The story so far: rebellious, awkward teen, Mia Thermopolis (Anne Hathaway) discovers that her single mum, Helen (Caroline Goodall) once had a brief fling with the prince of a small European principality called Genovia, making Mia the sole heir to the throne. Mias no-nonsense grandmother, the formidable Queen Clarisse Renaldi (Julie Andrews) arrives to prepare her for the task - but its not a smooth transition for the reluctant teen until she finally realises where her royal duties lie
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement is the continuing story of Mia, now transformed into the elegant (although occasionally clumsy) Princess Mia of Genovia and, with the arrival of her 21st birthday, ready to assume the role of queen as her grandmother steps down. But theres a glitch. The conniving Viscount Mabrey (John Rhys-Davies) informs the members of parliament that he believes his nephew, Nicholas Deveraux (Chris Pine) is a more suitable prospect for Genovias royal ruler, reminding them of an age-old rule that states that only a married woman can become queen. Mia, who doesnt even have as much as a steady boyfriend in tow, has 30 days to marry
or give up the throne!
Flipping through a list of suitable prospects, Mia settles on Andrew Jacoby (Callum Blue) the very likable Duke of Kenilworth. The couple likes each other and gets on well. So what if theyre not actually in love. Queen Clarisse married out of duty - and then fell in love - so maybe things will work out for Mia. But not if Mabrey has anything to do with it. Still determined to steal the crown for his nephew, he tells Nicholas to woo Mia, make her fall in love with him and undermine her plan to marry Andrew.