A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby (2019)

A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby
Director: John Schultz
Writer: Karen Schaler, Nate Atkins
Sequel to: A Christmas Prince, A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding
Cast: Rose McIver, Ben Lamb, Alice Krige, Honor Kneafsey, Kevin Shen, Momo Yeung, Sarah Douglas, Theo Devaney, John Guerrasio, Tahirah Sharif, Joel McVeagh, Richard Ashton, Raj Bajaj, Crystal Yu, Madra Ihegborow
Seen on: 28.12.2019

Plot:
Things are going well for King Richard (Ben Lamb) and Queen Amber (Rose McIver) – they are expecting their first baby and could not be happier. But before the baby’s arrival, they still have a very important duty to fulfill: King Tai (Kevin Shen) and Queen Ming (Momo Yeung) are coming for a state visit to re-sign the treaty that has ensured peaceful relations between their two kingdoms for centuries. But when the treaty goes missing, not only is at a diplomatic catastrophe, but it also means that a curse hangs over the unborn baby.

After having seen A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby, I felt like I had hit rock bottom – but in the way that I had finally firm ground under my feet again and was thus able to finally walk away from the Christmas movie bonanza that had started to worry me. This is not a recommendation for the film as a movie, but if you should find yourself in the same situation I was in, it might be the emergency ejector seat that you need.

The film poster showing King Richard (Ben Lamb) and Queen Amber (Rose McIver) who cradles a notable baby bump.
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A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding (2018)

A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding
Director: John Schultz
Writer: Karen Schaler, Nate Atkins
Sequel to: A Christmas Prince
Cast: Rose McIver, Ben Lamb, Alice Krige, Honor Kneafsey, Sarah Douglas, Theo Devaney, John Guerrasio, Tahirah Sharif, Joel McVeagh, Tom Knight, Richard Ashton, Raj Bajaj, Simon Dutton, Katarina Cas
Seen on: 28.12.2019

Plot:
It’s been a year that Amber (Rose McIver) and Richard (Ben Lamb) got together and Richard ascended to the throne. Now they are planning their wedding. Or rather, everyone is planning their wedding for them, with Amber having a very hard time to have her wishes respected, or heard at all. Maybe her discomfort means that she shouldn’t become a queen in the first place? Richard is also not much help as he is preoccupied with the failing finances of his kingdom that run counter to all of his modernization intiatives.

I honestly can’t really tell you why I even watched A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding, given that the first one wasn’t a particularly great experience for me. The Royal Wedding was even worse – and I still couldn’t pry myself away from the screen or stop myself from watching the sequel.

The film poster showing Amber (Rose McIver) and Richard (Ben Lamb) dancing.
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A Christmas Prince (2017)

A Christmas Prince
Director: Alex Zamm
Writer: Karen Schaler, Nate Atkins
Cast: Rose McIver, Ben Lamb, Alice Krige, Honor Kneafsey, Sarah Douglas, Emma Louise Saunders, Theo Devaney, Daniel Fathers, Tahirah Sharif, Amy Marston, Joel McVeagh, Tom Knight, Richard Ashton
Seen on: 28.12.2019

Plot:
Budding journalist Amber (Rose McIver) gets the opportunity to report on the succession of Prince Richard (Ben Lamb) who has so far shown no inclination to take on responsibility: if he doesn’t accept the throne within the next weeks, he will forfeit his right to it altogether. But instead of an enlightening press conference, Amber gets no info whatsoever. By coincidence, she is mistaken as the tutor for Princess Emily (Honor Kneafsey) and takes the opportunity to go undercover to find out more about the royal household. It soon turns out that Richard is quite different than Amber thought.

A Christmas Prince is probably the epitome of Christmas movies. As such it and its sequels are practically inescapable, but they also made me reach the point where I could finally get out of my Christmas movie stupor. Because it really is a bit much, especially watching all three

The film poster showing Prince Richard (Ben Lamb) and Amber (Rose McIver).
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