Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's split from royal family to be turned into film

Lifetime will make its third film based on the couple

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, cheer during the annual Endeavour Fund Awards at Mansion House in London, Britain March 5, 2020. Paul Edwards/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's split from the royal family is set to be made into a movie.

The Lifetime film, to be titled Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace, follow the events that led the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to step back from their roles as senior royals, and the fallout that ensued.

The film will air later this year, The Hollywood Reporter states.

This will be the third Lifetime film dedicated to the couple. In 2018, the studio released Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance and followed with Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal in 2019.

Much of the events of Escaping the Palace will be based on the contents of the couple's bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, which aired earlier in March, in which they discussed how the royal family shared concerns over the skin colour of their son.

Casting is currently under way for the new film. In the previous Lifetime titles, Harry and Meghan were portrayed by Murray Fraser and Parisa Fitz-Henley in A Royal Romance, and Charlie Field and Tiffany Smith in Becoming Royal.

The director for the first two films, Menhaj Huda, will return for a third instalment.

The news comes as it is revealed Prince Harry is to become chief impact officer of the coaching and mental health firm BetterUp Inc.

His new role is expected to focus on product strategy decisions and charitable contributions, as well as advocating publicly on topics related to mental health, according to The Wall Street Journal.

“I intend to help create impact in people’s lives,” Harry told the US newspaper. “Proactive coaching provides endless possibilities for personal development, increased awareness, and an all-round better life.”

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