Meet America's TV Movie Prince William, Kate Middleton...and Princess Diana?!

The casting for Lifetime's Meghan Markle-Prince Harry film is full of surprises.


Lifetime is moving forward with its TV movie adaptation of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's love story, Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance, which means casting the rest of the royal family. The network released three new photos of its cast in costume as Kate Middleton, Prince William, Prince George and Princess Charlotte; Queen Elizabeth II; and yes, Princess Diana for what will probably be flashback scenes (or visions of Diana appearing before Harry to help assure him that following his heart—and committing to Markle—is the right choice. It's Lifetime; you can imagine how the dream sequence would go.)


KMidd will be played by Singapore-born, Vancouver-native Laura Mitchell and Prince William by Australian actor Burgess Abernethy. Mitchell is a TV movie veteran, starring in Finding Santa—and additionally making appearances on the CW's Arrow and iZombie. Abernethy has made appearances in several Australian TV mini series—and notably had a recurring role as Zane on kids' show H2O: Just Add Water, which aired on Nickelodeon in the U.S. during the '00s. George and Charlotte will be played by child actors Preston Karwat and Briella Weintraub.

New Zealand actress Bonnie Soper has been cast as Princess Diana. She last had a recurring role in New Zealand drama Filthy Rich as Annabelle. Maggie Sullivun will play Queen Elizabeth II.

The gang joins Parisa Fitz-Henley and Murray Fraser, who will play Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, in the TV movie due out this spring, likely around the time of the May 19th real royal weddng. The cast is filming now in Vancouver.

From: Elle
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