The love story of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle took place on the small screen of Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance which premiered on Sunday night.
From their first blind date to their cozy kitchen engagement, the television movie captured many of the couple's milestones – and Parisana Fitz-Henley and Murray Fraser's eerie resemblance to the real couple is worth a double shot!
But what was real and what was just for the show? Here is a breakdown of the main plot points of the show. And it goes without saying, spoilers ahead!
True: Prince Charles took William and Harry to Africa after the death of their mother
The first scene begins with the brothers Prince William and Prince Harry traveling with their father through Africa, Prince Charles, shortly after the death of Princess Diana. In real life, Charles took his sons there to escape the spotlight after her mother's death on August 30, 1
Wrong: Prince Harry was deep in the party scene just before he met Meghan
It is true that during his twenties he was a party prince knew was. However, when he met Meghan in 2016, his party congresses were clearly behind him. In 2005, Harry's picture was featured on the covers of the world, which showed the then-20-year-old wearing a Nazi uniform at a costume party. He made headlines again after naked photos from his strip-billiards came out in Las Vegas in 2012. But after leaving the army after ten years in service, Harry had reformed his wild ways. And he was ready to find love and settle down. "Harry's drinking days are over," a source told people. "All his best friends have settled down and had kids, so he had fewer people to play with, and he realized he was getting a bit older and that it was time to calm down a bit," adds Duncan Larcombe , a former Royals reporter who traveled with Prince Harry in the early 2000s, "He absolutely wanted to marry and be happy." He sees his brother find it, and the fact that Meghan came when she did completed it it for Harry. "
True: Meghan took issue with an ivory-soap commercial
The scene in which Meghan was disgusted by a commercial soap turned toward women. Meghan was inspired to switch to a TV commercial at the age of 11, after seeing a Procter & Gamble commercial promoting her ivory-colored dish-smoking soap exclusively for women. The soap commercial seemed unfair and insensitive to her when she heard, "Women across America are fighting greasy pots and pans." Meghan's social studies class was commissioned to watch and rate commercials. The task led to a monumental moment for the future royal. Meghan decided to write to the company and asked her to change her slogan from "Women across America" to "People across America." And her efforts paid off. The commercial was again televised, this time with the slogan: "People are fighting ivory care against greasy pots and pans." About 20 years after the commercial, Meghan gave a speech to the United Nations and said, "I remember feeling shocked and angry, and just so hurt, it just was not right, and something had to be done.
True: Meghan and Harry were prepared for a blind date
The newly engaged couple revealed that they were founded after a blind date in London in July 2016 and knew very little about each other before they met. "It was definitely a setup – It was a blind date, "Harry said during the couple's revealing engagement interview." It was definitely a blind date. "And as the film shows, Meghan asked her matchmaker if Harry was" nice. " I did not know much about him. And the only thing I had asked her when she said she wanted to put us up was – I had a question, I said, "Well, is he nice?" Because if he was not nice, it just did not – it did not seem like it made sense, "Meghan said during her interview.
True: One of her first dates was a trip to Botswana  Contrary to what was shown in the movie, Meghan did not spend that three days calling for Harry to call her in. In real life, Meghan and Harry's first date quickly followed two consecutive dates in London, so he was already on speed. Dial! But after these initial dates, they traveled together to Botswana. "I think about three, maybe four weeks later, that I managed to persuade them to come with me to Botswana," Harry said of their whirlwind Romance. "And we camped under the stars. She came and came to me for five days, which was absolutely fantastic. So we were really alone, which was crucial for me to make sure we got to know each other.
Wrong: Will and Kate Warned Harry About Agreeing With Meghan
In the movie, Prince William and Kate Middleton are not overly supportive of Meghan's Harry at the beginning and they voice their concerns about their background. But Meghan's future in-laws were always in the corner of the couple. "She was wonderful," Meghan said after the couple's engagement with Harry, adding, "Amazing, like William, you know, fantastic support." Meghan, who joined learn the work, "is funny and serious and very hardworking," a source close to the former Suits star told people. "I imagine Kate a big
Wrong : Meghan Was Not Invited to Pippa Middleton's Wedding Reception
While it is true that Meghan had not received an invitation to Pippa's wedding ceremony, she was invited to the subsequent reception. Following the ceremony, one source told the people that Harry would travel back to London to pick Meghan up for the Bucklebury wedding reception. The Royal was discovered as he drove to the church after the party at Englefield House. The fact that she attended the wedding – even if it was the post-church nightly party – was another sign that the suits actress and the prince were becoming more and more serious.
True: A Royal Relative of an Insulting Brooch
While Pippa's wedding did not take place, as depicted in the film, a royal relative wore an offensive brooch for the Queen's annual Christmas dinner, on which Meghan in December 2017 participated. Princess Michael of Kent, the wife of the Queen's first cousin, was pictured at Buckingham Palace wearing a brooch on her left shoulder that appeared to be "Blackamoor" jewelry and the bust of a black person with a golden crown and brightly colored Crystals showed. The brooch further criticized Meghan's biracial background (her mother is Black and her father is white) and the fact that Princess Michael decided to wear it on the day that Meghan was introduced to many members of the extended royal family for the first time has been. Princess Michael of Kent published a statement after the incident, which read, "The brooch was a gift and has been worn many times, and Princess Michael is very sorry and in despair for having offended her."