The first trailer of the Lifetime Meghan Markle and Prince Harry biopic has arrived. Harry & Meghan: The Royal Love Story follows in the footsteps of William & Kate: The Movie which, despite covering the now-Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s relationship from St Andrew’s in Scotland to Westminster Abbey in London, was almost entirely filmed in Los Angeles. Per The Guardian’s 2011 review, it also featured scenes of London buses driving on the right hand side of the road.
Casting details for the project were announced by Lifetime earlier this year, revealing Parisa Fitz-Henley and Murray Fraser as our small screen Meghan and Harry. According to her IMDB page, Fitz-Henley has had a string of roles in American TV shows, the most prominent being in Netflix’s Jessica Jones and NBC’s supernatural drama Midnight, Texas. Fraser’s listing, meanwhile, features just two roles: in ITV’s Victoria and The Loch.
According to Deadline, the film will follow Harry and Meghan’s romance from the moment they met on a ‘blind date’ through the early stages of their relationship, when they were able to keep things low key, and moving on to deal with the explosion of media attention, which culminated in an engagement announcement from Clarence House last November. The database also reveals that the film will deal with Meghan’s ‘life as an American actress.’
Lifetime is famed for casting relative unknowns, but that can’t stop us wishing for Helen Mirren to drop in as the Queen 2.0, the lookalike from the infamous I Wanna Marry Harry reality show as the Prince, and Meghan played by Meghan Markle.
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