William and Catherine A Royal Romance

Meet the Royals – Best Bet for "William / Catherine: A Royal Romance"

Meet the Royals:  In “William & Catherine: A Royal Romance,” esteemed actress Jane Alexander portrays Queen Elizabeth with warmth and a competitive drive that shows up even in Wii tennis.  Alexander is pictured with Stanley Eldridge as Prince Harry, Mark Penfold as Prince Philip, Victor Garber as Prince Charles, and Dan Amboyer as Prince William. 
When Prince William sealed his engagement to Kate Middleton with his mother’s famous sapphire and diamond ring, inspiration struck seven-time Emmy-winning filmmaker Linda Yellen.  Her unique take on the royal love story is a tribute of sorts to the late Princess Diana and to the impact she continues to have on her son’s life – and it includes Diana as a character. 
Diana is played by English actress Lesley Harcourt in the Exclusive World Premiere telefilm.  Newcomer Alice St. Clair is Kate Middleton.  Jean Smart portrays Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall in a more sympathetic way than Prince Charles’ wife is usually seen, the actress hopes.
Yellen says she wanted to show the people behind the royal facade. “You’ll see things that the royals do and say, and some might think, ‘This is made up, this is not so,’” she says, “but everything had to be verified.”

William & Catherine: A Royal Romance, a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, August 27

Hallmark Channel announces that “William & Catherine: A Royal Romance,” a two-hour Hallmark Channel Original Movie from Emmy® Award-winning producer Linda Yellen (“Playing for Time”) and Emmy® Award nominee Brad Krevoy (“Taking Chance”) will have its World Premiere exclusively on the network, Saturday, August 27 (9 p.m. ET/PT, 8C).

In starring roles are four-time Oscar® nominee, 8-time Emmy® Award nominee (two wins, including “Playing for Time” with Executive Producer Linda Yellen) and three-time Golden Globe nominee Jane Alexander as HM QUEEN ELIZABETH, 6-time Emmy nominee and Broadway star Victor Garber (“Alias,” “Will & Grace”) as HRH PRINCE CHARLES, three-time Emmy Award winner Jean Smart (“Samantha Who?,” “Frasier,”) as the DUCHESS OF CORNWALL CAMILLA PARKER BOWLES, 23-year old English rose Alice St. Clair as CATHERINE MIDDLETON and newcomer Dan Amboyer (“Body of Proof”) as HRH PRINCE WILLIAM. Stanley Edridge plays HRH PRINCE HARRY, Lesley Harcourt plays HRH PRINCESS DIANA and Mark Penfold plays HRH PRINCE PHILIP.

“William & Catherine: A Royal Romance” has Emmy® Award winner Linda Yellen (“Playing for Time) and Emmy® nominated Brad Krevoy as Executive Producers. Ms. Yellen’s previous credits include “The Royal Romance of Charles and Diana,” one of the most popular TV movies of all time. Brad Krevoy is the producer of more than 100 feature films, including the Emmy® nominated TV movie, “Taking Chance.”

The Royal Wedding of Prince William of Wales to his sweetheart of eight years Catherine Middleton on April 29 showcased the best of Great Britain, becoming the most watched live event in history. For all its pomp, circumstance, pageantry, and great historical relevance, the union of William and Catherine is a fairytale tower of love that will captivate the world long into the future.

Hallmark Channel, owned and operated by Crown Media Holdings, Inc., is a 24-hour basic cable network that provides a diverse slate of high-quality entertainment programming available in high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) to a national audience of 87.5 million subscribers. The top tier program service is distributed through more than 5,450 cable systems and communities as well as direct-to-home satellite services across the country. Hallmark Channel is the nation’s leading network in quality family programming with an ambitious slate of original TV movies, lifestyle and general entertainment content, and is the home of “The Martha Stewart Show”, which anchors the channel’s new daytime HOME block. Hallmark Channel’s sibling network is Hallmark Movie Channel, also available in HD and SD, which focuses on the family-friendly movies with a mix of classic theatrical films, presentations from the acclaimed Hallmark Hall of Fame library, original Hallmark Channel movies and special events.

Prince William & Kate: The Royal Romance