The internet has been sent into mayhem after the news that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s exit from the royal family is set to become a Lifetime TV movie…
It will become the third movie in the franchise.
Titled Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace, it will focus on the couples departure from the palace.
While touching on many of the topics mentioned in the couples shocking tell-all Oprah interview.
Keep scrolling for all the details on the upcoming movie, including when we can expect to watch.
Now, a lot has changed for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle over the past couple of years.
And of course, it’s been well documented…
After formally stepping down from their positions within the royal family.
The pair moved across the Atlantic to start a new life in the US.
But despite their move, Meghan and Harry are still followed by their old lives…
Recently, they decided to speak out about their terrible experiences with the royal family and British press in the last few years…To none other than Oprah Winfrey.
It’s the interview that everyone has been talking about.
Their 2-hour-long interview aired on CBS on Sunday, March 7th and viewers watched on in shock as some mind-blowing allegations were made against the monarchy.
It was claimed that senior members of the family had refused to get Meghan professional help when she was experiencing suicidal thoughts during her pregnancy with Archie.
Meghan also addressed that incident with her sister-in-law, the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton.
Headlines were made in 2018 when Meghan allegedly “made Kate cry” in a row about bridesmaids’ dresses in the days before her and Harry’s wedding – well, in her chat with Oprah, Meghan claimed that Kate was the one to make her cry.
Though she did stress that Kate had apologized and that she had “forgiven her.”
She also addressed the ongoing issues of racism within the monarchy.
Meghan claimed an unnamed senior member of the Royal family raised “concerns” about how dark Archie’s skin would be before his birth.
“In those months when I was pregnant, all around this same time, so we have in tandem the conversation of, ‘you won’t be given security, not gonna be given a title’ and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born.”
Harry then explained that he “had to get out,” though when he did he was “cut off financially” when he and Meghan needed help the most…
He also added that they’ve since been relying on his inheritance from Princess Diana.
“I was totally cut off financially. My family cut me off – if I didn’t have what my mom left me, we wouldn’t have been able to do this.”
“All I wanted to do was keep my family safe.”
Meghan then insisted that they never had any plans at first to quit the U.K – she said the intention was to “do this forever” and that she told the royal family to “use me as much as you like.”
Later in the interview, Oprah asked how the prince thinks the late Princess Diana would have felt about the rifts that drove them to step back from the royal family.
“I think she would feel very angry with how this has panned out, and very sad,” Harry said, “But ultimately, all she’d ever want is for us to be happy.”
Quite predictably, opinion was well and truly divided over the interview…
With many feeling sympathetic for Harry and Meghan over what they’ve allegedly endured in the last few years.
But on the other hand…
People have been slamming the pair for agreeing to take part in Oprah’s interview and have even been brandishing them as “liars”… including Piers Morgan, of course.
It’s undoubtedly caused a lot of drama…
And the couple have been the talk of the entire world in the last month since the interview aired.
And it seems that’s not set to stop anytime soon…
As Harry and Meghan’s exit from the royal family is being turned into a movie. And it’s safe to say, it’s received mixed opinions…
The movie will be the third in the Lifetime franchise.
The first movie, Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance, was released back in 2018 and followed the love story of the newlyweds.
The second, Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal, released in 2019, followed their first year of marriage and revealed the untold joys and challenges of life inside the royal family.
And now, the third movie has the green light.
The network revealed the news on Wednesday.
As per The Metro, the full synopsis read: “Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace reveals 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 caused his mother’s untimely death,” it continues.
“Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace will also reveal the private family feuds between Will and Harry, Kate and Meghan, and Harry with Will and Charles, that lead to the ultimate break from the royal ties.”
Casting for the film is currently underway.
And filming is hoped to begin this spring.
It is expected to premiere in fall 2021.
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