Lifetime announced plans to make a budget movie about Prince Harry & Meghan

Prince Harry Meghan Markle visit Reprezent Radio studio

I love to look at jewelry, I love to talk about jewelry, I love to write about jewelry, but in my real life, I don’t wear a lot of jewelry. I haven’t worn earrings in years, I have zero brooches, I only have a few bracelets and… I do love rings. I have a lot of rings, some high-quality, some of the very inexpensive and simple. What I like about Meghan Markle is that, for the most part, she seems to prefer smaller jewelry for her daily wear – she keeps it simple with small earrings, her engagement ring (which is nice size for her slender fingers) and lately, a very simple pave-diamond “stacker” ring on her left hand. Well, People Magazine has the ID on her pave diamond ring – it’s from Zofia Day, it’s yellow gold and it retails for $715. The designer, Lisette Polny, is “honored” that Meghan has been wearing a few of her pieces in the past year, and it’s cool that Meghan is supporting a small, female-owned business. You can see a close-up of the ring here – it looks uncomfortable to me? That straight-bar design would drive me crazy.

Meanwhile, much like Prince William and then-Kate Middleton, Harry and Meghan are going to have to sit through a terrible Lifetime movie about their romance.

Lifetime, home of TV movies including The Murder of Princess Diana and the upcoming Catherine Zeta-Jones vehicle Cocaine Godmother: The Griselda Blanco Story, is turning its lens on the upcoming royal wedding.

The female-skewing cable network announced over the weekend that it is readying Harry & Meghan: The Royal Love Story, a TV movie about the romance between Prince Harry and Suits star Meghan Markle. The movie will be exec produced by Meredith Finn and Michele Weiss (Lifetime’s Flowers in the Attic and Petals on the Wind) and directed by Menhaj Huda (The Royals, Coronation Street). Lifetime has yet to cast either of the royal couple.

Here’s Lifetime’s description of Harry & Meghan: The Royal Love Story (working title): “Harry & Meghan chronicles the courtship and love story between a beloved prince and his new fiancée. The film will examine the history of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle from the moment they met after being set up by friends, through their initial courtship when they were able to keep their romance under wraps, and ultimately the intense global media attention surrounding their relationship and Meghan’s life as a divorced American actress.”

[From THR]

I remember that Will & Kate’s Lifetime movie came out before the wedding, so Lifetime was able to do a pretty quick turnaround on their budget production. But surely there’s not enough time to write a script, scout locations, cast the film, shoot it, edit it, mix the sound and add a soundtrack all before Harry and Meg’s May wedding? What am I saying? Lifetime should be able to bang this out in a week. I could easily write the script for this in one afternoon, Lifetime. Call me!

Oh, but who will Lifetime cast as Meg and Harry? I say… Rupert Grint and… Stacey Dash. So messy.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry during a visit to youth-orientated radio station, Reprezent FM, in Brixton, south London to learn about its work supporting young people

Photos courtesy of PCN and WENN.

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  1. Seraphina says:

    To be expected. Moving on, is like to see the Queen in more interviews. Yesterday clip with her and the crown really made me smile.

  2. Alright says:

    And it’s going to be gloriously horrible 😂😂😂😂

  3. Lila says:

    Leave it up to Lifetime. Their whole relationship was kept private, how do they have content to make a movie?

    • Imqrious2 says:

      They don’t. It will be concocted phone calls:

      H: My darling, I must see you soon, or I shall go mad!
      M: Oh, Harry, my love! My only *true* love! We must wait! And choose
      our time carefully! The palace and courtiers will go mad, Mad!!
      H: I don’t care! I am a prince of the realm!
      M: (cradling phone next to her cheek, caressing it) Yes, you are…. you
      Are MY prince. I love you so, my ginger prince!
      H: And I you, dearest Meg!

      Oh barf! Lolol. (And for the record, I DO like them!! Just don’t see how a LIFETIME movie, or any one for that matter, can hold any dignity or truth).

