Rebel Wilson has revealed the royals ‘secretly loved’ hearing her controversial jokes about Prince Andrew and Meghan Markle.
The comedian appeared to leave Prince William and Kate Middleton squirming in their seats with her routine at the BAFTAs in February.
The royal couple seemed stony-faced while the rest of the Albert Hall cackled behind them, but according to Rebel insiders have said her jokes went down a storm.
“I’m friends with someone in the Royal family and they say all the royals have a great sense of humour and they secretly love it,” she told The Sun.
Rebel, 40, said she also spoke directly to William and Kate after the ceremony and there was no awkwardness.
“I did speak to Kate and William’s private secretary after the BAFTAs and all seemed fine.
“I mean, obviously, I’m not a malicious person either. My goal is not to try to take down someone, especially at the BAFTAs,” she insisted.
Rebel started her address to the audience by saying it was good to be at the ‘Royal Andrew Hall’ – which came just after Prince William’s uncle was accused of sleeping with a 17-year-old girl allegedly trafficked by his paedophile friend Jeffrey Epstein, something he denies.
After she made the gag, the camera panned to William and Kate grinning awkwardly on the front row.
“Good evening distinguished guests and those who don’t identify as that. It is really great to be here at the Royal Andrew… Royal Harry… Royal Phillip… this royal palace place.”
The Duke of York stepped down from his royal duties in November after his ‘car crash’ Newsnight interview.
As well as joking about the scandal, Rebel also joked about Meghan Markle’s decision to step back from the Royal family along with her husband Prince Harry.
As well as defending her own routine, Rebel has also spoken up for her friend and Bridesmaid’s co-star Matt Lucas.
Matt and David Walliams apologised last week after their show Little Britain was pulled from streaming services over the use of black face.
Rebel said: “I know my mates Matt Lucas‘ show Little Britain [was removed] I think that’s a bit crazy. They obviously play many different characters on that show…He’s amazing, he’s the kindest, most decent human being ever,” she told Studio 10.
“There’s a lot of discussion right now about what’s off limits in comedy…where should comedians not go?” she asked.