Lifetime announces plans to make a movie about Megxit

Megxit the movie! Lifetime announces new film that will chronicle Prince Harry and Meghan’s ‘controversial conscious uncoupling from the crown’ after the birth of their son Archie

  • Tentatively titled Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace, the fictional account will cover the events surrounding their decision to step down as senior royals
  • The TV movie will detail ‘the struggles of the new parents and unique challenges of being part of the royal family’ that led them to give up their royal ties
  • No casting has been announced, nor is there any additional information about the film’s production or release date, likely due to the coronavirus pandemic 
  • The upcoming film will follow Lifetime’s last two movies about the couple: Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance and Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal 
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal exit is getting the Lifetime TV movie treatment as the network announces its third film about the couple’s life together. 

Tentatively titled Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace, the film will chronicle the events surrounding the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s infamous decision to step down as senior working royals. 

The official synopsis revealed the made-for-TV movie will present a fictional account of ‘the couple’s controversial conscious uncoupling from the crown, after the birth of their son Archie,’ according to TVLine. 

Made for TV: Lifetime has announced a new movie about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal exit, tentatively titled Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace

Plot: The fictional account will detail ‘the struggles of the new parents and unique challenges of being part of the royal family’ that led them to step down as senior royals

‘The movie details the struggles of the new parents and unique challenges of being part of the royal family, which ultimately led Harry and Meghan to give up their royal ties to forge a new life on their own terms.’ 

No casting has been announced, nor is there any additional information about the film’s production or release date, likely due to the coronavirus pandemic.   

Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace will follow Lifetime’s last two movies about the couple: Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance and Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal.

The first film was announced in January 2018 — just under two months after Harry, 35, and Meghan, 38, announced their engagement — and aired that May, five days before their royal wedding. 

Parisa Fitz-Henley and Murray Fraser played Meghan and Harry, respectively, in the first biopic, which explored how the couple’s relationship blossomed from their first date in 2016 to their engagement in November 2017. 

The second movie offered a playful, fictional account of the events immediately leading up to Harry and Meghan’s May 2018 wedding and their first few months as husband and wife.  

Actress Tiffany Smith played the Duchess of Sussex, while British star Charlie Field took on the role of the Duke of Sussex in the film, which aired in May 2019. 

While there aren’t many details about the third movie in the installment, there was plenty of real-life drama surrounding Harry and Meghan’s departure from royal life. 

Story: Lifetime’s second movie, Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal (pictured), chronicled the events immediately leading up to their wedding and their first few months as newlyweds 

New faces: Actress Tiffany Smith played the Duchess of Sussex, while British star Charlie Field took on the role of the Duke of Sussex in the film (picture), which aired in May 2019

The couple shocked the world on January 8 when they revealed on Instagram that they were going to step back as senior royals, become financially independent, and split their time between North America and the United Kingdom. 

It was reported at the time that no other member of the royal family was consulted before Harry and Meghan issued their bombshell statement — the day before Kate Middleton’s birthday.  

A few days later, Meghan returned to Canada to reunited with their son Archie and their dogs, who had already been moved.

After months of drama and reports of a rift between Harry and his older brother, Prince William, the couple gathered with the Queen, Charles, Camilla, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey in March for their last official engagement as senior royals.

Weeks later, they relocated from Vancouver Island in Canada to Los Angeles with their son, Archie. The family has been living at Tyler Perry’s Beverly Hills mansion amid the coronavirus pandemic, though they are said to be remotely looking for their own home on the city’s west side. 

New home: Harry and Meghan celebrated their son Archie’s first birthday on May 6 in Los Angeles, where they have been living amid the coronavirus pandemic 


Special: The couple shared a video of Meghan reading Archie the children’s book ‘Duck! Rabbit!’ on his birthday. Prince Harry had filmed the clip the weekend before 

Harry and Meghan celebrated Archie’s first birthday on May 6 with a ‘smash cake’ and Zoom chats with friends and family, a source told People magazine.

Earlier in the day, a video of Meghan reading their son the children’s book ‘Duck! Rabbit!’ was shared on the Save the Children Instagram account.

The sweet clip, which filmed by Prince Harry the weekend before, was met with great excitement from royal fans, who noted how much Archie looked like his father at the same age.

The video was posted as part of the celebrity-backed Save With Stories campaign to help support kids affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

A statement released by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex revealed the mom chose to read Duck! Rabbit! because it is one of ‘Archie’s favorite stories.’

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