'William & Kate' Lifetime movie trailer full of tears, cliches

Actor Nico Evers-Swindell portrays Prince William and actress Camilla Luddington portrays Kate Middleton as they star in the Lifetime Original Movie "William & Kate." (Reuters)

What could possibly top watching the royal wedding?

Enjoying the Lifetime interpretation of it!

The women’s entertainment network finally revealed their long-awaited trailer for “William & Kate,” which reportedly chronicles the couple’s history “from the moment the two students met at Scotland's prestigious University of St. Andrews, through the ups and downs of their nine-year courtship complicated by social and royal family pressures, and intense global media attention surrounding their storybook nuptials.”

While the description sounds rather legit, the biopic looks exactly like what one would expect from the network: dramatic music! Hysterical declarations of love! B-rated acting! Choice excerpts include an emotional Prince William shouting “I just want to keep our relationship private!” and a frustrated Kate explaining to pals that her world-famous royal is “just a guy.” There are also adorable clichés, like the required shot of the prince shooting things with Pops and, like in every chick flick, a scene in which the female lead character is seen crying and drinking wine in a bathtub. (We can’t believe Kate Hudson isn’t in this.)

British actress Camilla Luddington, who plays the emotional Kate, promises viewers “are going to get a great love story.” We’ll likely get a good laugh, but sure, an exaggerated love story as well.

Be sure to gather your friends for the landmark event, which premieres April 18 at 9 p.m. ET. 


Related: Lifetime picks a proper Kate


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