A New Harry & Meghan Movie Is in the Works! Lifetime Announces Sequel, Becoming Royal
The movie, currently titled Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal, will star new actors playing the royal couple
On Sunday, Lifetime announced that a sequel to last year’s Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance is in the works. The film, which will center around the royal couple’s life together as a recently married couple, will be titled Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal.
According to a press release, the movie will examine the newlyweds’ love story, “pulling back the curtain to reveal the untold joys and challenges of life inside the royal family during their pivotal first years of marriage.”
Production will begin later this month in Vancouver.
During the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour in L.A. on Sunday, A+E president of programming Rob Sharenow told reporters that Murray Fraser and Parisa Fitz-Henley, who portrayed the royal couple in Lifetime’s original film last year, won’t be reprising their roles for the sequel.
“Unfortunately our original royal couple, Murray [Fraser] and Parisa [Fitz-Henley] are not available. So more news to come on who will take their crowns,” Sharenow said, according to The Wrap.
An exact premiere date has yet to be announced, but the movie is set to air later this year.
Lifetime’s first film about the couple, which aired shortly before Meghan and Harry’s royal wedding, began with the couple’s first date, which was set up by a mutual friend, and continued through their engagement.
However, while the film did highlight a number of true milestone moments from their relationship, it also contained a handful of plot points that never actually happened.
Of course, Lifetime’s new movie will have plenty of material to work with! Since tying the knot, the royal couple has had quite the year — from Meghan’s first outings as a member of the royal family (including a solo appearance with Queen Elizabeth) to Harry and Meghan’s first royal tour together, where the couple announced they’re expecting their first child.
Meghan has since shared that her due date is in April.
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Recalling a visit to Kensington Palace’s Nottingham Cottage, a friend from L.A. shared, “We had a couple of days together recently. Her husband was out of town on work. In the room she made up for me, there was a candle lit by the bed, slippers and a robe. We were the only two in the house. It was our time. She made the most lovely meals. She made tea every day. It was raining and muddy outside, so the dogs got all dirty, and she’s wiping them off with towels. How much she loves her animals, how much she loves her friends, how much she loves feeding you, taking care of you — none of that has changed.”