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ⓘ The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement is a 2004 Disney movie based on the Princess Diaries book series by Meg Cabot. It is a sequel to the 2001 movie The Pri ..




                                     

ⓘ The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement is a 2004 Disney movie based on the Princess Diaries book series by Meg Cabot. It is a sequel to the 2001 movie The Princess Diaries. The movie is a romantic comedy movie about 21-year-old Amelia Mignonette Thermopolis Renaldi, Princess of Genovia, who has to have an arranged marriage to become Queen. The movie stars Anne Hathaway, Tobey Maguire, Julie Andrews, Heather Matarazzo, James Franco, Hector Elizondo and Raven. It was directed by Garry Marshall.

                                     

1. Plot

Five years after the first film, Mia and Peter Thermopolis has just graduated from Princeton Universitys Woodrow Wilson School and are returning to Genovia with their bodyguard, Joe. There, they will await their reign once their grandmother, Queen Clarisse, abdicates. During Mias twenty first birthday party, she dances with all the eligible bachelors in hope of finding a husband. She becomes attracted to a handsome gentleman named Nicholas. During the course of the night, Mias tiara falls off and is caught by a Member of Parliament, Viscount Mabrey, who secretly plans to steal Mias crown. While the Parliament is in-session the next morning, Mia and Peter stumble upon a hidden room that allows them to secretly listen in. Viscount Mabrey reveals his nephew, Lord Devereaux, is another heir to the Genovian throne. Despite Queen Clarisses objection, the only way Mia can assume her duties as Queen is if she marries within the month. Clarisse invites Lord Devereaux to stay at the palace, while Mia is shocked to discover Lord Devereaux is actually Nicholas. Mia and Peters best friends, Lilly Moscovitz and Harry, surprise them by visiting. Together, they pick through potential husbands. Mia eventually chooses Andrew Jacoby, Duke of Kenilworth, and days later, they are engaged. Mabrey plans to have Nicholas woo Mia and dissolve the engagement.

For a ceremony, Mia is to ride sidesaddle, but is inexperienced. Queen Clarisse provides an ancestral wooden leg decoy to make it look like shes riding sidesaddle. Mabrey spooks Mias horse with a rubber snake, and Joe rushes to aid Mia, but accidentally tears off the wooden leg. Humiliated, Mia flees to the stables, where Nicholas fails to comfort her. At a garden party, Mia and Nicholas quarrel about Mias relationship with Andrew; Nicholas tricks Mia into admitting she doesnt love Andrew. Frustrated, she argues, but instead gets bombarded by a kiss. At first, she kisses him back but then backs away. Nicholas pursues her even more, which causes both of them to fall into a fountain. Queen Clarisse finally tells Mia that her behavior with Nicholas needs to stop.

During the Genovian Independence Day parade, Mia and Peter see some boys harassing a little girl, and abruptly halt the parade to comfort the girl. Learning that the girl, Carolina, and the other children are orphans, Mia and Peter have a vendor give them all tiaras and let them walk with them in the parade. Everyone is impressed by their acts of generosity, while Mabrey sees it as a political maneuver. Mia and Peter later decide to convert one of the royal palaces into a temporary childrens center. That night, Mia and Peter have their bachelor and bachelorette party, inviting princes and princesses from around the world, Peter invites some special guests to the party and Mias wedding, they were Greg, Murray, Jeff and Anthony also known as The Wiggles, where Queen Clarisse surfs on a mattress and sings a duet with Princess Asana, one of Mia and Peters good friends. In the meantime, Mabrey realises Nicholas has fallen for Mia, but Nicholas says that Mia will never love him. Nicholas comes upon Mia as she is practicing her archery as part of her coronation rites. He helps her succeed in getting the arrow to hit the bullseye, something she had been struggling with. Nicholas then informs Mia that he is leaving, but asks to see her just one more time before he goes. She declines, saying she is under close guard.

That night, Nicholas appears outside Mias window and asks her to come out. Lilly, Peter and Harry encourage her to go, and Mia sneaks out. They ride out to a lake where they share secrets, dance, and eventually fall asleep. They awaken to find a man in a boat videotaping them. Mia thinks Nicholas set her up, while he insists he had no idea. By the time Mia returns to the palace, the scandalous footage is already being broadcast. Andrew is disappointed and kisses Mia to see if there is a romantic spark between them. They realise that they do not love each other, but do not call off the wedding for the good of Genovia. The wedding is to take place the following day, and Mia and Peters mother, Helen comes with her new husband, Patrick and their newborn son, Trevor. Nicholas decides against attending, but his surly housekeeper, Gretchen, informs him that Mabrey engineered their televised scandal.

Before the wedding, Joe informs Mia and Peter that Nicholas is innocent. While walking up the aisle Mia suddenly stops and charges out of the church. Queen Clarisse and Peter follow and Mia says she doesnt want to marry because of the law. Clarisse encourages Mia and Peter to follow their hearts, something they have never done and has now cost her Joe, the only man she truly loved. Mia and Peter reenters the church, and after pointing out how their grandmother has ruled Genovia while unmarried for a number of years, she tells the members of parliament in the audience to consider the significant women in their lives and questions if they would have them do what theyre trying to force her to do marry someone she does not love. Mabrey cites the law again and once again suggests that his nephew be named King, but just then, Nicholas not only refuses the crown, but also disowns Mabrey as his uncle. Mia and Peter propose the law on royal marriages be abolished, and the Parliament unanimously gives its assent. Encouraged by Mia and Peter to have their own happy ending, Clarisse proposes to Joe and they are promptly married.

About a week later, Mia and Peter are preparing for their coronation when Nicholas arrives at the palace. He professes his love for Mia on bended knee, and they share a private loving kiss. The next day, Queen Clarisse finally steps down, and Mia and Peter are crowned "Their Majesties Amelia Mignonette Thermopolis Renaldi and Peter James Themopolis Renaldi, King and Queen of Genovia", with all in attendance in the royal palace.

An epilogue shows that Genovian Parliament now allows female members, one of whom is Charlotte Clarisses lady-in-waiting. In a final scene, Queen Mia and King Peter along with The Wiggles officially open a new childrens home with the help of Carolina.

                                     

2. Cast

  • Heather Matarazzo as Lilly Moscovitz
  • Kathleen Marshall as Charlotte Kutaway
  • Greg Page as Greg Wiggle
  • Anne Hathaway as Mia Thermopolis
  • Abigail Breslin as Carolina
  • Caroline Goodall as Helen Thermopolis
  • John Rhys-Davies as Viscount Mabrey
  • Murray Cook as Murray Wiggle
  • Larry Miller as Paolo
  • Jeff Fatt as Jeff Wiggle
  • Cassie Rowell as Olivia
  • Tom Poston as Lord Palimore
  • Paul Paddick as Captain Feathersword
  • Sean OBryan as Patrick OConnell
  • Raven as Princess Asana
  • Spencer Breslin as Prince Jacques
  • Julie Andrews as Queen Clarisse Renaldi
  • Anthony Field as Anthony Wiggle
  • Sam Moran as Professor Singalottasonga
  • Scott Marshall as Shades
  • Chris Pine as Nicholas Deveraux
  • Anna A. White as Brigitta
  • Callum Blue as Andrew Jacoby
  • Hector Elizondo as Joe
  • Erik Bragg as Lionel
  • Shea Curry as Brigitte