Lifetime’s Meghan Markle Sequel to Cover Dramatic Family Feuds

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry (Credit: Shutterstock)

Lifetime’s Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal will address the drama surrounding Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s May 2018 wedding, screenwriter Scarlett Lacey revealed Tuesday.

The upcoming TV movie is a sequel to Harry and Meghan: A Royal Romance, and will cover everything from Markle’s supposed feud with her sister-in-law, Kate Middleton, to her fractured relationship with her father, Thomas Markle.

“This film deals with the drama of planning a wedding: the moment you’d much rather elope, the moment your family might mess it all up – and they nearly do,” Lacey told Vanity Fair. “The film definitely addresses a lot of the family drama.”

The writer said she drew inspiration from sources connected to the couple, stating: “Some of the people I talk to are close to the royals. Others are Hollywood friends of Meghan, and others are journalists and experts in the royal field.”

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 Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal (Credit: Lifetime)
Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal (Credit: Lifetime)

On Tuesday, Lifetime released the first photos from Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal to drum up buzz about the film.

One snap shows Tiffany Smith (Supernatural), the actress who will play the Duchess of Sussex, wearing a wedding tiara.

Another photo depicts Smith and Genius actor Charlie Field, who plays Prince Harry, in an embrace.

 Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal (Credit: Lifetime)
Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal (Credit: Lifetime)

Field and Smith signed on to the project in February and replaced the film’s original Harry and Meghan, actors Murray Fraser and Parisa Fitz-Henley. The choice spurred mixed reactions, and it’s not clear why the network decided to go in a different direction.

Lifetime’s Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal will premiere on May 27 at 8 p.m. ET.