Take a sneak peek at Lifetime’s new movie about Prince Harry and Meghan
Similar to the Saw franchise, it seems as if Lifetime pumps out a Prince Harry & Meghan Markle film every year, a solid strategy given the exciting & constant evolving relationship of this once royal couple. To be fair, a lot has happened even in this past year with Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex, specifically their decision to depart their senior roles from the royal family and move to the U.S.
Even more surprising was the March 2021 interview with Oprah Winfrey, where Prince Harry & Meghan Markle disclosed their reasoning behind departing their royal duties, a decision that made many waves in the media, for both good & bad. Let’s just say that if the previous Lifetime movies involving the two were A New Hope of the franchise, this latest Lifetime movie will certainly be The Empire Strikes Back.
Lifetime, which has already previously released two films involving Meghan Markle & Prince Harry’s love story, has recently released a photo from their upcoming third film, titled Harry and Meghan: Escaping The Palace. While it certainly sounds like Lifetime’s first stab at an action-thriller, we understand that this story will likely dive deep into the mental state of Markle’s royal debacle, supported by her husband Harry.
Harry and Meghan: Escaping The Palace
Harry and Meghan: Escaping The Palace is Lifetime’s third effort at the royal love story of Prince Harry & Meghan Markle, following Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance and Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal. The movie is set to star Jordan Dean as Prince Harry as well as Sydney Morton as Meghan Markle.
Lifetime’s synopsis for the film details how the movie will dive into “Meghan’s growing isolation and sadness, their disappointment that ‘The Firm’ was not defending them against the press’s attacks, and Harry’s fear that history would repeat itself and he would not be able to protect his wife and son from the same forces that caused his mother’s untimely death.”
The movie, which is also expected to detail the internal feud within the Royal Family, recently released its first promotional still from the film, clearly set to resemble the real-life Commonwealth Day service of 2020, which was Prince Harry & Meghan Markle’s final appearance as royal members of the family. We’re not doubting that this movie will be extremely cheesy as well as unnecessary, but the casting seems to be spot-on.
What to cover?
From “Megxit” to the Oprah Winfrey interview, there’s certainly a lot to cover regarding Prince Harry & Meghan Markle since Lifetime’s last film. Need a quick refresher of what events have yet to be covered?
On January 8th, 2020, Meghan Markle & Prince Harry announced on their Instagram account that they would be stepping away from their senior duties within the royal family, having only served the role of the Duchess of Sussex for a couple of years. The move, at the time, was described as an opportunity to split their time between both the UK and the U.S., as well as become financially independent and live a normal life.
As well, Meghan Markle spoke candidly with Oprah Winfrey regarding her short-lived experience in the royal limelight last March, disclosing how she fell into a deep & dark place that was nearly suicidal. Markle would later in the interview go on to explain how there were even conversations in the family regarding a future child for herself and Prince Harry, specifically regarding the possibility of a darker skin tone.