After the surprise runaway success of last year's A Christmas Prince, Netflix's syrupy rom-com with a plot spat out by a neural network that only watches Hallmark holiday specials, it was inevitable that we'd get a sequel. Also timed to the holiday season, the follow-up sees our royal couple back in action and ready for their nuptials. Or… are they?
If you haven't seen the first -- and it would be a surprise if you haven't, as this movie is, again, inexplicably popular -- it follows young Amber (Rose McIver), a magazine journalist at the start of her career who gets shunted off to the fictional kingdom of Aldovia to cover a press conference around the holiday season. Hungry for a scoop, she pretends to be the young princess's governess and finagles her way into the family festivities, falling in love with the playboy crown prince Richard (Ben Lamb) for good measure.
Spoiler alert: after some plot happens and problems arise that are swiftly dealt with, Amber and Prince Richard find themselves engaged, Amber more than ready to start her new life as a part of the royal family. Which is where A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding picks up, nearly a year later, with Amber swiftly realizing she's bitten off a little more than she can chew, given how complicated being a royal family member can be. Will she survive all the dress fittings? Will she charm the rest of the family as much as she's charmed her betrothed? Will she ever stop blogging?