We’re just days away from the highly anticipated fairy-tale Royal Wedding where actress Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will tie the knot. You may not be marrying into the British monarchy, but at least you’ll be able to get that royalty-worthy manicure, or book a table at (or at least gawk at the pictures of) one of these super fashionable high teas in London.
Alternatively, you can always just cosy up in bed, forget about your own love life for a second, and reinforce your belief in happy endings with these (unrealistic but oh-so-entertaining) romantic flicks featuring royal hijinks and love affairs.
Princess Ann (Audrey Hepburn), while on a royal tour in Rome, sneaks out of her room at night to escape her suffocating life. However, she falls asleep on a park bench when a sedative she was forced to take earlier takes effect. Reporter Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck), who is on the verge of losing his job, finds her and takes her back to his apartment. He soon discovers her identity and believes he can get an exclusive interview with her but a romance soon blossoms and gets in the way.
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
The sequel to The Princess Diaries – where average teenager Mia Thermopolis (Anne Hathaway) finds out at 16, when her estranged grandmother Queen Clarisse Renaldi (Julie Andrews) shows up, that she’s the heir to the throne of Genovia – sees Princess Mia being primed for an arranged marriage in order to succeed the throne. Will she settle, or will she find true love in the charming Lord Nicholas Devereaux (Chris Pine)?
In this live-action remake of one of the most celebrated Disney fairy-tale animations, Ella (Lily James) finds herself at the mercy of her evil stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and scheming step-sisters when her father unexpectedly passes away. She then meets a stranger who turns out to be a prince (Richard Madden) and with the help of her fairy godmother (Helena Bonham Carter) and a glass slipper, her fate begins to change.
The Prince and Me
College kids Paige (Julia Stiles) and Eddie (Luke Mably) fall in love despite initially getting off on the wrong foot. After inviting him to spend Thanksgiving weekend with her family, she learns that Eddie is actually a crown prince. As Eddie returns to Copenhagen to ascend the throne, Paige has to decide between returning to school to pursue her dreams of becoming a doctor or marrying Eddie.
The Young Victoria
Despite the pressures of being a young queen and the political machinations of her family, Queen Victoria (Emily Blunt) refuses to yield. Her mother wants her to sign an order which will allow her to act as Victoria’s regent, while her uncle schemes to arrange a marriage with her German cousin Prince Albert (Rupert Friend) solely for political motives. How will their relationships pan out?
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