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Lifetime release the first photos of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and we can't look away

Meet Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's creepy counterparts.

By Bella Brennan

You know you've made it when Lifetime decide to turn your romance into a cheesy movie.

And as the world counts down to May 19th to watch Prince Harry marry former Suits actress Meghan Markle, there's another milestone dedicated fans are anticipating to coincide with the Royal Wedding.

That's right, the real event will of course be the premiere of Lifetime's upcoming movie, Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance, which will hit screens just six days before their wedding (that's May 13th for those of you keen to press the pre-record button).

To mark the release date, the network have shared the first photos of the lucky stars portraying Meghan and Harry.

In one still, Parisa Fitz-Henley, who plays Meghan, and Murray Fraser, who takes on the role of Prince Harry, can be seen sharing a warm embrace eerily similar to the portrait the real couple released to celebrate their engagement last year.

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The (fake) Fab Four catch up at a black-tie dinner. **(Michael Courtney)**
The (fake) Fab Four catch up at a black-tie dinner. (Michael Courtney)

In another shot, Megs and Harry team up with their Bizarro Land comrades and enjoy a black-tie dinner with Prince William (Burgess Abernethy) and Kate Middleton (Laura Mitchell).

The resemblance between the Fab Four is uncanny, albeit a little strange and unsettling.

Other actors announced for the tele-movie include Steve Coulter as Prince Charles, Bonnie Soper as Princess Diana and Deborah Ramsay as Duchess Camilla.

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The plot will focus on the soon-to-be Mr and Mrs hitting it off after being introduced by a mutual friend, their first date, falling in love, jet-setting around the world... Right through to the historical moment they announced their engagement and the world went into meltdown.

This isn't the first time we've had a royal romance brought to life of the small screen, who can forget the magic of the TV movie William & Kate, which was released shortly before Prince William and Kate Middleton tied the knot in 2011.

Since Jamaican-American actress Parisa Fitz-Henley, 41, landed the role of Meghan she's been sharing behind-the-scenes snaps with fans and to be honest, after the American actress had to shutdown her Instagram account, we can't get enough of fake Meghan's posts with pretend Harry!

(All still images via Michael Courtney)

Prince Charles with wife Duchess Camilla.
Prince Charles with wife Duchess Camilla.