Lifetime Unveils Premiere Date and Trailer for ‘Harry and Meghan: Escaping the Palace’

Harry & Meghan Escaping the Palace trailer released. (Credit: Lifetime)

Lifetime has set a premiere date for its new movie Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s exit from royal life.

The network announced in a press release Thursday the film will debut on Labor Day. Along with details on the premiere date, Lifetime released the first full-length trailer for the made-for-TV movie.

“I will not be bullied into playing a game that killed my mom,” Prince Harry (Jordan Dean) says in the trailer. At another point, Queen Elizabeth II (played by Maggie Sullivun) scolds one of her royal family members by saying “you have fueled uncertainty.”

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“We need to let people hear our truth,” Meghan (played by Sydney Morton) adds in the trailer as she and Harry start planning their escape.

Per Lifetime, the movie “explores what really happened inside the palace that drove Harry (Dean) and Meghan (Morton) 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 may have contributed to his mother’s untimely death.”

In the hours before the movie’s Sept. 6 premiere, Lifetime will broadcast its two previous Harry and Meghan movies — Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance at 3 p.m. ET/PT and Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal at 5:30 p.m. ET/PT.

Executive producers Merideth Finn and Michele Weiss, director Menhaj Huda and writer Scarlett Lacey all return for this third installment of Lifetime’s franchise.

Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace premieres Monday, Sept. 6 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Lifetime. Watch the full trailer below: