A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding continues the story we have followed in the movie that Netflix released at the same time last year, now giving more emphasis to the drama than to simply being a light comedy for this Christmas period. Not that the new film has become sad or tense – far from it. It brings back all the magic involved in the first feature but now dealing with the consequences of the main characters’ choices (watch here).
In the story of A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding, we have the return of Amber, the American journalist, after almost a year of the first meeting with the now-king of Aldóvia. Already wearing an engagement ring in her hand, it is time to officiate the ceremony, and also to stay within the whole protocol that involves this marriage. For King Richard, this is very common, since he is accustomed to all this pomp. But for Amber, everything is new, and she really likes her freedom and privacy. Although dazzled by the castle’s environment where she’ll live after marriage, she begins to be pressured to fit within the traditions of the kingdom, and her struggle is to know if she’ll stay with her great love and fit into this situation or if she’ll leave and maintain her freedom.
Luckily, the actors who play the main pair deliver. Amber is played by Rose McIver, who may not have a well-known face – her main film role so far was as a supporting actress in Peter Jackson’s “The Lovely Bones” in 2009 but has a fairly solid career in TV, with roles in “Masters of Sex”, “iZombie”, “Power Rangers: RPM” and especially as Tinker Bell’s voice in “Once Upon a Time”. Here she is sure to pass on Amber’s insecurity in following a path full of protocols and traditions, contrary to what her life as a journalist in New York provides.
Finally, it is worth to say that the film, despite having all this existential question, is very funny, having good comedy moments. It’s the kind of movie to watch at this time of year, and that’s a tradition among film addicts – the kind of custom no one can break.
Synopsis 1: Last year, she found her prince. This year, she’s marrying a king. But what if she’s not cut out to be queen?
Synopsis 2: A year after helping Richard secure the crown, Amber returns to Aldovia to plan their wedding. But her simple tastes clash with royal protocol.
Age rating: Everyone;