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Harry And Meghan: Escaping The Palace - Royal Movie Depicting Meghan Markle’s Death Dubbed 'Tasteless'

Harry And Meghan: Escaping The Palace - Royal Movie Depicting Meghan Markle’s Death Dubbed 'Tasteless'

The Lifetime movie has drawn criticism for depicting a scene where Meghan Markle appears to have been in a car crash, like Princess Diana.

A royal movie has been criticised for depicting Meghan Markle dying on the floor following a car crash, in scenes meant to replicate the passing of Princess Diana.

Lifetime's Harry and Meghan: Escaping The Palace has come under fire for opening with a dream sequence where Meghan appears to be involved in the crash.

You can see it below:

The film, which airs across the pond this coming weekend, shows the Duchess suffering the same fate as her mother-in-law.

Spoiler imagery shows actress Sydney Morton - who is depicting Meghan - lying in a car crash wreckage, surrounded by paparazzi.

Prince Harry - played by Jordan Dean - can then be seen rushing to her, before the couple awake, and it emerges that it was a nightmare.

But viewers have branded the depiction "tasteless" and crass, criticising Lifetime for their decision to create such a scene, knowing how triggering it could be for and anybody who knew or loved the Princess of Wales, or indeed the Duchess of Sussex.

 "This is in bad taste. I don't believe they can make a series like this!" someone wrote after seeing the imagery.

The Duchess of Sussex can be seen dead on the floor in the clip (

While a second concurred: "This IS bang out of order WTF????"

"Tasteless and abhorrent," said another.

Lorraine Kelly also had her say on the film on her ITV show, Lorraine today, branding it "hideous" following the new shots.

"As if their life’s not insane enough, they’ve got that! What a blinking shame," she exclaimed.

Here, here.

The film is the third in a franchise about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

The first movie Harry & Meghan: A Modern Romance, was released in 2018, and chronicled the couple's romance, while 2019's Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal, aired almost a year ago.

The crash was meant to be symbolic of a Diana's fate (

Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace is set to portray the events that led to Harry and Meghan's departure from the UK monarchy.

A spokesperson said: "Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace reveals what really happened inside the palace that drove Harry and Meghan to leave everything behind in order to make a future for themselves and their son Archie.

"The movie will detail Meghan's growing isolation and sadness, their disappointment that 'The Firm' was not defending them against the press's attacks and Harry's fear that history would repeat itself and he would not be able to protect his wife and son from the same forces that caused his mother's untimely death."

They continued: '"[The movie] will also reveal the private family feuds between Will and Harry, Kate and Meghan, and Harry with Will and Charles, that lead to the ultimate break from the royal ties".

Harry & Meghan: Escaping The Palace has been executive produced by Merideth Finn and Michele Weiss, while Menhaj Huda directed from a script by Scarlett Lacey.

Tyla has approached Lifetime for comment.

Featured Image Credit: Lifetime

Topics: Meghan Markle, TV And Film