Hallmark Channel and Emmy® Award-winning producer Linda Yellen ("Playing for Time") announce the Hallmark Channel Original Movie, William & Kate: A Royal Love Story, will soon head into production for a World Premiere, Saturday, August 13 (9 p.m. ET/PT, 8C) exclusively on Hallmark Channel. Linda Yellen whose previous credits include being the Executive Producer of The Royal Romance of Charles and Diana, one of the most popular TV movies of all time, has written and will produce the biopic.
Barbara A. Fisher, Senior Vice President, Original Programming, Hallmark Channels, said, "I feel fortunate to have such a wonderful relationship with Linda Yellen, one of the best filmmakers and storytellers in television, and to have the opportunity to collaborate with her in bringing the romantic love story of Prince William Windsor and Kate Middleton to Hallmark Channel.
"The love story of Prince William Windsor and Kate Middleton, which will culminate April 29, 2011 in the biggest royal wedding since Prince Charles and Princess Diana, chronicles the pair as young students at St. Andrews, Prince William Windsor's Army training at Sandhurst Military Academy, their break-up, reunification, engagement and planning of royal nuptials, and advice from Prince William Windsor's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.
"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 beautiful Princess Diana married Prince Charles, the future King of England, making the wedding the most watched program ever broadcast. The world obsessed over Princess Diana - in her short life and even after her death - but the object of the world's affection was most often her children, Prince William Windsor and Prince Harry Windsor. So it will be that amid pomp, circumstance, pageantry and opulence, Prince William Windsor will marry the princess of his dreams Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey in a ceremony that will surely invite flashbacks to July 29, 1981.