That Harry and Meghan movie has arrived, and it was predictably panned

14 May 2018, 10:33

With just a few days to go before the Royal Wedding, there's just one thing to tick off the anticipation list: a dodgy movie.

US TV channel Lifetime aired A Royal Romance last night (it airs in the UK tonight), and the 85-minute schmaltz-fest didn't exactly go down too well. But what were you expecting!

The film stars Parisa Fitz-Henley as Meghan and Murray Fraser as Harry, and viewers weren't pleased about its cheesy production, a bizarre CGI lion (that represented Princess Diana), and the general portrayal of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

At the start of the film (sorry, spoilers), a montage showed Princess Diana with Harry, her funeral, and the two sons on a safari with Prince Charles.

Diana in the Lifetime Harry movie

A young Harry walks toward a lion, and saves its life when his father attempts to shoot it.

Others weren't pleased with how William and Kate were portrayed:

Harry and Meghan movie

All in all, the film had more people laughing at it than taking it seriously, as you'd expect. Though, a couple of people really enjoyed it:

Announced back in January 2018, just under two months after the real-life couple announced their engagement, the film follows their relationship from their first date in 2016 to their engagement just over a year later.

The actual Royal Wedding takes place this Saturday (May 19) at St George's Chapel. See you there!