This has the potential to be exciting news for fans of the royals – but is the Meghan and Harry movie destined for failure?
It’s official – the romance of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will be forever immortalised in a new Lifetime movie.
The movie is being made by channel Lifetime, who previously released a movie about the love story of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The Cambridge’s royal film was released 11 days before their wedding – so it’s likely this one will follow in the same pattern, released ahead of the big day on May 19.
Aptly named ‘Harry & Meghan: The Royal Love Story,’ the new film will tell the entire story of the pair’s romance, spanning from their very first blind date in London, through to Harry’s proposal at Nottingham Cottage, reportedly while the pair enjoyed Meghan’s favourite dish – roast chicken.
Speaking about the upcoming movie, the channel have shared this description…
“Harry & Meghan chronicles the courtship and love story between a beloved prince and his new fiancée.
“The film will examine the history of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle 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.”
So it seems likely that the movie will touch on the scrutiny heaped on Meghan – for her race, family and her status as a divorcee.
We have to admit, we’re pretty excited to see a romantic storytelling of the story of one of our favourite couples of the moment. But is it actually likely to be any good?
When William & Kate: The Movie, was unveiled, it was welcomed with some rather *ahem* harsh criticism.
Newspapers across the UK slammed the production for being “cheesy” and “awful”, and it received generally negative reviews in press around the globe. Cichéd lines such as “You’re the heir – I’m just the spare” from Prince Harry attracted attention for all the wrong reasons.
Some also critiqued the film for using American actors to portray members of the British royal family, and shooting many of the scenes in the US, despite it being a very British-based romance. And while the character of Kate was played by British actress Camilla Luddington, William was portrayed by New Zealand actor Nico Evers-Swindell.
At the moment, we don’t have any details on the Meghan and Harry movie. And it’s certainly not yet been announced who will play the engaged couple.
But one thing’s for sure – it’ll certainly attract a lot of attention when it’s released!
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