With the “wedding of the century” still a few months away, fans may not have to wait until April 29 to see Prince William and his longtime love-turned-fiance Kate Middleton walk down the aisle. Well, at least in a fictionalized universe anyway.
News broke recently that Lifetime TV is planning a made-for-television movie that will tell the real-life fairy tale romance of the pair in the channel’s latest film, William and Kate.
“The film chronicles William and Kate — from the moment the two students met at Scotland’s prestigious University of St. Andrews, through the ups and downs of their nine-year courtship complicated by social and royal family pressures, and intense global media attention surrounding their storybook nuptials,” the network describes.
Although filming hasn’t begun, the network has already round up a cast of royal doppelgangers to portray the couple. Relative newcomer Nico Evers-Swindell was cast to play the April groom Prince William, while British actress Camilla Ludington is set to take on the part of bride-to-be Kate.
Even as the real save-the-dates have already been sent out (though I’m convinced mine got lost in the mail), for those unwilling to wait to see the actual ceremony in London this spring, mark your calendars: the Lifetime version of the Disney-eque tale between William and Kate is set to hit the small screen on or around April 22.Tags: April 22, April 29 2011, Buckingham Palace, Camilla Ludington, Kate Middleton, Lifetime TV, Nico Evers-Swindell, Prince Charles, Prince Harry, Prince William, Princess Diana, Royal Wedding, William and Kate