Merritt Patterson returns to Hallmark Channel on Thanksgiving night in Christmas at the Palace, her fourth movie for the network since 2017 and her second royal-themed project following last year’s A Royal Winter. Given she also had a starring role on the E! series The Royals, it's a career theme that seems to follow her -- and this latest movie only cements her status as Hallmark's own Meghan Markle. "I'll take that!" she said with a laugh when I compared her to Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Sussex during an exclusive interview. "I went from The Royals to A Royal Winter for Hallmark, and now another royal-themed Christmas movie, but what's funny is I have never played the royal.”
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