Prince William will reportedly assume a villainous role in the forthcoming Royal Family drama, Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace.
Scheduled for release later today (September 6), the Lifetime movie will explore the fallout which led the Sussexes to depart Britain and abandon their royal duties for a new life in California with their firstborn child, Archie.
Daily Mail reports that new images from the film released ahead of its premiere show Prince Harry (Jordan Dean) pleading with the future King of England to do more to prevent the “horrific bullying” of his wife Meghan (Sydney Morton) while arguing in a Kensington Palace garden.
Portrayed by actor Jordan Whalen, 39-year-old William will be seen not giving much sympathy to his brother’s plight, as he accuses Meghan of ‘acting more like a celebrity than a Royal’.
In the tense scenes, William says: “What causes problems isn’t colour, it’s culture. Meghan an American.
“She acts more like a celebrity than a Royal.”
In response, Harry replies: “You need to bloody well make a statement with me decrying racism.
“As future King, you need to push on this horrific bullying.”
Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace raised controversy earlier this month when its trailer confirmed the film would feature a dream sequence which sees the Duchess of Sussex injured in a horrific car crash, similar to the one which killed Princess Diana.
The inclusion of that particular scene followed Prince Harry revealing to Oprah in a bombshell interview earlier this year that his fears of Meghan suffering the same fate as his mother were a contributing factor to the couple’s decision to leave the UK.
“What I was seeing was history repeating itself,” Harry said.
“When I’m talking about history repeating itself, I’m talking about my mother.”
He added: “I’m just really relieved and happy to be sitting here, talking to you with my wife by my side.
“I can’t begin to imagine what it must have been like for [Diana] going through this process by herself all those years ago. Because it has been unbelievably tough for the two of us, but at least we have each other.”
Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace premieres later today (September 6) on Lifetime in the US.