Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's love story is heading to television.
Lifetime is prepping a TV movie chronicling the couple's romance and engagement to premiere later this year, the network's head of programming, Liz Gateley, announced at the winter Television Critics Association press tour. The project was briefly mentioned on Sunday with minimal details.
ET has confirmed that the upcoming movie will be titled Harry & Meghan: The Royal Love Story. It is being described as the romantic tale of a beloved prince and his fiancée. The couple publicly announced their engagement in November.
The film will examine the history of Prince Harry and 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 Markle’s life as a divorced American actress.
Menhaj Huda (E!'s The Royals) is set to direct, with Merideth Finn and Michele Weiss executive producing.
No official date has been set for the movie, though it would make sense for it to premiere before Prince Harry and Markle's royal wedding on May 19 at St. George's Chapel in England's Windsor Castle.
In 2011, Lifetime debuted a TV movie, William & Kate: The Movie, starring Nico Evers-Swindell and Camilla Luddington, about Prince William and Kate Middleton's romance. It aired less than two weeks before their April 29 wedding at Westminster Abbey. Hallmark Channel also aired their own version, William & Catherine: A Royal Romance, which premiered in August 2011.
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