The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

Last Updated on: January 20th, 2024

The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004 Movie)

“The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement” is a romantic comedy film released in 2004 and is the sequel to the 2001 film “The Princess Diaries.” It is directed by Garry Marshall and stars Anne Hathaway, reprising her role as Mia Thermopolis, and Julie Andrews as Queen Clarisse Renaldi.

The film picks up with Mia Thermopolis, who is now a college graduate and ready to assume her duties as the princess of the fictional kingdom of Genovia. However, her reign is challenged when she discovers that she cannot become queen without getting married within 30 days of her 21st birthday.

Mia is faced with the pressure of finding a suitable husband while navigating the complexities of royal protocol and the expectations of her subjects. As she embarks on the search for a husband, she is courted by different suitors, each with their unique qualities and backgrounds.

Among the suitors is Andrew Jacoby, who works for the Genovian Parliament and initially seems to be the most likely candidate for marriage. However, as the days pass, Mia finds herself drawn to another suitor, Nicholas Devereaux, who is a charming and dashing duke from a neighboring kingdom.

Amidst the whirlwind of royal engagements and romantic entanglements, Mia must also contend with Lady Mabrey, a scheming noblewoman who seeks to undermine her position as princess and manipulate the succession to the Genovian throne.

As Mia faces the challenges of her royal responsibilities and her own heart, she must make important decisions that will not only impact her own future but also the future of her kingdom.

“The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement” is a heartwarming and humorous film that continues the journey of Mia Thermopolis as she comes to terms with her identity and the responsibilities of being a princess. The film explores themes of love, duty, and self-discovery, all set against the backdrop of a charming and fictional European kingdom.

The movie received a positive reception from audiences, and Anne Hathaway’s endearing performance as Mia was praised by critics. The film’s delightful blend of romance, humor, and fairy-tale elements resonated with both young and adult viewers, making it a beloved addition to the Disney film library.

Overall, “The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement” is a delightful sequel that continues the enchanting story of Mia Thermopolis, showcasing the joys and challenges of royalty, while also reminding viewers of the importance of staying true to oneself and following one’s heart.

Fun Facts

  • The film features a royal palace that was constructed specifically for the movie at a location in California. The opulent palace set adds to the grandeur and fairy tale feel of the film’s royal scenes.
  • In the movie, Julie Andrews reprises her role as Queen Clarisse Renaldi, and she even sings a song. This marked one of her first singing performances in a film since her iconic role as Maria in “The Sound of Music.”
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

Additional Details

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  • Year Released: 2004
  • Type of Movie: Live-Action
  • Box Office: $134.7 million
  • IMDB Link


  • Anne Hathaway: Mia Thermopolis
  • Julie Andrews: Queen Clarisse Renaldi
  • Héctor Elizondo: Joe
  • John Rhys-Davies: Viscount Mabrey
  • Heather Matarazzo: Lilly Moscovitz
  • Chris Pine: Nicholas Deveraux
  • Callum Blue: Andrew Jacoby
  • Kathleen Marshall: Charlotte Kutaway
  • Tom Poston: Lord Palimore
  • Raven: Princess Asana
  • Larry Miller: Paolo
  • Shea Curry: Lady’s Maid Brigitte
  • Anna A. White: Lady’s Maid Brigitta
  • Cassie Rowell: Lady’s Maid Olivia
  • Jennifer Jackson: Lady’s Maid Priscilla
  • Erik Bragg: Security Guard Lionel
  • Scott Marshall: Security Guard Shades
  • Claudia Katz: Palace Housekeeper Freda
  • Allan Kent: Braclet Palace Footman
  • Wesley Horton: Tiara Palace Footman
  • Alec Nemser: Dancing Palace Footman Felix
  • Jon Ligget: Queen Clarisse’s Palace Footman
  • Jane Morris: Servant Girl
  • Charlee Corra Disney: Princess Charlee
  • Paul Vogt: Lord Crawley
  • Chan Goo: Johnny Blu
  • Stan Lee: Three Stooges Wedding Guest
  • Aimee Adams Hall: Princess Aimee
  • Abigail Breslin: Carolina
  • Spencer Breslin: Prince Jacques


  • Director: Garry Marshall
  • Producers: Whitney Houston and Debra Martin Chase
  • Music: John Debney

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