'Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance'
(Sasha Rojen, Melanie Nicholls-King, Parisa Fitz-Henley, et al / DVD / NR / 2018 / Lionsgate Films)
Overview: The beautiful tale, 'Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance comes' to DVD on October 16th from Lionsgate.
Relive the historical moment of Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle falling in love in what is seen today as the modern fairytale story.
DVD Verdict: Just so you know, from the start, 'Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance' is just a TV film based on the real life couple Prince Harry and Meghan Markle - who met in 2016 and fell in love.
It is not meant to symbolize every step they made together in real life, nor is it meant to tell you insider secrets. The film starts off with what Harry and Meghan were like as kids allowing us to take a small glimpse behind the curtains, so to speak.
We get to meet Meghan's father, Thomas Markle and Harry's mother, Diana, who tragically died in 1997 in a car crash is lovingly mentioned and adhered to life vs. script, I'm happy to say (as a British guy).
It then cuts to 2016 as Meghan's friend organizes a date for her and the guy turns out to be ... Prince Harry! As the two start to fall in love there are definitely hints of racism and some friends are even (weirdly) trying to break them up early on (due to her ethics and having been married before to Trevor Elgerton, etc.)
Overall though, an interesting "tale", that's for sure and acted well enough by the two lead actors. They both seemed like the real deal after a while, save for maybe Harry (Murray Fraser), who dipped and swerved away from his "Harry" impression too many times.
In closing, it's not 'The Crown' or 'The Queen', but it was fair entertainment for dearth season viewing. If you hated the one about William and Catherine as much as I did, you should give this one a try. It is far, far better. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.