The world's attention was captured when Prince William proposed to his long-term girlfriend, Kate Middleton. The pair eventually wed in a grand, Royal Wedding that was broadcast around the globe. The pair has caught the attention of millions for more reasons than a simple title, they are the perfect example of a young romance. The TV movie "William & Kate", a 2011 production, tells the story of this young couple from the moment they first laid eyes on one another up until their engagement.
William and Kate met while in college, like so many other young lovers do. They dated, they argued, they were known to make up and break up. They were a traditional young couple and that is exactly what has drawn so much public attention. The TV movie focuses on the couples early relationship, with Camilla Luddington taking on the role of Kate and Nico Evers-Swindell playing the prince.
The film attempted to pull together all of the information known about the couple through newspaper articles and, even, tabloid stories. When the word of the couples breakup spread the tabloids grabbed control of it, and the Lifetime movie depicts just that as the young couple navigates their budding romance with the fear of negative media attention.
The film, which aired just two weeks prior to the big wedding, didn't initially garner good reviews from critics; however viewers appeared to find the movie fascinating, wholesome and a relatively easy flick to swallow. The critics argued that the network failed to use the UK as a primary shooting location and the non-native actors ruffled feathers as well. While critics offered a barrage of different criticism the TV movie premier put up good numbers for the network and it went on to be screened in many other nations.
The film ends before the couple marries, but the movie is a biography and the lives of this young couple has continued. Prince William and Kate Middleton married and are now known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. In recent days it has been reported that the Duchess is being treated for morning sickness. The Royal Palace has confirmed that the duchess is in the early stages of pregnancy.
The wait is almost over for the most anticipated wedding of the decade.
On April 29th, 2011 Prince William and his fiancé Kate Middleton will exchange vows at Westminster Abbey in England and become husband and wife.
After an eight-year romance, full of ups and downs, the two will finally make it official - and the world will be watching.
Now Lifetime Television Network brings the story of their courtship to the small screen.