Since the romance between Harry e Meghan it was announced that the couple has been the focus of great curiosity.
In 2016, the story of the American who stole the heart of an English prince inspired people around the world. The engagement followed in 2017, and the wedding in 2018, which led to Meghan joining the royal family. But the fairy tale quickly fell apart. Controversies, controversies, the couple’s departure from the United Kingdom to the United States of America and the interview given to Oprah Winfrey have divided opinions and even made the popularity of the two fall in the United Kingdom.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex make a lot of media coverage around the world, but they also inspire other, more creative productions. In the US, where Harry and Meghan currently live, this whole story has given rise to a franchise on Lifetime, an American pay-TV channel, which already has three films. The last one released on September 6, 2021.
The first of these films appeared in 2018. “Harry & Meghan – A Royal Romance” depicts the beginning of the house’s relationship. The way they met, the first meeting and the reaction of the royal family are the main themes.
Parisa Fitz-Henley e Murray Fraser were the actors chosen to represent the Dukes in this film which has a rating of 5.5 on IMDB (the maximum score is 10). See the trailer below.
“Harry & Meghan – Becoming Royal” it was the second film, released in 2019. The couple’s love story continues, this time focusing on their first year of marriage and Meghan’s adaptations to her new life among royalty.
The actors who star in this film are Tiffany Marie Smith e Charlie Field. The rating on IMDB is 4.4. The trailer can be seen below.
The last release of this franchise took place on September 6, 2021. “Harry e Meghan – Escaping the Palace” it is based on the couple’s decision to leave the UK, the move to the US and the impact it had. The interview with Oprah Winfrey is one of the moments portrayed.
Sydney Morton e Jordan Dean are the main actors of this film, which has a rating of 2.9 on IMDB. The trailer is below.
Although the three films have generated great curiosity among North American viewers, and have achieved high ratings for the channel on which they were broadcast, they are not free from heavy criticism.
The three stories are inspired by general moments, with much of the narrative being romanticized and fictionalized. As such, many critics point out that what is presented is not the truth and that this may not be being considered by viewers.
On the internet, there are those who accuse the films of misrepresenting the truth. Harry and Meghan’s characters are considered shallow or real. The script was considered weak. There were those who did not like, for example, to see the figures of William Where Kate to emerge almost as villains of the narrative. In the last film, the biggest criticism goes to the opening scene, in which, in a dream of Harry, he sees Meghan involved in a car accident that resembles the one that took the life of Princess Diana in 1997.
Despite the more negative voices, the franchise’s producers are not ruling out the possibility of making a fourth film. “Now we are not planning anything, we do not know if there will be more history”, said the producer Michele Weiss in an interview with “Town & Country” magazine. “We felt it was complete with the trilogy. We wanted to make this third film. We knew what the story would be and we were satisfied. Do you think there will be material for one more? Most likely. We’re not sure people and the channel will want it, but we’ll be on the lookout.”