Lifetime's 'Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace' slammed: 'Two hours of life WASTED!'

Twitter is livid with the overdramatization of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's ordeal during their time at Windsor castle

                            Lifetime's 'Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace' slammed: 'Two hours of life WASTED!'
Jordan Dean as Prince Harry and Sydney Morton as Meghan Markle (Lifetime)

The final part of Lifetime's Harry & Meghan saga is finally here and it's... something. Overdramatization of facts is one thing, but to completely fabricate and twist things into a whole other narrative is a crime as grievous as any. Not to discredit the turmoil the Sussexes went through, but even social media is having a hard time accepting that any of what 'Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace' showed is true. So much so that people are complaining that watching the movie was pretty much 'two hours of their life wasted'.

The highly-anticipated film that just debuted on Lifetime this Monday, September 6, had already become controversial days ahead of its premiere because of a shocking car crash scene. The scene showed Meghan Markle (Sydney Morton) under a toppled-over car — resembling the fatal crash of Princess Diana that is still sensitive to many. Highly criticized for the links drawn, the movie reveals it was just a nightmare the film's Prince Harry (Jordan Dean) had. But that wasn't enough to distract people from the ridiculous proportions to which the writers have dramatized the real ordeal of Harry and Meghan.


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Of course, the movie explores other crucial elements of the royal family, such as Prince Andrew's allegations surrounding his link with pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. The film also explores the bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview where Meghan accused royal family members of racism towards her then-unborn son, Archie. And there was a severe confrontation scene between Princes Harry and William, where the latter claims the problem isn't Meghan's race, but the American culture that propels her towards acting more like a celebrity than a royal.

All of this has sent social media into a frenzy of distaste and displeasure with people calling out the damaging undertones of the movie, concerned that many would assume everything in real life went down as portrayed by Lifetime. Taking it to Twitter, one fan complained: "What is really scary is that there are people who are going to take Meghan & Harry Escaping the Palace as fact." Another declared: "That's it! That was two hours of my life wasted, I mean, Harry and Meghan: Escaping the Palace."



Many mocked the film, tweeting: "Harry and Meghan Escaping the Palace is over dramatic AF." Others remarked: "Who wrote the script for Harry and Meghan Escaping the Palace Lifetime movie? Great casting. Terrible writing." Others were wary of the film ever before they had begun watching it. "Alright. I’m ready to watch my first Lifetime movie in forever, and see how terrible Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace is," wrote one user, following it up with: "30 minutes in. Yeah, it’s pretty bad."

Some poured in with criticism over the car wreck scene again, with one tweeting: "Watching this sick car crash dream sequence is so vile . The Harkles have sank to a new low ." But that wasn't the only problem with the film, as others noted: "This movie was... So cheesy and definitely a Lifetime movie. It really puts into perspective how nauseating rich/privileged people are. Like, quit complaining Harry, quit being a pompous asshole William, and Kate and Meghan, quit being holier than thou."






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