‘I hope it doesn't offend!’: Stars of ‘Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal’ open up about portraying the royal couple

By Meaghan Wray

Tiffany Smith and Charlie Field became on-screen royalty when they starred as Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan in the recently released Lifetime film Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal. But taking their royal romance to screen wasn’t the easiest feat, especially when it came to the tough emotional scenes.

“I think one of the hardest scenes to do was a lot of the emotional stuff. Again, we don’t know what happened behind closed doors,” Tiffany shared with People, alluding to some of the struggles Meghan faced with her dad, Thomas Markle, and extended family, leading up to their wedding. “I have such a close relationship with my family, so any of those moments that dealt with the family stuff... I really wanted to make sure we were respectful.”

But the duo said making the movie was a lot of fun, too. As any royal watcher knows, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made waves through British royalty with their PDA – hand holding, looks of love and more.

“Such a big piece of them is that they are so affectionate and when you see them, the love just emanates off both of them,” the 36-year-old actress gushed.

“That was such a big piece of it that I wanted to make sure we got [right],” she continued. “They’re a little bit different than every other regular couple... I hope they do get to have those playful moments and they can just really be themselves when they’re alone.”

Charlie shared that a lot of studying had to be done to prepare for the roles.

“Tiffany went away and did some video watching on Instagram and would constantly send me messages in my hotel room like ‘oh look they do this thing,’” he said.

When asked if they're worried about getting a terse call from Kensington Palace over the film, Charlie joked: “The film is so positive and affirmative about their relationship. I hope it doesn’t offend!”

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