I'll admit it. I was absolutely one of those people that woke up at 5 am, wore a tiara, drank tea, and ate scones while watching Prince Harry wed Meghan Markle. Don't judge me. I know you secretly wish you were up riding in a carriage through the English countryside waving to thousands of adoring subjects.
As time has passed, my obsession with the Royal Wedding has failed to fade. And since we have decades of waiting ahead of us until Prince George (who is my spirit animal) weds a royal of his own, I have taken to watching classic princess movies to fill the void in my heart. Here are my top 10 princess movie recommendations to help overcome the Royal Wedding Hangover!
1. The Princess Diaries
If I could rule over any land, I would chose Genovia. I mean, come on, you can't beat the royal lineage of Queen Clarisse Renaldi and Princess Mia Thermopolis. Plus, this quote is legendary.
2. The Princess Bride
Leaving this classic movie off the list? INCONCEIVABLE!
3. A Cinderella Story
Okay, while technically no royal crowning is involved in this movie, there is a very attractive guy, an evil step-mother, and two bratty step-sisters. Plus, this response is iconic so it definitely counts and you should definitely watch it.
4. Ever After
A woman with a witty tongue who cares about the common people and gets to wear an outfit like this? This is the type of princess I signed up in my dreams to be!
5. The Prince and Me
Okay, this movie is #goals. Forget making the Dean's List at college, I want to meet a gorgeous Danish prince who falls madly in love with me but patiently waits for me to finish college before putting a royal ring on it. Are there any princes in the business school that I'm unaware of? Because I happen to know someone who would make the PERFECT princess for your kingdom...
6. Ella Enchanted
First off, Anne Hathaway is pretty much a queen for how many royal films she slays. Secondly, Prince Char in Ella Enchanted is the reason I have lost countless hours re-watching this movie. Lastly, I will never get over the wedding dance scene for as long as my dream of being a princess is alive and well. (Which means forever)
7. Roman Holiday
I absolutely adore Audrey Hepburn and don't need a movie to tell me that she's a princess. But the fact that she plays a rebellious royal in Roman Holiday just makes her that much better.
The perfect movie for when you wish the classic characters you grew up with could come to life! Also, getting to stare at Patrick Dempsey for two hours never hurts.
9. Princess Protection Program
This movie serves the dual purpose of fulfilling your princess cravings while satisfying your yearning for Disney's glory days.
Because this list wouldn't be complete without the OG, the ever beautiful Cinderella. I'm still waiting for my fairy godmother to show up and "bibbidi-boppidi-boo" me into becoming Kate Middleton or Meghan Markle.