he continues: “Millions attended the funeral of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Deadingburgh.”

Many were surprised by the comments made about the late husband of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, who died peacefully on April 9 at the age of 99.

Taking on Twitter, one person wrote, “They are wrong about it”, while a second called it “rude”, followed by the hashtag # deathto2021.

Viewers said the program was "wrong for that"
Viewers said the show was “wrong for that”

Another said: “” After the interview, Prince Philip permanently retires from public life … dying “the birth was simply obscure # DeathTo2021”.

While a fourth added: “My jaw dropped # DeathTo2021”.

Buckingham Palace confirmed the news of Prince Philip’s death at that time, sharing a statement, which read: “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty the Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness Prince Philip., Duke of Edinburgh.

WINDSOR, ENGLAND - APRIL 17: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales walks behind the coffin of the Duke of Edinburgh during the ceremonial procession during the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle on April 17, 2021 in Windsor, England .  Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark was born on June 10, 1921 in Greece.  He served in the British Royal Navy and fought in World War II.  He married then Princess Elizabeth on November 20, 1947 and was created Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth and Baron of Greenwich by King VI.  He served as Prince Consort of Queen Elizabeth II until her death on April 9, 2021, just a few months after her 100th birthday.  His funeral takes place today at Windsor Castle with only 30 guests invited due to restrictions on the Coronavirus pandemic.  (Photo by Leon Neal / WPA Pool / Getty Images)
Prince Philip died at the age of 99 on April 9, 2021

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“His Royal Highness died peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.

“Further announcements will be made in due course.

“The royal family joins people around the world in mourning his loss.”

The Queen paid tribute to her late husband during her Christmas Day speech

During her annual Christmas Day speech, the Queen paid tribute to her late husband as she celebrated her first holiday celebrations without him.

“Her sense of service, intellectual curiosity, and the ability to squeeze the fun out of any situation – they were all unstoppable,” she said. “That mischievous and inquiring sparkle was as brilliant at the end as when I first saw it.”

The Queen added: “But life, of course, consists of final separations and first encounters – and as much as my family and I miss her, I know she would like us to enjoy Christmas.”

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