We Finally Know Who Will Play Prince Harry & Meghan Markle in Lifetime’s ‘Escaping the Palace’

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Lifetime is relying on an all-new duo to bring Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to life in its upcoming movie, Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace.

The network just released the first casting details for the highly anticipated follow-up film, which will star Jordan Dean (The Punisher) and Sydney Morton (She’s Gotta Have It) as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, respectively.

Other cast members include Jordan Whalen (Prince William), Laura Mitchell (Kate Middleton), Steve Coulter (Prince Charles), Maggie Sullivun (Queen Elizabeth II), Melanie Nicholls-King (Doria Ragland), Bonnie Soper (Princess Diana), Deborah Ramsay (Camilla) and James Dreyfus (palace insider Leonard).

Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace is being directed by Menhaj Huda (Comedown), while Scarlett Lacey (Magnum, P.I.) is writing the script. Merideth Finn (My Sister’s Keeper) and Michele Weiss (The Time Traveler’s Wife) are serving as executive producers.

According to the official description, “Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace will examine the dynamics between Will (Whalen) and Harry, Kate (Mitchell) and Meghan, and Harry with Will and Charles (Coulter), that lead to the ultimate break from the royal ties.”

Escaping the Palace is the third movie in Lifetime’s Harry & Meghan franchise. (In 2018, the network released A Royal Romance followed by Becoming Royal.) Each film featured a different cast: Parisa Fitz-Henry and Murray Fraser starred in the original, while Tiffany Smith and Charlie Field took over for the sequel.

Still, one question remains: Did Dean and Morton watch Prince Harry and Markle’s tell-all conversation with Oprah Winfrey? Let’s hope so.

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