The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

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Still of Julie Andrews, Heather Matarazzo, Hector Elizondo and Anne Hathaway in The Princess Diaries 2: Royal EngagementStill of Anne Hathaway in The Princess Diaries 2: Royal EngagementStill of Hector Elizondo and Anne Hathaway in The Princess Diaries 2: Royal EngagementStill of Anne Hathaway and Chris Pine in The Princess Diaries 2: Royal EngagementStill of Julie Andrews in The Princess Diaries 2: Royal EngagementStill of Julie Andrews, Hector Elizondo and Anne Hathaway in The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

Now settled in Genovia, Princess Mia faces a new revelation: she's being primed for an arranged marriage to a English suitor.

Release Year: 2004

Rating: 5.2/10 (18,802 voted)

Critic's Score: 43/100

Director: Garry Marshall

Stars: Anne Hathaway, Callum Blue, Julie Andrews

Princess Mia has just turned 21 and is supposed to succeed her grandmother as the Queen of Genovia. But Viscount Mabrey who wishes that his nephew who is also in line to the throne to be the new ruler, reminds everyone of a law that states that an unmarried woman can't be made queen, and with the backing of parliament, he opposes Mia's coronation. But Queen Clarice asks that Mia be allowed time to find a husband, and she is given 30 days. But Mabrey tries to do what he can to stop that. But his nephew, Nicholas has met Mia and they are both attracted to each other but Mia upon learning who he is, dislikes and doesn't trust him but Clarice has invited him to stay with them for the 30 day period to keep an eye on him.

Writers: Meg Cabot, Gina Wendkos

Anne Hathaway - Mia Thermopolis
Julie Andrews - Queen Clarisse Renaldi
Hector Elizondo - Joe
John Rhys-Davies - Viscount Mabrey
Heather Matarazzo - Lilly Moscovitz
Chris Pine - Nicholas Devereaux
Callum Blue - Andrew Jacoby
Kathleen Marshall - Charlotte Kutaway
Tom Poston - Lord Palimore
Joel McCrary - Prime Minister Motaz
Kim Thomson - Reporter Elsie Penworthy
Raven-Symoné - Asana
Larry Miller - Paolo
Caroline Goodall - Helen Thermopolis O'Donnell
Sean O'Bryan - Patrick O'Donnell

Taglines: You are cordially invited to the royal event of the season. R.S.V.P. This Summer


Official Website: Disney |

Release Date: 11 August 2004

Filming Locations: Little Europe, Backlot, Universal Studios - 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $22,956,453 (USA) (15 August 2004) (3472 Screens)

Gross: $95,149,435 (USA) (19 December 2004)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

Julie Andrews loves fresh flowers, and convinced Garry Marshall to use only real flowers in the arrangements inside Rinaldi Castle. During the filming, she was constantly adjusting the arrangements, removing dying blossoms, etc. The centerpiece of the kitchen table (in the scene where Nicholas tops his chocolate mousse) got switched from a large piece (as seen in the background) to the cluster of small flowers seen in the final cut - the original arrangement got in the way of the filming.

Revealing mistakes: Mia is shown practicing archery. In more distant shots, the string of the bow can be seen. In close-ups, however, the bow has no string.

Security Guard Lionel: [into his mike] Eagle is leaving! Eagle is leaving!
Queen Clarisse Renaldi: [stops] In hushed tones, Lionel. Hushed tones.

User Review

Clean, fun fairy tale

Rating: 6/10

How refreshing to attend a non-animated, G-rated movie and enjoy it! As a 41-year-old woman attending with an 82-year-old friend, I expected a light, pretty, romantic fairy tale, and that's exactly what I got. Never saw the first movie, but the "catch-up" work at the beginning made that a non-issue.

Surely, no one would go to this movie expecting to find the meaning of life portrayed on the screen. Come on, folks, this is a Disney princess flick with Julie Andrews and a G-rating; is anybody expecting deep philosophy?

Chick flick? Of course! Especially appealing to young (under 18) chicks? Definitely! Enjoyable to other adult women and men who just want a happy trip to fantasy land with no worries about sex, blood, or blue language? Absolutely!

Take this film at face value and you'll enjoy it. If you can't do that, don't bother seeing it. There are plenty of other "profound" movies out there to inspire, teach, or depress you! Go for a good time and you'll have it.


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