Well, there’s certainly enough drama to fill out a plot.
We’ve long maintained that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s love story has not-so-subtle echoes of the teen movies we grew up on. Commoner falls in love with tearaway Prince? It’s a storyline straight out of The Prince and Me. Californian learns the ins-and-outs of a stuffy European monarchy? Sound a lot like Mia Thermopolis in The Princess Diaries. Then marries said royal, becoming a
princess duchess? And then having that same prince give up the monarchy for the love of his life? That’s the stuff movies are made of, which is why Lifetime (an American cable channel) has already made two movies about Meghan and Harry’s life. But surprise—we’re getting a third!
Earlier this week, Lifetime announced it’ll be making a new made-for-TV movie titled Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace. The newest flick will follow the events surrounding Meghan and Harry’s now-infamous decision to step back from their senior royal duties. As we all know, there’s enough drama there to flesh out an entire movie script.
The movie will dramatise "the couple’s controversial conscious uncoupling from the crown, after the birth of their son Archie," the synopsis reads, per TVLine. "The movie details the struggles of the new parents and unique challenges of being part of the royal family, which ultimately led Harry and Meghan to give up their royal ties to forge a new life on their own terms."
Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace is just the working title, but it's certainly worthy of sticking around.
There’s no additional info about the movie’s production or release date for obvious reasons and also no word on the cast. In the last two movies—Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance and Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal—Parisa Fitz-Henley and Tiffany Marie Smith played Meghan, while Murray Fraser and Charlie Field played Prince Harry, respectively. At the very least, we can expect some new faces!
No word on how the couple, who recently signed off on a juicy tell all biography, feel about the franchise, but perhaps they’re saving their thoughts for the book.
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