An in-depth look at the hits and misses of Lifetime's Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance
A lot of imagination was used to fill in the gaps about the romance of a very private couple so here we look at ten hits and misses of the movie people are swooning over
In a list of things we have been curious about, the love story between the royal prince and feminist actress from California has undoubtedly sparked our curiosity and just a week before the magnificent royal wedding, a movie documenting the royal romance between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, just released.
Lifetime's 'Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance,' a movie documenting the relationship of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, played by Murray Fraser and Parisa Fitz-Henley respectively, just debuted.
While the movie was endearing and overwhelming and made us feel as though we were watching the Prince of England fall in love with a Californian actress, we were not sure if their romance happened exactly the way it was portrayed. Though the story was exactly what we needed- cheesy, dramatic and perfect, we need to point out a few details for the sake of accuracy.
1. Prince Harry did take Meghan to Botswana early in their relationship. The country was one of his favorite places to escape to and he was 13 years old when he was introduced to this African country, just two months after his mother died. But, Prince Harry did not whisk her away to the landlocked country after their first date, they had been on at least two dates before he flew her to Botswana.
2. The royal couple William and Kate did not actually meet Meghan together. William met her first and Meghan met the rest of the family later on.
3. It wasn't like Meghan was not invited to Pippa Middleton's wedding because of a "no ring no bring" policy. It was Meghan's decision not to go so that she wouldn't upstage the bride. Also, Prince Charles did not first meet Meghan at Pippa's reception.
4. In the movie, we see Harry get upset at "Lady Victoria" who is wearing an "unacceptable" blackamoor broach at the reception. However, the controversial broach was actually worn by Princess Michael of Kent when she went to the Queen's Christmas lunch, which Meghan also attended.
5. The movie sheds light on the famous statement released from the palace confirming Prince Harry's relationship with Meghan in November 2016. Harry would not have released it without talking to Meghan first and the argument and breakup that followed would also not have happened. Prince Harry also would never have released the statement himself on Twitter, as he threatened to do.
6. According to the movie, Harry proposed to Meghan casually in Botswana, while they made roast chicken after having met the queen. However, the proposal story they told during their engagement interview was exactly like the second proposal in the movie. It was just a "cozy night" in York Cottage while roasting chicken, and Meghan asked "Can I say yes yet?" before Harry could actually finish proposing.
7. When Meghan did meet the Queen, we doubt if the Queen cracked jokes and showed off a portrait of the biracial Queen Charlotte, but it is true, the famous corgis did seem to love Meghan immediately.
8. The inside joke of a couple about how London Bridge is falling down is actually inappropriate, since "London Bridge is down" is actually the phrase that will mean the Queen has died.
9. Harry and Meghan do have matching beaded bracelets in real life, and before the relationship was confirmed, people spotted those matching bracelets and news of their relationship came around Halloween 2016, right after Harry attended a Halloween party with Meghan.
I’m pretty sure 90% of things that happened in the Lifetime movie “Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance” did not happen in real life... because I’m pretty sure Meghan did not run to the airport and say “Stop that plane! Harry is my boyfriend!” 😂— K A Y L E Y (@KayleyHamilton) May 15, 2018
10. Here's a little fact: In the movie, Meghan was eating bananas and reading a book about Netflix's The Crown. Meghan's Instagram is now long deleted, many of her archived photos seem like references to her relationship with Harry, including a pair of cuddling bananas and the book about The Crown was written by historian Robert Lacey, whose daughter Scarlett Lacey co-wrote this movie.