    • Nicole says:

      Agreed. Will and kate had years and years of being in the spotlight and talked about their relationship. These two were pretty short and under wraps the entire time.
      But it will be hilariously bad and I will enjoy roasting it

    • notasugarhere says:

      I’d expect lots of scenes of hill walking around random countryside with blurry white country house in the background, plus at least one visit of the Harry character to a tv set. And just to please Sixer, there will be the proposal scene complete with roasted chicken.

    • Princessk says:

      As usual it will be terrible, as no decent actors will want to touch it. I was always hopeful that one day a decent actress would take on the role of Princess Diana, I had always hoped that the late Natasha Richardson would play the role, she would have been great.

    • Princessk says:

      There is plenty of content. I could write the script myself. Meghan during the interview provided plenty of fodder.

      The proposal over the roast chicken will be the star scene, added to meetings at Soho House, sleeping under the stars in Botswana, dashing on and off the set of Suits, going public at Invictus, the corgis sleeping at Meghan’s feet, private picnics in Windsor park, going out to the theatre in London. So much material! The problem is that the budget will be cheap and so will the acting and it will be terrible.

      Hopefully if the Crown goes on and on they will pick it up much later and get proper actors.

  4. Shannon says:

    OMG I hate myself for saying this, but Stacy Dash really does look quite a bit like Meghan. But no, NOOOOO LOL

  5. Renee2 says:

    Maybe she could play herself, lol. Or perhaps Jennifer Connelly could.

  6. Sixer says:


    Mind you, I say that having never watched a Lifetime movie in my life. Are they as bad as I imagine?

  7. Me says:

    Too bad its not Hallmark! :-) i love megan’s Hallmark movie she made

  8. Caity says:

    The will and Kate one was delicious trash. You bet i’m watching this one

  9. Liberty says:

    Nooooo. From what I’ve seen, this calls for nothing less than a Hallmark Channel movie!! They do all the sweet-kind-commoner-meets-a-prince-and changes-his-life movies. I was in Seattle about a year ago and a friend had a big silly fun “Hallmark pajama bridal shower party” with a day of their TV movies. Hallmark for the win!

    & You know Lifetime will just hire Lyndsey Lohan and David Hasselhoff, and film it in Chicago by Buckingham Fountain lol.

  10. Caly says:

    You are really messy for suggesting Stacy dash 😂

    Why Catherine Zeta-Jones playing Griselda blanco? They couldn’t find a Latina to play the role? Hollywood is so damn incorrigible.

  11. Anna says:

    Quick question, has there ever been a lifetime movie for Will and Kate?

  12. AbbyRose says:

    Meghan should totally play herself! Lifetime movies are about her level of acting talent anyway.

  13. Alexandria says:

    Meh movie idea sounds as trashy as Will and Kate’s but since I’m here, I’m gonna throw in Paula Patton and Domhnall Gleeson / Devon Murray with dyed hair.

  14. Lifetime plans to make a budget movie could have been shortened to Lifetime plans to make a movie.

  15. Tamy Tammy says:

    This is going to be an epic trash mess fest! And I’m here for it! I’ve got my popcorn ready. Bring it on!

    I think Carson Wentz should play Harry since he is basically Prince Harry but I think he has games so….maybe Oliver Jackson cohen from Emerald City and Dracula. Just gotta dye his hair and for Meghan, well definitely not Stacy Dash but maybe Brooklyn Sudano or Candice Patton or even Natalie Emmanuel.

  16. Petty Riperton says:

    Lifetime needs to call Paula Patton she would be perfect as Meghan

  17. seesittellsit says:

    What took them so long? Well, they made cheesy TV movies out of Charles and Diana, then there was the one about Mary and Frederik of Denmark (“The Prince and Me”), so it was a foregone conclusion that Harry and Meghan would get one. It goes with the territory.

  18. Starryfish says:

    This will be a mess and I love it. I cannot wait to live tweet this.😂

  19. Ally says:

    As if anything could be better than The Windsors. Omg, bless Netflix for adding it to their lineup.

  20. ms says:

    Ron Weasley would be too distracting.

    I would secretly love Lacey Chabert (Gretchen Weiners) for the role of Meghan!

  21. Avery says:

    Bianca Lawson (Darla) on Queen Sugar would make a great Megan!