The creator of “Succession” is interested in King Charles III at the Emmy Awards

The pair collided Monday night during a acceptance speech by “Succession” creator Jesse Armstrong at the 74th Emmy Awards.
After the hit HBO show won Outstanding Drama Series in the final award of the night, Armstrong likened the show’s win to King Charles III’s ascension to the British throne.

“Big week for estates: A new king in the UK is for us. Obviously a few more votes involved in our victory than Prince Charles,” Armstrong joked.

The former Prince of Wales became king following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, on Thursday.

Fellow Brit actor Brian Cox – who plays elitist Roy family patriarch Logan – was heard commenting alongside Armstrong: “Keep it royalist, keep it royalist.”

Armstrong added, “I’m not saying we’re more legitimate in our position than he is. We’ll leave that to other people.”

Surrounded by the show’s cast and crew on stage, he concluded by thanking everyone involved, from the writers’ “engine room” to the HBO network.

HBO collected 12 of the 25 statuettes awarded during the evening, including this victory for “Succession” – the most nominated show of this year. (Like CNN, HBO is a unit of Warner Bros. Discovery.)

“Succession” beat out competition from other outstanding nominees from drama series “Better Call Saul,” “Euphoria,” “Ozark,” “Severance,” “Squid Game,” “Stranger Things,” and “Yellowjackets.”