How actors who’ve played Meghan Markle and Prince Harry compare to the real-life royals

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Sydney Morton in ‘Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace’ (left) and Meghan Markle. Lifetime; Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage/Getty Images

Parisa Fitz-Henley played Meghan Markle in “Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance.”
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Parisa Fitz-Henley as Meghan Markle in ‘Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance’ (left) and Meghan Markle. Lifetime; Chris Jackson/Getty Images
“Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance” aired on the Lifetime Network on May 13, 2018, just days before the couple’s royal wedding. The film tells a fictionalized story of the couple’s roots up until their first date and courtship. 

“Fitz-Henley’s radiant Markle does the emotional heavy lifting, breaking up with the globe’s most eligible man over and over until their power dynamic is equal,” Amy Nicholson of The Guardian wrote in 2018. “She’s terrific at capturing Markle as a grounded, grown woman terrified she’s about to destroy everything she’s built for herself.”

Murray Fraser played opposite Fitz-Henley as Prince Harry in “Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance.”
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Murray Fraser playing Prince Harry in ‘Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance’ (left) and Prince Harry. Lifetime; Chris Jackson/Pool/Getty Images
While The Guardian deemed Fraser’s performance of Prince Harry as “less Prince Charming and more Bachelorette contestant,” a slight resemblance was there regardless.

“He’s just a nice guy in a tux trying to win the girl,” Nicholson continued in her review of the film.

In the sequel, “Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal,” Tiffany Marie Smith played Markle as she transitioned from her wedding day into royal life.
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Tiffany Smith in ‘Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal’ (left) and Meghan Markle. Lifetime; Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images
Smith said in a 2019 PeopleTV interview that prior to playing Markle in “Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal,” her friends thought she resembled the real-life royal so much that they watched “Suits” reruns when they missed her.
Charlie Field played Prince Harry, and there’s a resemblance there, too.
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Charlie Field in ‘Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal’ (left) and Prince Harry. Lifetime; KOEN VAN WEEL/AFP/Getty Images
Before taking on the role of Prince Harry, Charlie Field committed to the part by dyeing his blonde-ish hair red and growing out his facial hair. Both the actor and the real-life prince have piercing blue eyes, and even Field’s voice sounded similar to the royal’s. 
Sydney Morton played Meghan Markle in the latest release, “Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace.”
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Sydney Morton in ‘Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace’ (left) and Meghan Markle. Lifetime; Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage/Getty Images
The film, which aired on September 6, dramatizes Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s exit from life as working royals and covers everything from Markle’s first pregnancy to the couple’s Oprah Winfrey interview.

To prepare for the role of Meghan Markle, Morton studied interviews, scenes from “Suits,” and even the series’ blooper reels to get into character and learn Markle’s mannerisms and voice.

“I’m a musician, I’m a singer, so it was almost like learning a song to find where her voice sits and the cadence, the rhythm of it,” Morton told Entertainment Tonight. “So, a lot of repetition, a lot of listening.”

Jordan Dean played Prince Harry in “Harry and Meghan: Escaping the Palace.”
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Jordan Dean as Prince Harry in ‘Harry and Meghan: Escaping the Palace’ (left) and Prince Harry. Lifetime; Kirsty Wigglesworth/Pool/Getty Images
While Jordan Dean doesn’t look exactly like Prince Harry, a resemblance is certainly there. However, if we’re comparing who looked more similar to their characters, Sydney Morton certainly looked more like Meghan Markle than Dean resembled Prince Harry.

“I know that the real Prince Harry looks a bit like Ed Sheeran, but this Prince Harry somehow looks even more like Ed Sheeran,” wrote Town & Country’s Annie Goldsmith.