The Best Movies and TV Shows to Prep for the Royal Wedding

The Best Movies and TV Shows to Prep for the Royal Wedding

You've probably had your royal wedding watch party plans set since news broke that the event would be televised. But, even better news-you can get in on the Meghan Markle and Prince Harry wedding spirit even before May 19 rolls around, meaning those fake tiaras you stocked up on can get their fair share of use prior to the big day. For everyone's viewing pleasures, we rounded up the best movies and TV shows that will satisfy your royal wedding craving (for the time being). From flicks starring the bride-to-be herself to the betrothed pair's upcoming Lifetime original film, add these to your watch list, stat.


You can't call yourself a true Meghan Markle fan until you've watched her claim to television fame. The former actress starred as Rachel Zane in this popular paralegal drama for eight seasons, which means you have plenty of time to binge the TV show before Markle ties the knot (and you can even witness her engaged character walk down the aisle on-screen). If the royal wedding staff were reportedly required to watch Suits to familiarize themselves with the guests, then you should do your homework before Harry and Markle's nuptials, as well.

Watch season one on Amazon here.

Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance

Keeping in line with Prince William and Kate Middleton, Harry and Markle's love story will be detailed in the form of a scripted Lifetime movie. Sadly, Markle won't be playing her own character, but that doesn't make us any less excited to delve deeper into the private pair's relationship prior to their wedding. Lifetime claimed that the goal of the made-for-TV-movie is to "examine the history of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle from the moment they met after being set up by friends, through their initial courtship when they were able to keep their romance under wraps, and ultimately the intense global media attention surrounding their relationship and Meghan's life as a divorced American actress."

Dater's Handbook, When Sparks Fly, and Royal Hearts

While Markle won't get to participate in the TV rendition of her love story, she has had her fair share of on-screen rom-com experience. Back in the day, the future royal bride was a bonafide Hallmark movie star, and the films are an absolute must-see. None of these plot lines rival her true IRL love story but are definitely still worth the watch.

Buy the "Royal Wedding Collection" DVD set, featuring all three movies, on Amazon here.

Meghan Markle: An American Princess

If on-screen adaptations of Markle's life aren't for you, then you'll love this television special. Hosted by Piers Morgan, the program will take a look at Markle's life prior to falling in love with her royal redhead, highlighting her roles in acting and activism. Katie Nicholl, royal wedding expert and Harry's biographer, will make a guest appearance, along with Markle's half-sister, Samantha, and Princess Diana's former butler, Paul Burrell.

Inside the Royal Wedding: Harry and Meghan

Get an exclusive royal wedding sneak peek courtesy of Today show hosts Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb. Filmed in London, the special will offer insights on the upcoming ceremony and "give viewers an exclusive and unprecedented glimpse into the fairy-tale romance of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle that has captured the imagination and hearts of everyone around the world." It will also feature interviews from the pair's close friends, along with "prominent figures from the worlds of fashion, sports, and show business."

You have plenty of bingeing sessions ahead of you before the May 19 wedding, so round up your besties, grab your Meghan Markle and Prince Harry coffee mug, and start to cross these shows and movies off your watch list.