Friday, June 14, 2024

Top 10 Best Royalty Movies You Should Watch


There are several movies out there that have touched on different aspects of lifestyle, personalities, background as well as the politics of the typical society. However, it would be best if you considered switching to view these aspects in other settings; played in royalty movies are different lifestyles, politics, and personality evolution of those born royals.

If you don’t know where to start, here are a couple of movies that will let you explore the world of royalties; the top 10 royalty movies you should watch have been compiled ao your delightful exposure, so keep scrolling!

1.   A Royal Affair

A Royal Affair is a Danish released in 2012, February to March, a thriller and psychological, historical drama set in the 18th century. The story focuses on the relationship between the mentally ill King Christian VII of Denmark and the royal physician, Johann Friedrich Struensee, who had gained respect in the royal court and helped reform Denmark by dictating opinions to the King as his trusted confidant. Johann found the Queen, Caroline Matilda of Great Britain, in his area of interest, and they began a romantic affair which led to tearing in the relationship between the three.

2.  The King

The King is a 2019 film revealing an epic war, the Battle Of Agincourt, directed based on the Henriad of William Shakespeare. The plot surrounds Hal, Prince of Wales, who was uninterested in succeeding his father, Henry IV of England, throne. Henry IV wanted to pass his throne to Thomas, Hal’s younger brother, who seemed more responsible but soon died in a battle. After the death of Henry IV, Hal was crowned Henry V and hoped for peace which posed him a weak king. Taking the advice of the Chief Justice, William GascoigneHal declared war on France.

3.  The Princess Switch

The Princess Switch is an American romantic comedy film set in the Christmas period; it was released in 2018 and was followed by two more sequels in 2020 and 2021. The story focused on Stacy, a talented baker in Chicago who fatedly met her look-alike, Margaret, the Duchess of Montenaro betrothed to Prince Edward of Belgravia, while attending the baking competition. Margaret wanted a break from the spotlight and suggested switching places for two days— living in each other’s world, they both fell in love with the men by their side, Stacy and Prince Edward also Margaret and Kevin(Stacy’s lifelong friend), unfolding a romance Drama.

4.  Grace Of Monaco

The grace of Monaco is a biographical drama movie released in 2014, focusing on the titular role of Grace of Monaco. The story reveals a former Hollywood star princess Grace Kelly of Monaco, going through a marriage and identity crisis. While there is a dispute between her husband,  Prince Reinier III of Monaco, and Charles De Gaulle of France, Grace is tempted by an offer to return to Hollywood by starring in the new film Marnie. The sovereignty of Monaco was threatened and grew tension between Grace and her husband. As a result, she reconsidered her options and decided to take up her responsibility as the wife of the Prince. Battling internal enemy, Grace succeeds in bringing prestige to Monaco.

5.  The Royal Treatment



The Royal Treatment is an American romance film released in early 2022, focusing on Izzy, a hairdresser who was mistakenly allowed to make the haircut of Thomas, Prince of Lavania, with an offer of $500 after she had spent her savings on the damage that was caused by the microwave in her salon. Izzy got to know Prince Thomas, and they both got close while Thomas was about to wed Lauren, his fiancée, who had her interest in business than marriage. The preparation brought Izzy back to the palace as the makeup artist for the bride, and it was soon revealed that Thomas was falling for Izzy, which led to her eviction. On the wedding day, Thomas was prompted to call it off, ignoring the benefit of the union as Lauren’s family could save his family from debt.

6.  Outlaw King


Outlaw King is a 2018 historical action drama about Robert Bruce, a Scottish King who started the guerrilla war against the larger English army in the 14th century. The story went far in 1304 when the besieged castle of Stirling and Scottish nobilities, John Comyn and Robert Bruce, surrendered to Edward I of England. Bruce had a bout with Edward’s heir, Prince of Wales, and is wed to his goddaughter, Elizabeth de Burgh. Edward and Prince of Wales departed Scotland leaving Bruce and John Comyn under power. Bruce soon after wants the crown of Scotland, which Edward heard and pronounced him an outlaw.

7.  The Other Boleyn Girl


The Other Boleyn Girl is a 2008 historical romantic drama, with the screenplay adapted from the 2001 same-name novel by Philippa Gregory. The story went to the 16th century, examining the lives of aristocrat Mary Boleyn, the one-time mistress of King Henry VIII, and Anne, Mary’s sister and misfortuned second wife of the ruling Monarch. In the film, King Henry VIII has only a surviving child, Princess Mary. Mary Boleyn was married to Willam Carey and was later smitten by Henry, who sent her husband abroad. Mary Boleyn made her sister Anne, the eldest daughter of Thomas Boleyn  installed as Henry’s mistress, ladies-in-waiting who battles for the attention of Henry.

8.  The Duchess

The Duchess is a 2008 historical drama focused on the 18th-century English aristocrat, Duchess of Devonshire, Georgina Cavendish. The story reveals Georgina, who was in a contract marriage with William Cavendish, Duke of Devonshire, to give him a male heir. William was disappointed when Georgina gave birth to a female, and he had an intimate affair with his wife’s friend, Lady Bess Foster. Georgina, in return, had an affair with Charles Grey that usurp a legitimacy conflict leaving Georgina no other choice than to allow her husband to marry Bess.

9.  Mary Queen Of Scots

Mary Queen of Scots is a 2018 historical drama focusing on how the young queen Mary takes the throne after her husband’s death at nineteen. Her cousin, Elizabeth, the protestant queen of England who is 28 years old, single and childless, threatened by Mary’s potential claim to the throne, seeks to weaken the chance for Mary to be the Queen. Elizabeth arranges for Mary to be married, who grew fond of Lord Darnley, an English noble who cheated on her after marriage. The murder of Darnley in the order of Mary herself made the council settle that Mary should marry another Scottish noble again, but she flees England only to be killed by her cousin, Elizabeth

10.  The King’s Speech

The King’s Speech is a British historical drama released in 2010 that reveals the story of Bertie, King George VI, who is to be a future king, overcome a stammer, and meets Lionel Logue, an Australian speech and language therapist. They become friends as they work together. After Bertie’s brother abdicates the throne, the new king counts on Logue to assist him in making his first wartime radio message upon Britain’s declaration of war on Germany in 1939. Logue earned himself the Royal Victorian Order for service to the crown.

Watching these royal movies will relate to you what it takes to be a monarch and to keep the potential sovereignty away from seekers of the throne— mostly adapted and screenplay from real histories of popular events and lives of the monarch era. Let us know which story caught your attention

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