The Trailer for Lifetime's Harry & Meghan: The Royal Love Story Is Finally Here
It was only a matter of time. Lifetime is adapting Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's romance into a made-for-TV movie called Harry & Meghan: The Royal Love Story. Here's everything we know about the film, which is sure to be appointment viewing.
THE TRAILERS ARE FINALLY HERE, AND THEY'RE A LITTLE SCANDALOUS.
In the 20-second teaser above, we see not only Lifetime's take on Prince Harry's proposal and the couple's romantic vacation in Botswana, but we also catch a glimpse of them in bed.
A second, longer trailer shows their first date, and a candid conversation between Harry and his sister-in-law about his relationship.
IT WILL PREMIERE A WEEK BEFORE THE ROYAL WEDDING.
Lifetime's film will debut Sunday, May 13 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, a nice lead to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding date on May 19. Menhaj Huda of The Royals will direct; the script was written by Scarlett Lacey.
THE FILM'S STAR PARISA FITZ-HENLEY IS A BIG FAN OF THE WOMAN SHE PLAYS.
Parisa Fitz-Henley, who plays Markle in the film, posted an update about filming on March 12.
"We are on our way to film the last scene of the last day of Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance," she says in the video. "It's a really special scene, and I'm really looking forward to sharing it with you and sharing the entire movie with you. It's been such a labor of love for everyone involved, and we hope you love it too."
In the caption of the post, she wrote, "I got to take a look inside the life of a woman and a relationship I quickly came to admire and claim as inspirations...So many thanks for all the wonderful encouragement! It’s been lovely to catch some of the collateral love being deservedly showered upon the real Harry & Meghan."
She also gave a shoutout to her Prince Harry, Murray Fraser, who plays the ginger royal in the film.
On January 14, the network announced their plans for a film which will dramatize the couple's love story "from the moment they met after being set up by friends, through their initial courtship when they were able to keep their romance under wraps, and ultimately the intense global media attention surrounding their relationship and Meghan’s life as a divorced American actress," per Deadline.
Lifetime recently released three new cast photos, giving us a peek at the actors and actresses playing the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Queen Elizabeth, and...Princess Diana (meaning yes, the late Princess will somehow appear in the movie).
Duchess Kate will be played by Laura Mitchell, while Australian actor Burgess Abernethy has been cast as Prince William. The littlest royals, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, will be portrayed by Preston Karwat and Briella Weintraub. See their family photo here:
Maggie Sullivan will play Queen Elizabeth, seen here drinking tea in character:
And Princess Diana will be portrayed by Bonnie Soper.
Keep in mind, Meghan & Harry's predecessor, William & Kate: The Movie, helped launch the careers of such actresses as Louise Linton, wife of treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin.
This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
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