The love story between Prince William and his fiancée Kate Middleton will be coming to the small screen when the Hallmark Channel begins production on William & Kate: A Royal Love Story, scheduled for its world premiere on Saturday, August 13 at 9 p.m.
“The love story of Prince William and Kate Middleton, which will culminate April 29, 2011 in the biggest royal wedding since Charles and Diana, chronicles the pair as young students at St. Andrews, William’s Army training at Sandhurst Military Academy, their break-up, reunification, engagement and planning of royal nuptials, and advice from William’s grandmother, the Queen,” says Barbara Fisher, Senior Vice President, Original Programming, Hallmark Channels. “While biographical, the film is a love story with an inside look at the nuances of a modern monarchy, and Hallmark Channel is thrilled to bring ‘William and Kate: A Royal Love Story’ to television.”
Nearly 30 years ago, 750 million people worldwide watched as William’s mother, Lady Diana Spencer married Charles Windsor, the future King of England, making the wedding the most watched program ever broadcast. The world obsessed over Princess Di — in her short life and even after her death — but the object of the world’s affection was most often her children, Prince William and Prince Harry. So it will be that amid pomp, circumstance, pageantry and opulence, Prince William will marry the princess of his dreams Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey in a ceremony that will surely invite flashbacks to July 29, 1981.