The two leads for Lifetime’s buzzed about show, Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance, have been cast.
Par for the course for any royal wedding these days: a Lifetime movie based on the couple’s romance. Following in the steps of big brother Prince William and sister-in-law Kate Middleton, Prince Harry and his fiancée Meghan Markle are getting the Lifetime movie treatment in a film called Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance.
Lifetime just announced the two leads for the film: Murray Fraser and Parisa Fitz-Henley. Fraser has had experience on a royal show before—according to his IMDB page, he made an appearance in the second season of Victoria, which follows the life of Prince Harry’s great-great-great-great grandmother. Fitz-Henley has appeared in Netflix’s Jessica Jones and Luke Cage as Reva Connors.
While Fitz-Henley resembles fellow thespian (and future royal) Meghan Markle, Fraser is missing one important feature: red hair! We’re sure a trip to the salon is in his future.
Before their 2011 wedding, Prince William and Kate Middleton had not one, but two films made about them: Lifetime’s William & Kate and Hallmark’s William & Catherine: A Royal Romance. Coincidentally, former actress Meghan Markle starred in two Hallmark romantic comedies Dater’s Handbook and When Sparks Fly.
The film will feature the couple’s romance from their first date to their engagement (we hope the roast chicken dinner will be included in that scene). According to the IMDB page, the release date is May 2018, just in time for the royal wedding on May 19th.