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Old 06-01-2011, 04:22 AM
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"William & Kate: A Royal Love Story" (August 2011) - TV film from US network Hallmark

"William & Kate: A Royal Love Story"

Currently in production for the Hallmark Channel, to be televised August 2011.

Kate Middleton and Prince William: New movie will focus on Princess Diana's memory | Mail Online

A new movie depicting the lead up to the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton will include the prince's late mother Princess Diana. The film stars American actor Dan Amboyer as William and British actress Alice St. Clair as Kate. The director, Linda Yellen, says the film will be 'a psychological story of the memory of the mother and her legacy'.

Focusing on the wedding, "William & Kate: A Royal Love Story" started filming in early May and will focus on William's memories of his mother as well as the romance between him and his bride. The project is currently being shot in Bucharest, Romania.

The director explained that her film is 'a very personal story. In a way, it's my tribute to her [Diana] as well as a tribute to the young couple.' She added that William & Kate explores how the prince 'has to choose to live his life with her [Diana's] memory and with the decisions he has to make.'

She wrote the script for William & Kate in two weeks.
A mixture of fact and fiction, the film is expected to be released in August on the U.S. cable channel Hallmark.
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Old 06-05-2011, 06:58 PM
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Thank You for the interesting announcement!I will be waiting for this movie,but on the relised pics Kate did not seem genuine to me
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Old 06-05-2011, 08:06 PM
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Oh jeez!

While I have nothing against the real Wills and Kate, I am against Americans treating the British royals as though the Windsors are ours! Its projects like this one that make me embarrassed as an American.
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Old 06-07-2011, 06:57 PM
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I will agree with you here. On the big scheme of things, very few Americans really know about the BRF, and they believe that anything in these movies is the truth. Unfortunately, it's not the case, and the Americans should leave these projects to the British.
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Hope it's not bad like the lifetime movie!
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Old 07-21-2011, 12:32 PM
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The Hallmark website has info on the movie:

William and Catherine: A Royal Romance | Hallmark Channel

I will probably watch, if only to see how the actors (including Jane Alexander as the Queen and Victor Garber as Prince Charles) play the Royals. I only hope the person who wrote the script knows more about the royals than the person who designed the web pages; they list Prince Charles' wife as "HRH Camilla Parker Bowles" and Prince William's mother as "HRH Princess Diana".
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Old 07-21-2011, 02:05 PM
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Thank you for the information,but does anyone know when the movie is released?
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Old 07-21-2011, 02:08 PM
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Thank you for the information,but does anyone know when the movie is released?
I believe it said August 27th.
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I'm ready and waiting for this one. The first one was good, but I disliked the ending with the engagement. Is this one 2hrs long as well? Don't know how you can get nearly 10yrs into 2hrs but ok whatever.
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Old 08-07-2011, 11:48 AM
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It is absurd! Why make a cheap TV movie about such young people? Why spend so much money on a movie about something so recent and that was probably not exactly what they said and did? I abhore this type of slapdash replicating of recent events in popular media for a network's own financial gain. I was very happy watching the news and reading RELIABLE magazine articles about them, I didn't need a movie to believe in the "romance" of their relationship, they love eachother and I am very happy for them.
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AH! Why did they make Kate plain!? She isn't a supermodel nor is she the ugly duckling.
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Old 08-27-2011, 09:55 PM
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Its not saying much but this film is actually better than that horrible Lifetime movie lol! But Katie in this movie isn't even big enough. She should be Pipa
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So far I think the lifetime one was better. They did a better job at casting definitely. From the books I read Kate's mousy stage went out the door in her mid teens. In this movie, so far, she is just the nerd girl. I guess the accents are better in this movie because I can't understand a darn thing that is being said.
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William and Catherine: A Royal Romance. The movie

Just got done watching the Hallmark movie and I really enjoyed this one a lot more than the one that was on previously on Lifetime. Irene event bowed to a royal movie enough that I only missed a little bit due to loss of satellite.

Although I really don't see any real of the actors/actresses in the movie being even close to looking like the people they portrayed, with the exception of Jean Smart as Camilla, most of them did a pretty good job. Mr. Remote remarked that Camilla came across a bit like a "snobbish bitch" (good gods.. he's watching these movies with me!) and I tend to agree on that part. Definitely not a good Camilla portrayal. I did really like the portrayal of HM in this movie, and they did a good job of the closeness and joking that goes on between the brothers. Another thing that was constant throughout the movie was William watching the last interview that his mother ever made. It touched me that both parents were presented as William will have seen them, both someone he loves dearly.

As with anything in the private life of the BRF, a lot of poetic license has to be used in making a movie like this as we don't know and will probably never know what the actual "facts" are. I would give this movie a good rating.. not the best as I'd probably not watch it again but it was heartwarming.
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Does anyone know of a website that would have it online? i don't get hallmark and i'd like to see it... i've checked several but haven't been able to find it yet
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Does anyone know of a website that would have it online? i don't get hallmark and i'd like to see it... i've checked several but haven't been able to find it yet
I think your best bet would be to go to the Hallmark channel's website and find out if its even available for purchase or viewing online.
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I hope it could be possible earlier or later to watch it on a British channel,like it was previously with other movie on Channel 5 UK.
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I hope it could be possible earlier or later to watch it on a British channel,like it was previously with other movie on Channel 5 UK.
Its possible. One thing you could do though is go to the Hallmark channel's website and leave feedback to them and let them know. They'd probably at least let you know what plans are in the work.

With this recent movie, actually there isn't much difference from the Lifetime one. How much can one really take the facts and make something seem more factual? The nuances were a bit different and they put a bit more poetic license in this one and had William proposing over a campfire. The dialogue was a bit better and it showed more of both Wills and Kate's parents (Camilla.. UGH.. but then again I keep seeing her in Designing Women and that's MY perspective. To me she was not a good choice for Camilla) and actually had HM. That part had to be totally fictional. :O)
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Good gracious, I had to stop watching this movie. It was so boring and mundane. It also seemed even more shallow than the Lifetime movie. I was hoping this one would be better, but I was sorely disappointed. The way William and Kate meet and become friends is even more natural in the Lifetime movie than in the Hallmark one; Kate bumps into William carrying her laundry to her room, which just so happens to be in the opposite direction she is going. Plus I think Hallmark took some scenes from the movie The Prince*Me.
Their roommates in the Hallmark movie are also more one dimensional and annoying with zero personalities.
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I was just happy to have a movie about them... lol. Yes, because it was Hallmark it had a bit of 'cheesy' factor to it... but It was so entertaining to see Victor Garber who played Jack Bristow in Alias play Prince Charles lol.

The only real complaint I have are the scenes with Catherine and the Queen. From what I remember and have read, she did'nt spend time with the queen till after the engagement and before that she was barely introduced to him either at Peters wedding or when he graduated at sandhurst... I beleive.

In the end, it satisfies my craving for everything Monarchy... lol.
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