Los Angeles: The onscreen version of romance between Prince William and Kate Middleton, which was aired ahead of their wedding, has been criticised by critics. The movie chronicles Prince William, played by Nico Evers-Swindell and Kate Middleton's (Camilla Luddington) romance at the University of St Andrews in Scotland.

Despite the negative reviews, the made-for-television movie that aired on April 18 was successful.

"It's so bad, it’s awful, toe-curlingly, teeth-furringly, pillow-bitingly ghastly,” wrote a critic.

"You begin to wonder what the happy young couple has done to deserve this. It will probably be a smash," the critic added.

American critics have also blasted it, describing it as one of the cheesiest movies ever made.

Directed by Mark Rosman and produced in the five months since the couple announced last November they would wed. A collector's edition DVD will be released after by Revolver Films.