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A Royal Christmas (2014)

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Prince Leopold, heir to the throne of Cordinia, wishes to marry his young love Emily Taylor, a humble seamstress from Philadelphia. But Leopold's mother, Queen Isadora has other plans for her son.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lacey Chabert ... Emily Taylor
Stephen Hagan ... Leo James / Prince Leopold
Jane Seymour ... Isadora - Queen of Cordinia
Katherine Flynn ... Natasha, Duchess of Warren
Simon Dutton ... Victor
Mitchell Mullen ... Bud Taylor
Katrina Nare ... Toni
Diana Dumitrescu ... Olivia
Vlad Ianus Vlad Ianus ... Will
Kate Loustau ... Galina, Baroness of Newbury
Ionut Grama Ionut Grama ... Kent, Baron of Newbury
Alice O'Mahoney Alice O'Mahoney ... Poppy
Anne Gould Anne Gould ... Sister Agatha (as Annie Gould)
Mihai Niculescu ... Grand Duke of Canterbury
Olivia Krevoy Olivia Krevoy ... Teenage Girl
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Storyline

Prince Leopold, heir of queen Isadora of Cordinia (a fictitious cheap Monaco version), enjoyed studying incognito in Philadelphia and shocks his mother by bringing home a lasting souvenir: Yankee seamstress and would be-designer Emily Taylor, to whom he proposed just before unveiling his royal identity. Isidora is hell-bent on chasing the commoner intruder and marrying Leo off to an eager, overconfident aristocratic youth friend, Natasha, Duchess of Warren. Leopold, the devoted palace butler Victor and his staff are rather pleased with Emily and her fast progress in society manners, but Isidora won't give up until she breaks Leopold's heart. Written by KGF Vissers

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Bucharest, Romania See more »

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Both Roger Moore of the semi-prequel A Princess for Christmas (2011) and Simon Dutton played the character of Simon Templar in different versions of The Saint (1962). See more »

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The orchestra that plays during the Christmas ball scene is primarily made up of strings. However, what is heard is played by a full orchestra (drums, woodwinds, etc.). See more »

Quotes

Leo James: Don't worry. We'll be back in plenty of time to embarrass you in front of your dinner guests.
Isadora - Queen of Cordinia: I have no doubt about that.
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Christmas Wish
Written and Produced by Alex Geringas and Alex Zamm
Performed by Kevin Osborne
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A seasonal delight
7 December 2015 | by barryrdSee all my reviews

A Royal Christmas is a glossy piece of holiday fluff. It's Christmas and who doesn't like a well put together, seasonal movie. Well to start with, some of the critics don't. But we always look for that next classic Christmas movie to go along with Miracle on Thirty-Fourth St., Alistair Sims' or George C. Scott's Scrooge, The Bishop's Wife, Christmas in Connecticut, The Holly and the Ivy and a few more recent ones that come close to being in the classics range like Home Alone or The Santa Clause. Of course, the great ones don't come along every year.

As for this one, I really did take to the leading characters and actors in the movie, with longtime movie stalwart Jayne Seymour as the Queen, adding icing and some icy behaviour to this Christmas cake of a movie. She was impressive in her role as the mother from hell combined with her other role as an elegant and charming Queen of a fantasy land that reminds us of Monaco or Liechtenstein. Lacey Chabert, as the fun-loving seamstress/designer, is a girl with talent and personality who charms the Queen's son and the palace staff (if not the guards) and Stephen Hagan as Leopold James, the Prince Charming who certainly filled the bill as the tall, well-tailored prince madly in love with the girl of his dreams. Katharine Flynn as the wannabe bride, the Duchess of Warren, was the only weak link in an otherwise fine cast. The young couple in love are polar opposites in background and personality but a perfect example of two young people in love, in a fairy tale world of course.

The music, the sets, and the upstairs-downstairs characters and everything about the movie were smartly arranged. The supporting cast was great, from Simon Dutton as the butler (watch for a surprise!) to the family of the commoner in love with her prince. Of course, it was all in the Hallmark tradition of giving us something Christmassy to wallow in for the holidays. See it and just let yourself enjoy the treat.


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