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With less than a week to go before Prince Harry and Meghan Markle exchange vows, Lifetime wanted to give a little preview, a boning up some might say. The royals fans counting down the hours until May 19 were treated to Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance, a TV-movie that was about 50/50 when it came to fact vs. fan fiction — which is probably more than one could’ve hoped for.

Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance follows the fairy tale romance of, well, Harry and Meghan, from the moment they met after being set up by friends, through their initial courtship when they were able to keep their romance under wraps, including the intense worldwide media attention surrounding their relationship. We also got to see Meghan’s life as a divorced American actress, as well as Pippa Middleton‘s wedding, because, well why not?

It was over-the-top, juicy and not entirely right (but not entirely wrong either), not to mention the royal portrayals by Murray Fraser and Parisa Fitz-Henley were actually pretty good, but what’s best is how darn romantic it was. No, really, there were worse ways to spend two hours of your life, whether you’re a diehard royalist or simply hoping to watch as a couch critic. The thing is, there wasn’t too much to slam because it wasn’t that bad. Really. In fact, the movie found quite a few fans. A lot, actually.

Meghan’s portrayer, Parisa, got lots of love.

Will, not so much (though it was more a critique on the movie’s casting department than the actor, Burgess Abernethy, himself).

People loved that the movie didn’t hold back on all the issues Meghan is facing.

And even though we know how it ends, the suspense was still killing some.

Overall? A success!

Er, maybe too good.

Don’t miss a moment of the festivities; tune in to CTV News’ live special Harry and Meghan: The Royal Wedding Saturday, May 19, starting at 4 a.m. ET on CTV and CTV.ca.

And get up to speed on everything royal wedding related with The Social’s Royal Wedding Show, airing this Friday at 1 p.m. ET.