Lifetime’s ‘Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance’ Finds Its Prince William, Kate Middleton

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The royal wedding isn't until May, but that didn't stop Lifetime from crowning its royal couple. The station has found its William and Kate.

A Royal Event

Lifetime's upcoming feature Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance filled a couple more of its starring roles as of Thursday.

Australian actor and H2O: Just Add Water star Burgess Abernethy will portray Prince William, while Menendez: Blood Brothers actress Laura Mitchell will take on the role of Kate Middleton.

As for their kids, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, young actors Preston Karwat and Briella Weintraub have nabbed the two roles, respectively.

The four actors join the already-announced ranks of Parisa Fritz-Henley as Meghan Markle, Murray Fraser as Prince Harry, Bonnie Soper as the one and only Princess Diana, and Maggie Sullivan as Queen Elizabeth II.

Production is currently underway in Vancouver, B.C., with a spring release date in mind. The long-discussed movie charts Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's storybook romance from their first meeting up until their fall engagement, and the surrounding media attention around the announcement of same. It will also showcase how they kept their relationship secret.

The film reportedly kicks off on Harry and Meghan's first date, which was set up by mutual friends and has been the subject of much speculation over the ensuing months and years.

Abernethy and Mitchell showed up unexpectedly on one of Fritz-Henley's Instagram Stories last week. The actress, portraying Markle, was giving followers a glimpse into her first days on set.

Keeping It Under Wraps

William and Kate have already been the subject of two tv movies, one on Lifetime, one Hallmark, with both released around the time of their wedding.

The focus of the films was their relationship, which began while they were both studying at the University of St. Andrew's in Scotland.

Harry and Meghan are due to get married on May 19 in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Chapel. The venue holds just 800 people, in comparison to Westminster Abbey, where Prince William married Kate Middleton back in 2011, which has a capacity of 2,000 people.

The guest-list is being kept mostly under wraps, but rumored to attend are Barack and Michelle Obama, Elton John, David and Victoria Beckham. Even President Trump is reportedly angling for an invite.

Sarah, Duchess of York, aka Fergie, is a confirmed invitee reportedly at Harry's insistence, a move which breaks with royal tradition. Ed Sheeran is a candidate to be the wedding singer.

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