The trailer for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's new Lifetime film is here—and it plots out their shocking departure

What really happened behind closed doors?

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
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The moment Prince Harry and Meghan Markle planned their exit from the royal family has been re-created in a new controversial Lifetime movie. 

Ever since the Duke and Duchess of Sussex revealed they were stepping back as senior royals in a bid to live a private life in their $14million Santa Barbara mansion, we've watched the drama unfold with fascination.

From their bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, to Prince Harry openly complaining about his royal childhood on a podcast, the couple continues to send shockwaves through the royal family with their latest moves. 

And now fans can see the entire situation dramatized in a new Lifetime movie, Harry & Meghan: Escaping The Palace—directed by Menhaj Huda.

A first look trailer has been released ahead of the film's release in Fall 2021 and features Sydney Morton as Meghan Markle and Jordan Dean as Prince Harry. 

In the trailer, royal fans see Harry—played by Jordan Dean—say, "I see you literally being hounded to death and I’m helpless to stop it."

To which Meghan replies, "I am the person who is strong and gets things right. I can’t lose you."

According to the movie description, Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace "reveals what really happened inside the palace that drove Harry and Meghan to leave everything behind in order to make a future for themselves and their son Archie."

The movie will detail Meghan’s growing isolation and sadness, their disappointment that 'The Firm' was not defending them against the press’ attacks and Harry’s fear that history would repeat itself and he would not be able to protect his wife and son from the same forces that caused his mother’s untimely death.

We can't wait to watch!

Georgia Farquharson
Georgia Farquharson

Georgia studied Print Journalism at university in Nottingham, England before going on to work on several leading celebrity magazines, as well as freelance writing for international magazine Grazia Middle East. An enthusiastic, hard-working and ambitious writer, Georgia recently launched her own communications consultancy, farq media. As Director and Founder, Georgia helps businesses with their Public Relations strategy, as well as influencer and celebrity marketing. She also represents several influencers of her own. She lives with this motto in mind; "if your dreams don't scare you, they aren't big enough."