Meghan Markle: An American PrincessLatest News and Opinion
Posted Tuesday 5/15/18 at 10:53PM EDT
The Meghan Markle-Prince Harry specials have been terrible
"Avoid all of these shows," Margaret Lyons says after watching seven of them, from TLC's When Harry Met Meghan: A Royal Engagement to Lifetime's Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance to CBS' Meghan Markle: American Princess. "The convergence of history, celebrity and glamour should be a fertile area for one-off TV specials, and there’s plenty of genuine information — about rituals, about rites, about politics, about tiaras, about dads — worth acknowledging or exploring," says Lyons. "Also, come on: Weddings are fun! At times, these shows are giddy and fizzy and dorky, and I learned a few historical tidbits along the way. But the claims to personal intimacy ranged from visibly untrue to quietly sad, and the shows all used many of the same talking heads, the same clips and the same dumb, dubious claims (no, Suits is not a celebrity-making show). A boring tabloid is a sin. Worse, the contrived narrative that the shows collectively push — the idea that Harry and Meghan’s romance is 'a fairy tale' — is jarringly backward."
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Posted Saturday 5/12/18 at 12:41AM EDT
Lifetime's Meghan Markle actress had seen her on Fringe, but had no idea who she was
Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance star Parisa Fitz-Henley was so taken with Markle and Prince Harry's engagement interview that she told her manager to sign her up for an audition should a film ever be made about their romance. "I love the show Fringe and I had seen her on a couple of episodes, but I didn't know who she was or her name," she says. "Unfortunately, in all the advertisements I saw of Suits, it was always the guys that were advertised, so I didn't know that she was on it. It was only after seeing the engagement interview that I started paying closer attention to her… especially after I got that audition!" ALSO: Here's a list of all the upcoming Prince Harry-Meghan Markle specials.
Posted Wednesday 5/02/18 at 10:57PM EDT
Presenting a rundown of all this month's Meghan Markle-Prince Harry TV specials
Smithsonian Channel, PBS, Lifetime, Fox, NBC and HBO all have special programming dedicated to the May 19 wedding.
Posted Thursday 3/22/18 at 1:53PM EDT
Fox schedules a two-hour Meghan Markle documentary special
Meghan Markle: An American Princess will air on May 11, eight days before the Suits star marries Prince Harry.