While we’re sure that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are very happy about their upcoming wedding and presumed fairytale life together, no one is more excited than TV networks, specifically American ones. Lucky for us, they’ve decided to cash in on this opportunity to drown us all with Markle related content until we’ve memorized every line she’s ever said in and out of “Suits.”
Vulture compiled a list of all the “Harry and Meghan” specific specials that’ll air on TV, so grab some popcorn, tea, and get ready to learn all there is to learn about the American actress and the British royal family. (As you’ll soon discover, TV networks are running low on fuel when it comes to coming up with creative titles for their royal programming, so don’t expect much).
Million Dollar American Princess: Meghan Markle
Well, that’s a mouthful. This TV special will air May 13 and it’ll predictably cover Markle’s background and rise to fame. The one thing that’s different about it is the fact that it’ll compare Markle’s courtship to other actresses and heiresses who crossed the Atlantic to marry into European nobility, including Rita Hayworth and Grace Kelly. The special will air on the Smithsonian channel.
Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance
This movie has had more build up than all of the Avenger movies put together. Seriously. Airing on the Lifetime channel on May 13, Harry & Meghan is a fictionalized account of the couple’s romance, tackling issues such as Harry’s bad boy behavior in the past, Markle’s rise to stardom, their introduction to each other, and their engagement. Presumably, they’ll also show the couple’s marriage, even though the actual wedding won’t take place until May 19.
Meghan Markle: American Princess
This special is available now on CBS On Demand, and it provides the most in-depth insight into Markle’s life, including her high school and college experience, her rise to fame, and her engagement to Prince Harry. Featuring all sorts of people from Markle’s life, the special includes interviews with her sorority sisters at Northwestern University, former teachers, and Alexi Lubomirski, the guy who shot the couple’s engagement photographs.
Meghan Markle: An American Princess
Airing May 11, An American Princess takes an interesting and different approach towards the royal wedding by asking if this “multiracial American divorcee” is capable of changing the monarchy. The special will focus on the couple’s future instead of Markle’s past. It will feature appearances from Markle’s half-sister, Samantha Grant, Princess Diana’s former butler, Paul Burrell, and Dickie Arbiter, Queen Elizabeth’s former press secretary. The special will air on FOX.