Lifetime’s latest TV movie, Harry & Meghan, is causing outrage in the UK and online with its macabre depiction of an imagined car crash involving the Duchess of Sussex. Despite what the title sounds like, Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace is not a ride at Disneyland, but is actually the third made-for-TV movie the network has produced about the prodigal royals. This one focusing on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s decision in January 2020 to step away from their roles as senior members of the royal family, which rocked the Windsors.
But while we assume the previous films were just the kind of forgettable, ripped-from-the-tabloids melodramas you’d expect from Lifetime, Escaping the Palace is apparently a lot more salacious. Like, a lot more. According to the ever restrained and tasteful Daily Mail, the film opens with a dream sequence in which Markle (Sydney Morton) is pinned beneath an overturned car, calling out to Harry (Jordan Dean) as she dies. The nightmare scenario is clearly meant to echo the death of Harry’s mother Princess Diana.
In addition to all the sensational royal intrigue, Escaping the Palace will apparently also recreate Harry and Meghan’s bombshell Oprah interview. So, spoiler alert, everyone has survived the great palace escape.