Harry & Meghan’s doppelgangers who are playing couple in ‘escaping the palace’ movie seen filming for 1st time

TWO actors have made a royally good transformation into Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as they were snapped for the first time filming for a movie on the couple's "escape from the palace".

The Duke and Duchess of Sussexes' exit from the Royal Family and the lead up to it are set to be at the center of Lifetime's latest flick about the pair.

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And just a week after being revealed as leading cast members, the two actors portraying the LA-based couple have been seen filming on set in Vancouver.

Broadway actor Jordan Dean and stage actress Sydney Morton became doppelgangers of the Sussexes and were pictured donning outfits mirroring those the pair wore during their 2019 tour of Africa for several scenes.

Morton was shot wearing a trench-style dress and black heels – reminiscent of what Meghan wore when she visited ActionAid in Johannesburg.

The trip came just months before the couple quit the Royal Family and packed their bags to head to the US.

It was during that tour that ITV journalist and pal of the Sussexes Tom Bradby infamously asked Meghan if she was "OK", to which she responded that "not many people" had asked that question, hinting at her unhappiness.



The new movie – Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace – is the third instalment in a series being produced by Lifetime, with Dean and Morton the third set of actors to play the couple.

It promises to give viewers a dramatized version of "what really happened inside the Palace that drove Harry and Meghan to leave everything behind in order to make a future for themselves and their son Archie".

The movie will also "detail Meghan’s growing isolation and sadness, their disappointment that 'The Firm' was not defending them against the press's attacks and Harry’s fear that history would repeat itself and he would not be able to protect his wife and son from the same forces that caused his mother's untimely death".

Other royals will also feature, with it set to "examine the dynamics between Will and Harry, Kate and Meghan, and Harry with Will and Charles, that lead to the ultimate break from the royal ties".

In snaps from sets, Dean can be seen wearing khaki pants and a dark shirt while Morton fashions trench-style dresses – identical to what the pair wore during their Africa tour.




Meanwhile in other pictures, Dean has on a grey suit and white shirt – extremely similar to the outfit Harry wore during the couple's tell-all chat with Oprah Winfrey.

It follows two movies about the Sussexes already released by Lifetime – 2018's Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance and 2019's Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal, which focused on the early days of their relationship and their wedding respectively.

John Whalen will return as Prince William, with Laura Mitchell as Kate Middleton, Steve Coulter as Prince Charles and Maggie Sullivun as the Queen all also making a comeback.

Harry and Meghan ditched their roles as senior royals and left the UK back in January 2020.

This year, the couple have made a series of stinging revelations and allegations about royal life.

During their tell-all chat with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan told how her mental health had suffered during her time as a working royal – and she felt suicidal while pregnant with Archie.

Meanwhile, Harry said his dad and brother were "trapped" in the Royal firm and that one member of the Royal Family had probed the duke about his unborn son and what color his skin would be.

And Harry's documentary, The Me You Can't See, came out last week – featuring a new slew of complaints at the royals.

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