Meghan Markle’s dad has blasted Lifetime‘s new royal biopic Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal, which aired on US screens over the weekend

The film, which follows last year’s A Royal Romance, continues the love story of newlyweds Prince Harry and his American actress bride as they tackle the challenges of their first year of marriage, public scrutiny and news of a royal baby.

According to TMZ, the former Hollywood lighting director labelled the royal biopic “dumb fiction” and was “incredibly disappointed” at the manner in which he is portrayed

In the film, Meghan reacts to news of her father ‘faking a heart attack’ and liaising with paparazzi for payment. “We had to hear about this in the tabloids… and you did stage the photos,” an annoyed Meghan says in the film.

Way to air their dirty laundry, Lifetime!

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Thomas isn’t the only person unimpressed by the film. Scores of viewers took to social media to mock the ‘cringe’ movie


Other’s were simply underwhelmed at the casting and even poked fun at several characters


Despite the overwhelming negative reviews, some tweeps praised the storyline for revealing the couple’s personal challenges, including Meghan’s adjustment into the Royal Family

South African viewers can expect to see the biopic premiere locally on 9 June on DSTV’s Lifetime (Channel 131)

Will you be watching?