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Charlie Field and Tiffany Marie Smith will portray the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in the next chapter of their lives

By Stephanie Petit
February 21, 2019 03:16 PM
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Two actors are about to step into Meghan Markle and Prince Harry‘s royal shoes!

Lifetime has announced the casting for Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal, a sequel to last year’s surprise hit Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance. Charlie Field and Tiffany Marie Smith will portray the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in the next chapter of their lives.

Field is a rising red-headed actor whose credits include the National Geographic series Genius, while Smith has appeared in small roles on Jane the Virgin and Supernatural.

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Tiffany Marie Smith and Charlie Field.

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.”

Filming is set to begin later this month in Vancouver, and the movie will premiere this spring.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
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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.

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Parisa Fitz-Henley and Murray Fraser in Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance
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Parisa Fitz-Henley and Murray Fraser in Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance
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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.