Michael Holden’s Profile
William and Kate: the sugar-coated movie
The film that all royal wedding fans have no doubt been eagerly waiting for is almost here.
Next week, U.S. TV channel Lifetime will broadcast the “William & Kate” movie, which promises to chronicle the friendship and blossoming love affair between Prince William and Kate Middleton.
However, judging from the trailer, it looks unlikely that the couple themselves will be rushing out to buy a copy of the DVD which will released in time to cash in ahead of the April 29 wedding.
From the brief clip lasting less than 2 minutes the film-makers have released, the plot appears to be unashamedly aimed at satisfying an American fantasy version of the British royal family, having more in common with a cheesy Disney animated story than any accurate portrayal of the couple’s relationship.
“They Met By Chance … And Came From Different Worlds … But Against All Odds … Live Their Own Fairytale”, the trailer says, showing Kate, whose parents are millionaire business owners, gawping open-mouthed at a private jet and being unable to curtsy.
Romantic royal fans may love it — but I suspect historians, and those who are not keen on saccharine-coated Hollywood movies, will happily give it a miss.