What better way to wait out the royal wedding than with a fictionalized version of the romance itself? In a newly released trailer for Lifetime’s Harry and Meghan: A Royal Romance, which dropped Thursday, newcomer Murray Fraser and Jessica Jones’ Parisa Fitz-Henley look picture perfect as their royal counterparts.
The same actors who played Prince William and Kate Middleton in the 2011 Lifetime movie William & Kate, Burgess Abernethy and Laura Mitchell, also make appearances in the flick, which chronicles the whirlwind relationship between Harry and Markle, from beginning to, presumably, their walk down the aisle.
“What am I supposed to do? Never have fun?” Fraser’s Harry asks at the beginning of the trailer. The actor’s accent and stubble are dead ringers for the real prince.
“Peter Pan can’t stay in Neverland forever … marriage isn’t so bad,” Mitchell-as-Middleton tells her brother-in-law amid footage of “Harry” from his bad boy partying days. Later in the trailer, she also asks Fraser-as-Harry whether or not he’s thought through the implications of his relationship with Markle.
“She’s American, she’s divorced … are you ready for this?” she asks him as scenes of paparazzi stalking Markle play out. The trailer also features scenes recreating Harry and Markle’s first date (a blind date at London’s exclusive SoHo House club) as well as snippets of their trips to Botswana (where the pair fell in love).
“I don’t need my life to be this perfect royal picture. I just need you,” Fraser’s Harry says to Fitz-Henley’s Markle at another point.
The Lifetime flick is set to air on May 13th, just days before the real-life Prince Harry and Meghan Markle get married at Windsor Castle on May 19th.