Beano pays tribute to Harry and Meghan
Wedding fever may already be spreading throughout the nation, but you can be sure that it's captured the imagination of the public when Harry and Meghan - and the rest of the Royals - are to be immortalised by one of our other most revered institutions.
The Beano - the UK's longest-running children's comic - is paying homage to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in this week’s issue in a satire strip.
The comic reveals that the Royals have secretly been married in Beanotown since 1066 amid The Queen’s fears of a French invasion, however their plans are foiled by Dennis and Gnasher.
Bagging an invitation to the nuptials along with The Bash Street Kids, disaster strikes as Gnasher eats the wedding cake. Dennis attempts to save the day by replacing the cake but he trips and it ends up covering Meghan, resulting in a telling off by his parents for potentially starting a war with America, however, Meghan retaliates by starting a food fight to rival all others.
Amongst jokes about Prince Charles arriving at the wrong church and The Queen wanting to return her Primark dress, beloved rebellious character Minnie the Minx sets upon her mischievous ways by convincing the happy couple she’s their daughter from the future, which the couple later discover is a prank - much to their relief!
Mike Stirling, Editorial Director at Beano Studios said: “Our invitation - from fan club member, Harry - must have been eaten by Gnasher! So, we decided to immortalise the couple’s forthcoming nuptials in Beano instead. We’re sure the Royal Family appreciates the honour of us celebrating their entertaining mannerisms. We hope the Royal couple enjoy their big day and that The Queen doesn’t throw us in the Tower for our ‘unique’ wedding gift!”
To celebrate the special occasion this weekend, Beano Studios will also host a range of Royal Wedding content on Beano.com
‘The Royal Beano Rumble’ comic strip can be seen in this week’s Beano, available to buy on Wednesday May 16.