Be honest, just how excited are you about the impending wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle? Do you find that the royal wedding is kind of all you're thinking about? Are you getting worried that you might be just a wee bit obsessed? Well, if you are, don't worry about it. As Dr. Sudeepta Varma, a psychiatrist and clinical assistant professor at NYU's Langone Medical Center, told writer Caroline Bologna, "We are fascinated and obsessed with fairy tales. They have been a part of our society's fabric since childhood. They help us escape from the everyday mundane." Well, whatever the reason for it, if you're wondering how you're gong to get through it all from now until then, we've got you covered with this guide to royal romance in the movies.
It may be hard to believe, but long before Harry and Meghan, and even before the ancient days of Prince William and Kate Middleton, there were actually a lot of films that combined the ideas of romance and royalty. Sometimes the romance was strictly between royals, but more often than not, they dealt with one royal getting involved with a member of the commonfolk, and having to overcome incredible odds to be together. We don't think it's spoiling anything to say that they usually did.
What you'll find in what follows is a look at some of the these films from over the years, ranging from things like Disney's Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast, to classics that starred true Hollywood royalty like Audrey Hepburn, historical dramas taking you back to the days of Queen Victoria, biopics looking at the romance of William and Catherine, and full-blown musicals like The King and I.
Whether you believe in princes and princesses and happily ever afters, you'll find whatever you're looking for right here.