Murray Fraser and Parisa Fitz-Henley have been cast in Lifetime’s HARRY & MEGHAN: A ROYAL ROMANCE, the cable network announced Monday.
Chronicling the courtship and love story between a beloved prince and his new fiancée, the film will seek to examine the history of Prince Harry (Fraser) and Meghan Markle (Fitz-Henley) 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.
This is the second time Lifetime has chronicled the romance of one of Britain’s princes. In 2011, it mounted William & Kate: The Movie, following the courtship of Prince William (Nico Evers-Swindell) and Kate Middleton (Camilla Luddington). That movie was released in April, just days before William and Kate tied the knot.
Production begins later this week in Vancouver and Los Angeles and will debut this spring on Lifetime, presumably similary timed to release within days of the real royal wedding, on May 19, 2018.
Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance is executive produced by Merideth Finn and Michele Weiss. Menhaj Huda directs from a script by Scarlett Lacey and Terrence Coli.
Linda Ge | TV Editor