By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
Panned: William & Kate. starring Camilla Luddington and Nico Evers-Swindell, was panned by viewers after its Channel 5 premiere
It's the type of love story that has kept the public rapt for centuries.
But despite the makers of the Prince William and Kate Middleton TV movie hoping they had a sure-fire hit on their hands, the movie has flopped.
And, after the William & Kate premiere on Channel 5 today, viewers took to Twitter in their thousands to comment on just how bad the movie, starring Nico Evers-Swindell and Camilla Luddington as the royal pair, was.
On set: The film has received terrible reviews from America and the UK
One viewer tweeted: 'Have just seen 1 second of Will and Kate the movie & can confirm it is the most excruciating & awful thing that mankind has ever created.'
MailOnline's Lauren Paxman called the film 'truly terrible', adding that it is, 'a shoddily cast, poorly executed, badly edited and surprisingly boring account of Kate’s route to royalty.'
The original: One viewer said Prince William, seen here with Kate Middleton, would have cringed if he'd watched the movie
However, while the majority of viewers despaired over the quality of the film, others wrote on Twitter they had enjoyed the 110 minute movie because it 'was so bad, it was good'.
William & Kate is out now on DVD.