Netflix announces sequel A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding

'Must not become a meme'

Clarisse Loughrey@clarisselou
Saturday 19 May 2018 09:39
A Christmas Prince - Trailer

A minor obsession of many a faithful Netflix streamer is getting a sequel.

The service tweeted on Friday the perfectly timed revelation that A Christmas Prince would be getting a follow-up, on the eve of the wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

The teaser for A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding shows Amber Moore (Rose McIver) and Prince Richard (Ben Lamb) both watching the royal celebrations.

A clip which also poked fun at the first film's internet reaction - in short, the many jokes - with Amber's notes on her own wedding reading: "Must not become a meme".

The first film followed Amber, a young journalist, who's sent to the fictional town of Aldovia to get the scoop on a local playboy prince poised to become king - a plot perfectly summed up by the tagline: “Royalty. Romance. And a really handsome prince. He's her most important assignment to date.”

Netflix has said the sequel will pick up right after the first film's ending, in which Amber helped Richard secure the royal crown: she'll struggle with her insecurity over whether she's fit to be a queen, he'll tackle a scandal that could threaten the monarchy.

Alice Krige will also return as Queen Helena; John Schultz will direct, taking over from Alex Zamm. A release date is yet to be announced.

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