Trevor Noah Loves 'Breakup Text' from Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

“But now, the Queen is saying ‘slow your roll, bitches,’” host of “The Daily Show” jokes

On Thursday’s “The Daily Show,” Trevor Noah had fun looking at what he called the “breakup text” Meghan Markle and Prince Harry sent Buckingham Palace yesterday, AKA the announcement that they’re stepping away from the royal family to become “financially independent.”

Noah was particularly amused by the reaction from Buckingham Palace — if you’re just catching up, it became obvious that Markle and her husband’s announcement took the other members of the royal family by surprise, since the Palace said in a statement that Discussions are “at an early stage,” and that “we understand their desire to take a different approach, but these are complicated issues that take time to work through.”

Or so Noah put it, “the Queen is saying ‘slow your roll, bitches.”

“Some people are saying the Queen is upset because the royal family needs Harry and Meghan to remain popular,” Noah continued. “I think that the real reason is that the Queen is mad because she’s stuck with a bunch of merchandise that she can’t sell.”

Noah then launched into an impression of QEII: “I can’t sell shirts that say ‘slay queen’ if there’s no black family. I’ll get canceled on Twit-ter.”

But Noah said that he really feels bad for Markle and Prince Harry’s infant son, Archie. “You realize, he’s gonna grow up and be like ‘let me get this straight: We used to be in the royal family? Like I could have been a king, and now I’m working at Burger King? Is that what you’re saying?”

Watch the whole clip above.

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  • Lady Gaga 

    On the episode “Lisa Goes Gaga,” Lady Gaga is shown suspended by cables flying over the audience at a concert. Well surprise, surprise because at the Super Bowl LI’s halftime show, Gaga descended from the stadium’s roof with suspension cables wearing pretty much the same outfit on her episode. 

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  • 2016 Nobel Prize Winner 

    In a 2010 episode, Milhouse predicted that Bengt R. Holmstrom would win the Nobel Prize in Economics and, sure enough, in 2016 Holmstrom and Oliver Hart were announced as joint winners of the prize. 

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  • Donald Trump Presidency 

    Seventeen years ago in an episode titled “Bart to the Future,” Lisa becomes president after Donald Trump, apparently, ruined the economy. 

     

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  • Siegfried and Roy Tiger Attack 

    In 1993, an episode titled “$pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling),” magicians in a Siegfried and Roy-like show got attacked by their trustworthy tiger.

    In 2003, Roy was attacked by one of their white tigers during a live performance. He sustained injuries, but lived.

     

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  • Arnold Palmer 

    On the 28th season premiere, the satirical series made an Arnold Palmer joke… on the day that golfer Arnold Palmer died.

    Homer Simpson tells his wife Marge that he plans to “Arnold Palmer” his pal Lenny.

    “Arnold Palmer Lenny?” Marge responds. “You’re going to Arnold Palmer Lenny?”

    He was of course referring to the lemonade and iced tea drink mixture — which was named after the golfer. 

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  • Faulty Voting Machine 

    During the 2012 elections, a voting machine proved faulty when votes cast for Barack Obama went to Mitt Romney instead.

    In a 2008 episode, Homer Simpson went to the voting booths to cast a vote for Obama, but… his vote went to McCain instead. 

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  • Higgs Boson 

    In a 1998 episode, “The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace,” Homer writes out an equation on a chalkboard which, if solved, “you get the mass of a Higgs boson that’s only a bit larger than the nano-mass of a Higgs boson actually is,” says Simon Singh, science author.

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  • Horse Meat Scandal 

    In 1994, an episode titled “Sweet Seymour Skinner’s Baadasssss Song,” the lunch lady was seen reaching into a barrel labeled “assorted horse parts” and putting the meat into the school’s lunch pot.

    In 2013, it was reported that traces of horse DNA was found in beef products across the UK. 

     

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  • Guitar Hero 

    The now basically extinct but once popular video game Guitar Hero was first released in 2005.

    But in a 2002 “The Simpsons” episode, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards give Homer a jacket that has “guitar hero” printed on the back of it. 

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  • Farmville 

    The virtual reality game, Farmville, was all the craze in 2009 with people rushing home from work or school to tend to their farm.

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  • Smart Watches 

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    In a 1995 episode in which the show is set in the future, Lisa’s husband is shown speaking to a phone on his wrist. 

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  • Disney Owns Fox 

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“The Simpsons” has an eerie knack for predicting the future, from Donald Trump’s presidency to U.S. beating Sweden for an Olympic gold medal in curling. Here are 14 times the long-running comedy series got it right. 

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