The Sussexes

Movie about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is snapped up by global broadcasters

Their romance is almost that of a fairy tale. Two people from different parts of the world and different walks of life who are brought together through fate and fall in love.

So is it any wonder the broadcasting channels across the globe have jumped at the chance to air the Lifetime TV movie Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance?

The two-hour movie documenting the young couple’s relationship is set to be shown in the UK on Channel 5, France on TF1 and Australia on Seven Network, meaning audiences from across both sides of the world will have the opportunity to peak into the royal courtship.

It is also planned to be shown via the Lifetime channels in Asia and Latin America, with Spain, the Benelux region and New Zealand also all grabbing the chance to be a part of the movie magic.

Delivered to broadcasters on May 11th just ahead of the Royal Wedding, the movie will see actress Parisa Fitz-Henley portray Meghan Markle, and Murray Fraser will take on the role of Prince Harry.

The young Prince’s late mother will also feature in the movie. Diana, Princess of Wales, will be played by actress Bonnie Soper, and of course, this wouldn’t be a royal movie without The Queen who we will see being portrayed by Maggie Sullivan.

Lifetime is known for their TV movies that tell the life of famous faces, and two of their previous works include Oscar Pistorius: Blade Runner Killer and Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland.

Richard Tulk-Hart is the managing director for international content distribution and co-production at A+E Networks who will be selling the series of movies internationally.

As reported in Variety, he said: “As we look to increase the volume of productions made available to our international clients, successes like this help guide our creative for the future to fill the needs of our broadcast partners.”

And Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance will not be your only chance to glimpse the royal relationship, a UK produced Fox special Meghan Markle: An American Princess and an ITV one-off Invitation to the Royal Wedding are also set to hit our screens.

For now though, May 11th is the date that Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance is set to it make it to broadcasters so if you want a sneak peek at the fairy tale courtship, make sure you tune in!