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Lifetime’s ‘Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace’ to Premiere Soon

Get ready to spill the tea with the royal family in Lifetime's new dramatic take on Harry and Meghan's journey. Find out the details about the upcoming film now!
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It has been more than a year and a half since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, stepped down as senior members of the British royal family, instead opting for a life in Southern California. The couple now has two children–a son, Archie, a daughter, Lilibet–and their own company, Archewell Inc., which focuses on “non-profit activities” and “creative media adventures.”

Oh, and they also have a third Lifetime film about their unique love story coming to the small screen!

Since the day that Harry and Meghan got together, Lifetime has been spilling all the dramatized tea about every rumor the public has formed about their actual relationship with the royal family. The upcoming film promises even more exploration of this royal spectacle that’s been underway for the past few years.

Lifetime Takes On Harry and Meghan’s Story

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The title of the upcoming Lifetime film is called Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace. This film is part of a franchise Lifetime started back in 2018 with Harry and Meghan: A Royal Romance, followed by Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal.

The new film features Jordan Dean as Prince Harry. Dean is an actor who has starred in projects like Law and Order and The Mysteries of Laura. Sydney Norton will play Meghan Markle. Sydney got her start in musical theater and dance, eventually earning roles in Spike Lee’s television show, She’s Gotta Have It, and NBC’s Manifest.

Other cast members include Jordan Whalen as Prince William, Duke of Cambridge; Laura Mitchell as Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge; Maggie Sullivan as Queen Elizabeth II; and Bonnie Soper as Diana, Princess of Wales.

The Royal Drama

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Harry and Meghan’s exit from the royal family in January of 2020 is the kind of drama even Lifetime couldn’t manufacture from nothing. It’s a story begging to be exaggerated by the best in the business–the executives at the Lifetime network–and we can’t wait to see how this film turns out.

Exciting teaser lines from the trailer include Jordan Dean as Prince Harry promising to do everything in his power to keep Meghan and his children “safe.” Morton says as Markle,

“I never thought this would be easy, but I wanted to make the queen proud.”

Although the real royal family has been very polite about keeping gossip regarding Harry and Meghan close to the chest, this movie will indulge in all the juicy ideas the public loves to wonder about: What is the relationship between Prince Harry and Prince William really like? Do Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle get along? Is the Queen angry that Harry and Meghan moved all the way to California and away from her kingdom?

You can bet all these questions and more will be explored in Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace. Even the relatively recent interview the controversial couple gave to Oprah Winfrey will be recreated.

“Have I made the world’s biggest mistake?”

Norton asks as Meghan at the end of one trailer for the film. Now that’s the kind of drama we come to Lifetime for!