"Lifetime" will make Meghan Markle's fairy-tale-like story of becoming a member of the royal family into a movie. A trailer, recently released, has fans barely able to sit still as they wait for the movie premiere.
The clip runs for just a little over two minutes and has the soon-to-be royal bride, played by Tiffany Marie Smith, having a heated conversation with her estranged father just before the wedding day.
A week before the D-day, Thomas Markle has made a selfish decision to skip the ceremony after his plans with paparazzi to stage photos ahead of the big day got leaked.
In the clip, Meghan’s character calls her father to get the truth when she got to learn he was ill after rumors of his suffering a heart attack broke out. She also went on to confront him about fake photos that show him getting ready to travel to the U.K. for the ceremony when he already has contrary plans!
The rate at which the photos are fast-circulating the media has the young couple, especially Meghan, in a frenzy. A frustrated Harry, portrayed by Charlie Field, joins the conversation and says:
“Talking to the paps, getting paid by the paps is not the answer, Tom. If you’d listened to me, none of this would have happened.”
Before Thomas ends the call, he meanly responds:
“Fine. Maybe it would be better for you guys if I was dead. That way, you can pretend to be sad. ”
The exchange leaves Meghan’s character sobbing and running outside their home as it dawns on her that her father will not be there to walk her down the aisle during the ceremony. In a soothing tone, Harry's character explains that the day is all “about you and me.”
He goes on to explain how he is used to the media frenzy stressing that they "can get through this" to which Meghan's character tearfully responds “right, that’s all that matters.”
Based on information gleaned from one of Meghan’s close friends, "People" reports that the incident portrayed in the movie trailer are quite close to reality.
The upcoming "Lifetime" film titled “Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal,” will extensively relate the messy relationship between the Duchess and her father. The plot mainly revolves around Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's fairy-tale story.
The sneak peek, with its dramatic exchange, especially leaves fans with bated breaths. In reality, Meghan’s relationship with Thomas is ever rarely talked about, and the media regards it as a highly sensitive subject.
Seeing how popular the trailer is fast becoming, the movie is sure to be a good sell. The movie, which will cast Meghan’s relationship with sister-in-law Kate Middleton in a positive light, is set to premiere on Memorial Day, May 27.