Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Royal Exit Recreated in Lifetime Movie Trailer

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview is recreated by actors in an upcoming Lifetime movie.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex told a global audience of millions how an unnamed royal expressed concern about how dark their unborn baby's skin might be.

Now the extraordinary allegations and the story of their exit from royal life is being recreated by Lifetime in Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace.

The trailer sees actor Jordan Dean (Prince Harry) tell Sydney Morton (Meghan): "I see you literally being hounded to death, and I'm powerless to stop it."

In another segment, Morton, playing the duchess, says: "I am the person who is strong and gets things right."

As the audio plays, images of her crying and embracing her co-star appear in the background.

There are also clips of them with baby Archie as the film attempts to recreate the wider circumstances around the royal departure.

At the end, both say: "I can't lose you."

According to People, the movie is due for release in the fall.

The tag line is "not all fairytales have the perfect ending" and the commercial optimistically describes it as the "movie event of the year."

This will be the third Lifetime film about the couple, after Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance was released days before their royal wedding in May, 2018.

The following year saw the release of Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal, which described the rollercoaster events leading up their wedding, including Meghan's father staging paparazzi pictures for money.

However, the latest instalment gives the film makers the opportunity to tackle the royal family's biggest internal crisis since the 1990s.

The trailer shows the actors dressed in recreations of the same clothes that real life Harry and Meghan wore to the Oprah interview.

Other publicity material depicts the Meghan character in the green dress the real duchess wore to her final royal job, the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey, in March 2020.

Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace
Jordan Dean and Sydney Morton as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in a publicity still from Lifetime movie 'Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace'. A trailer for the movie features Dean as Harry declaring that Meghan has been hounded.

During the actual Oprah interview, the real Meghan said: "In those months when I was pregnant, all around this same time, so we have in tandem the conversation of he won't be given security, he's not going to be given a title, and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he's born."

Prince Harry also accused his family of cutting him off financially and his father of not taking his calls while he was trying to negotiate his royal exit during the tell-all.

Last week a new biography of Prince Harry's rift with Prince William began serialization in British newspaper The Times.

Author Robert Lacey described how bullying allegations against Meghan set the backdrop to the collapse of the brother's relationship.

The historian wrote: "William, for his part, felt just as strongly about Meghan and the need for her subversive 'agenda' to be removed from the operations of the British monarchy, which she did not appear to understand or respect.

"He certainly wanted Meghan removed, for a start, from the hitherto harmonious joint household that he and his brother had operated together for the best part of a decade. William simply did not want her or Harry around any more."

And he quotes a friend stating: "William threw Harry out."

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