No, this is not a bad joke. On the occasion of the TV movie Escaping the Palace which tells of the “flight” of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, a scene in which Harry’s nightmare was shot. And what a nightmare. In the scene in question, his wife Meghan Markle is found in a fatal car crash, an accident that obviously reminds that of Harry’s mother, Princess Lady Diana. This sequence was quickly deemed “in very bad taste and odious” by fans of the royal family, who saw it as an affront to members of the family but also to Princess Diana, who died in 1997 in tragic circumstances.
Directed by the American channel Lifetime, the TV movie Escaping the Palace is already starting to cause controversy since according to the Daily Mail, it is in the very first scene that a car accident will take place. We will see a car overturned and surrounded by photographers through which Prince Harry tries to make his way. It is by opening a car door that Harry will discover Meghan Markle dying, begging him to help him. And even if the TV movie will quickly reveal that it was only a nightmare for Prince Harry, criticism is already firing on Twitter from fans of the royal family and their stories.
Meghan Markle ‘lies DYING’ after car crash in opening scene of Megxit film https://t.co/SEWfI5R0KL
– Daily Mail U.K. (@DailyMailUK) September 3, 2021
Prince Harry fears Diana’s story will repeat itself
The comments Prince Harry made regarding his mother arguably caused the highly controversial scene. He had said his mother had been “pursued to death” and that he feared the same would happen to his wife Meghan Markle. For this third TV movie about the royal couple, Lifetime used these fears related to the difficult past of Prince Harry and his brother William, thus attracting the thunderbolts of all their supporters. The movie Escaping the Palace, of which the official synopsis says it will tell “behind the scenes of the events which prompted Harry and Meghan to leave the palace to raise their son Archie far from the constraints of the institution”, will be broadcast on Monday, September 13 at the United States.
Screenshots of the TV movie “Harry Meghan: Escaping the Palace” broadcast on Lifetime © Lifetime