William and Kate; The Movie aired yesterday on Channel 5, and has been widely panned by critics, with the Daily Mail calling it 'truly terrible' and 'toe-curlingly-teeth-furringly, pillow-bitingly ghastly.'
The film tracks the romantic relationship of the Prince and his fiancee, following thier first meeting at St Andrews university all the way to their engagement in Kenya. However, the movie was riddled with hilarious inaccuracies, including Prince William serenading Kate in a crowded bar, and Kate Middleton diving from a boat during a rowing event to swim over to the Prince.
Viewers seemed unconvinced by the movie too, taking to twitter to vent their frustrations. One viewer labelled it "physically painful", whilst others considered the movie somewhat of a guilty pleasure, describing it as "brilliantly awful".
However the film's star Nico Evers-Swindell has spoken out, telling the Daily Mail:
He said: 'There's a good reason I'm not reading the reviews. You're dealing with the golden boy and golden girl of Britain right now.
'This wasn't a British production, Tom Hooper didn't direct this, this isn't The King's Speech. This isn't an in-depth look at the royal family.'
'I don't know [what] anyone could have expected in 30 days of #development, from a network that's known for romance.'
'It was always intended to be a fun ride. It's a light romance, a love story at the heart, and just a jolly good time.'