Are Prince Harry and Meghan Markle the Real-Life Inspiration of a Popular Netflix Movie?

A normal girl meets a prince by chance. They fall in love, and despite the fact that she doesn’t fit in with the royal family, they get married. They live happily ever after. It’s a nice story, but for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, it’s real life.

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We know that someday there will be a lot of movies and books dedicated to Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan. In the future, we’ll need stories about their lives, their relationships, and more importantly, about all the great work that they’re doing. It might surprise some fans to learn that there may already be a movie out there about the royal couple.

The movie is not an official story about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

As far as we know, Duchess Meghan and Princess Harry haven’t signed off on the movie that seems to follow their lives. The Netflix film does have some striking similarities to the royal couple, however. So much so that we think the creators of the movies are drawing from the real royal experience for inspiration.

There are 3 films in the seriesA Christmas Prince, A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding, and A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby. The first movie in the series was released on Netflix in the fall of 2017, and since then they’ve released a new Christmas Prince movie every year just in time for the holiday season.

Fans notice some striking similarities between the story on the Christmas Prince and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s life. Are the two timelines really that similar?

The meet-cute in the film is very different

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The way the couple in the movie meets is very different from how Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry met in real life. In the movie, a young reporter, Amber, sets off to write an exposé on the life of Prince Richard. The prince has a reputation as a playboy, which makes him a juicy subject for Amber. To get close to the prince, Amber poses as a tutor. Obviously they fall in love, and end up together.

That story is not at all similar to how Meghan and Harry met. The real royal couple met through friends, and there was no deception on the duchess’ part.

Of course, she was a famous actress at the time. She already operated in the same social circle as Prince Harry, so she didn’t need to fake anything.

The rest of the timeline matches up 

Even though the story of how the characters met doesn’t match up with how the real royal couple did, there are still plenty of similarities between real life and the movies. In 2018, Amber and Prince Richard got married in A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding. That’s the same year Prince Harry and Markle tied the knot.

This year, Netflix has released A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby, just months after the real royal baby, Archie, was born.

There are other clues that the creators are taking inspiration from Duchess Meghan’s real life for the movies. For example, Markle and Amber are both American. Neither come from royal blood.

It also turns out that Prince Richard was adopted, which may be inspired by Prince Harry. Even though Prince Harry wasn’t adopted, the creators of the movie may be drawing from some ugly rumors about the real-life prince.

Since Prince Harry was a baby, the tabloids have speculated that Prince Charles might not be his real father. Prince Harry’s red hair has led some to believe he is not Prince Charles’ son, even though Princess Diana comes from a family of redheads.

Princess Diana had an affair with a riding instructor for five years who happened to have red hair, but that was a coincidence. Prince Harry was already born by the time she met him.

We’re not sure if Netflix is planning a fourth Christmas Prince movie, but the royal couple has certainly given them enough material to work with.