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William & Kate (2011)

At university, Prince William and Kate Middleton fall in love. However, their relationship becomes strained under intense media scrutiny.

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Mark Rosman

Writer:

Nancey Silvers (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Camilla Luddington ... Kate Middleton
Nico Evers-Swindell ... Prince William
Victoria Tennant ... Celia
Charles Shaughnessy ... Helicopter Flight Instructor
Ben Cross ... Prince Charles
Serena Scott Thomas ... Carole Middleton
Samantha Whittaker Samantha Whittaker ... Olivia Martin
Trilby Glover ... Margaret Hemmings-Wellington
Jonathan Patrick Moore ... Ian Musgrave
Richard Alan Reid ... Derek Rogers (as Richard Reid)
Christopher Cousins ... Mike Middleton
Theo Cross Theo Cross ... Trevor
Louise Linton ... Vanessa Rose Bellows
Mary Elise Hayden ... Pippa Middleton
Laura Waddell ... Jigsaw Woman
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Storyline

Handsome, smart, charming prince William, eldest son of Charles prince of Wales, becomes Scotland's oldest university St. Andrews's first-ever royal student, hoping to minimize contact with the press which harassed his mother almost to her fatal car crash. William's inner circle, fellow Etonians and irresistible playful roommate Ian Musgrave, is enlarged with industrialist Michael Middleton's daughter Kate, who becomes his regular girlfriend. prince Charles approves of all of them. During William's long military trainings, the press focuses on 'Waity Katie', who starts doubting if William remains committed to her. Written by KGF Vissers

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Let Love Rule. [US DVD] See more »


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 April 2011 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

William & Kate - Ein Märchen wird wahr See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Catherine Duchess of Cambridge's mother is played by actress Serena Scott Thomas, who previously played Princess Diana in the made-for-television film, Diana: Her True Story (1993). See more »

Goofs

Numerous character are seen consuming American foods and drinks that are unavailable in the UK. See more »

Connections

Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 22 April 2011 (2011) See more »

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Pure tosh
26 August 2012 | by tomgillespie2002See all my reviews

It really serves me right that I had to watch this film. When the Royal Wedding raped every possible human sense in my body a year ago, some news reports showed clips of this laughable made-for-TV movie shown to American audiences, much to many a news-casters amusement. It seemed ironic since the rest of their news report was covering this sham, mock- fairytale wedding that seemed to have the plebs and Royalists alike masturbating in the street at the sight of a rich-boy who happened to be our future King taking mere upper-class Katie Middleton up the aisle (that isn't a euphemism by the way). I laughed and got hold of the film thinking it was so bad I had to see it. But when the Wedding euphoria died down, it lingered in my mind that it was still skulking amongst my film collection, and since I've started choosing my films at random, I've wondered when this might crop up. Well, early in the week, my fears became a reality.

The story obviously follows young Prince William (Nico Evers-Swindell) as he packs his bags and heads to St. Andrews to study, saying goodbye to his father Prince Charles (an embarrassed looking Ben Cross). He is swarmed by girls and hangers-on, and eventually befriends Ian (Jonathan Patrick Moore), and Kate Middleton (Camilla Luddington) who he in a class with. Their romance takes off, as the film switches from William's desire to keep their relationship private, to the eventual media frenzy after the announcement. Kate struggles with constant paparazzi attention, and William's commitment to his 'royal life' becomes a problem.

I feel almost bad tearing this film apart, as its clearly under no illusions of being anything by complete bull-s**t. But bull-s**t it is - a laughable, Americanised production that romanticises every possible aspect of the story which is surely an indication of how American's view the British (namely the English). The awful (mainly American) actors struggle with a methodical, cliché-ridden script which squeezes every formulaic aspect out of the genre (they even have a kiss in the rain). It's especially important to point out how laughable the fact is that the film highlights the intrusion the mass media have on their lives, when they just want a 'normal' life, when this film is precisely that. It is, however, quite funny, unintentionally I may add, with many cringe-worthy moments of pure awfulness, especially the scene where William watches Kate in a fashion show ("she's hot!"). Pure tosh.

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