'Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace': Duchess's isolation laid bare in Lifetime movie

The film doesn't shy away from getting into the ugly bits of the struggle Meghan alleged she underwent at the hands of the British tabloids


                            'Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace': Duchess's isolation laid bare in Lifetime movie
Jordan Dean as Prince Harry and Sydney Morton as Meghan Markle in 'Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace' (Lifetime)

With a tragic car crash depicting Meghan Markle dying under a vehicle, tensions and outrage have surrounded Lifetime's depiction of her and Prince Harry's escape from the royal family. Don't worry, it's not the real Meghan Markle, it's just an actress playing her in the upcoming flick titled 'Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace'. But that hasn't helped the film's defense, as people from both sides of the pond have expressed distaste over the car crash scene's uncanny resemblance with the fatal crash of Princess Diana.

Photos from the trailer of the Lifetime drama dropping soon went viral over the weekend - making the film as highly anticipated as the real life couple's sit-down with Oprah Winfrey before its premiere in March this year. Based on the trailer, the film doesn't shy away from digging deep and getting into the ugly bits of the struggle Meghan alleged she underwent through the hands of the British tabloids.

Picking up exactly after the birth of her and Harry's firstborn, Prince Archie, this movie has already proven to be unmissable for fans of the Sussexes. So without further do, read on to find out all you need to know about it. 

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Release date

'Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace' makes its highly anticipated debut this Monday, September 6, premiering at 8 pm ET/PT only on Lifetime. 

Spoilers

According to the official synopsis of 'Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace', the movie "explores what really happened inside the palace that drove Harry and Meghan to leave everything behind in order to make a future for themselves and their son Archie. The movie will detail 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 may have contributed to his mother’s untimely death." 

The film will also "examine the dynamics between Will and Harry, Kate and Meghan, and Harry with Will and Charles, that lead to the ultimate break from the royal ties."



 

Cast

Actor and composer Jordan Dean known for 'High Maintenance', 'Z: The Beginning of Everything', and 'Macbeth' is playing the role of Prince Harry in the upcoming movie. Opposite him will star Sydney Morton as Meghan Markle; Morton is known as a stage and television actor and dancer, who has played roles in the hit NBC drama 'Manifest'. Cast members from Lifetime's previous movies on the Sussexes will also reprise their roles in the upcoming film, with Jordan Whalen as Prince William, Laura Mitchell as Kate Middleton, Steve Coulter as Prince Charles, Maggie Sullivun as Queen Elizabeth II, Melanie Nicholls-King as Doria Ragland, Bonnie Soper as Princess Diana, Deborah Ramsay as Camilla, and James Dreyfus as palace insider Leonard.

Writer/Director

Lifetime revealed that 'Harry and Meghan: Escaping the Royals' is executive produced by Merideth Finn and Michele Weiss. The movie has been directed by Menhaj Huda, a Bangladesh-born British film and television director, and producer best known for the film 'Kidulthood'. Scarlett Lacey is behind the script that brings the story to the screen.

Trailer

In one sensational moment from the trailer, movie-Meghan can be seen telling her on-screen husband, Dean, how she has a 'plan' to get away from the royal mess. That along with the controversial car-crash scene is bound to make Harry and Meghan fans flock to the screen this Monday. Catch the trailer right below:



 

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