Royalty in Film

This is a compilation of royalty (mainly monarchs, consorts and descendents) portrayed in film (movies and TV series/miniseries/movies). You can also find the list on my imdb list. Most of these films are filled with inaccuracies (as expected) so please take care not to believe everything you watch. 😉

AUSTRIA

  • Sissi Trilogy – Empress Sisi, Franz-Joseph I
  • Sisi (2009) – Empress Sisi, Franz-Joseph I
  • The Crown Prince (Kronprinz Rudolf) (2006) – Crown Prince Rudolph, Empress Sisi, Franz-Joseph I

CHINA

  • The Last Emperor (1987) – Emperor Puyi, Dowager Empress Cixi
  • 1911 (2011) – Emperor Puyi, Dowager Empress Cixi

DENMARK

  • A Royal Affair (2012) – Christian VII, Caroline Mathilde, Frederick VI
  • Mary: The Making of a Princess (Dec 2015) – Crown Prince Frederick, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Henrik

ANCIENT EGYPT

GREAT BRITAIN

FRANCE

  • Henri IV (2010) – Henri IV, Queen Margot
  • La Reine Margot (1994) – Charles IX, Henri IV, Queen Margot
  • The Three Musketeers (1993/1973/2011) – Louis XIII, Anne of Austria
  • The Musketeer (2001) – Louis XIII, Anne of Austria
  • The Museteers (2014-Present) – Louis XIII, Anne of Austria
  • Louis, enfant roi (1993) – Louis XIV
  • Le Roi Danse –  Louis XIV
  • The Man in the Iron Mask – Anne of Austria, Louis XIV
  • Madame de Pompadour, the King’s Favourite (2006) – Louis XIV
  • Versailles, le rêve d’un roi (2008) – Louis XIV
  • Vatel (2000) – Louis XIV
  • Marie Antoinette
    • Marie Antoinette (2006) – Louis XV, Louis XVI
    • The Affair of the Necklace (2001) – Louis XVI
    • Farewell, My Queen (2012)
  • Napoleon (2002) – Napoleon, Marie-Louise

GERMANY

  • Ludwig (1972) – Ludwig II, Empress Sisi
  • Ludwig II (2012) – Ludwig II, Empress Sisi

HAWAII

MONACO

RUSSIA

SPAIN

SWEDEN

  • The Girl King / Tyttökuningas (2015) – Kristina of Sweden, Carl X Gustav

SIAM/THAILAND

  • Anna and the King (1999) – Mongkut
  • The King & I (1956) – Mongkut

FICTIONAL

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HRH Prince George’s Debut!

23 July 2013

The royal trio (i.e. Prince William, his wife Catherine, and their son, Baby Cambridge) left St Mary’s Hospital today at around 19:15 BST. Many of us had been sitting in front of the telly or a/many electronic device(s), watching the royal baby monitor for hours. Fine, we were staring at a door – the Lindo Wing door.

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I was quite lucky for I awoke later and waited only 1 hour or so before the royal trio exited the doors. We were blown away by how lovely the Duchess looked in her pale blue polka dot dress and were ecstatic when we saw the little bundle waving his fingers. I’ve included some tweets with photos from the day:

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24 July 2013

We didn’t have to wait long for Baby Cambridge’s name. We now know him as HRH Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge!

What’s in a name?

A nickname for the prince?

25 July 2013

For British Columbians, there was one more reason to celebrate the royal birth and the naming of the little prince: we have a city named Prince George!

Sure enough, the Mayor of Prince George has declared 22 July as Prince George of Cambridge Day!

I would just like to include this quote from the article as it is quite symbolic:

Assembly of First Nations Chief Shawn Atleo and his wife, Nancy, opted to make a symbolic addition to the young prince’s wardrobe with footwear from aboriginal-owned Canadian company, Manitobah Mukluks. “This gift symbolizes the historic ties between the Aboriginal peoples of Canada and the Crown, and will serve as a continued token of friendship,” Atleo said in a statement.

I would like to visit Prince George, BC in 2015, especially since the Canada Winter Games will be hosted there. I’m certain the residents of PG would be elated if the royal trio could visit BC then! Do drop by Vancouver too, Your Royal Highnesses! 😉

Welcome Baby Cambridge!

The Duchess of Cambridge delivered a healthy 8lb 6oz. baby prince today, 22 July, at 16:24 BST. The public was informed around 4 hours later through the press and shortly after, the official announcement was displayed outside Buckingham Palace.

I would like to congratulate TRH The  Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their new addition!

We are all very much looking forward to learning the name of the baby Cambridge, who shall be known as HRH Prince [Name] of Cambridge*, as well as seeing his adorable face!

* Royal Titles Tips:

In the meantime, we may use:

The royal trio will be staying overnight at St Mary’s Hospital:

Thank you to all royal news reporters and bloggers who did their very best to keep us updated on the labour and royal birth! 🙂

What happens next?

A Fairytale Birthday Dream Come True

Ever since we found out that HRH The Duchess of Cambridge was pregnant, I had been hoping – longing – for a July baby – in fact, I was hoping a Royal Baby would be born on the 21st. Although the Royal Baby was not born on my birthday – perhaps all the better! – he shares my baptism birthday, so I suppose I can say that my birthday wish was answered after all. Thanks to the time difference, Baby Cambridge and I will share part of our birthdays on the same days. 🙂

The best part about it all is that I found out that the Duchess went into labour in the earlier hours of the 22nd, which was still the 21st for me. It was perhaps the best birthday news I could receive! I did my best to stay up but I had to nap from 3-8am (in fact, altogether, I slept for around 7 hours). The 22nd was quite an insane morning as I’d learned that one of my cats was missing (though I later found him within 5 min. of learning the news) and I had to help my parents quickly pack. I carried on with my chores for the day and quite conveniently returned to Twitter when the royal reporters announced that something was about to happen.

I was thrilled to learn that the Duchess of Cambridge had given birth to a prince 4 hours earlier! I was very happy for her as we were informed she had been hoping for a boy too!

Many of my followers and readers may know that earlier in February (on the 19th), I posted about how I suddenly felt that HRH The Duchess of Cambridge was carrying a baby boy. This was in spite of the fact that I had a dream in January that I was informed the Duchess would have a girl. Furthermore, it seemed as if everyone was hoping for a girl. Many believed the royal baby had to be a girl, given all the symptoms of the Duchess’ early stages of pregnancy. Despite the fact that I had been right about every 21st Century royal birth, I even doubted myself. ‘I could be very wrong this time,’ I thought, ‘It’s just a lucky guess.’

When I read the first tweets on the birth announcement this afternoon (evening in the UK) in Vancouver, I covered my mouth. Hundreds (very well, maybe 20) of tweets flooded my Twitter feed with: “It’s a boy!”

This [royal baby gender predicting gut instinct] is something I don’t and might never understand. I do not intend to use it for betting purposes. At the moment, I feel like a godmother to all the royal children. 🙂

Sharing Birthdays

Baby Cambridge celebrates his birthday with another royal baby, HRH Prince Felix of Denmark, who turns 11 today!

I was curious to know how many babies were born to mothers around the world today, 22 July.We may have to wait until tomorrow for the figures but we know that approx. 2,000 were born in the UK today:

Let us (royalists, monarchists, royal watchers) not forget that every baby is precious and a royal to his/her parents.

Welcome to the world little ones! 🙂

Also sharing a birthday with Baby Cambridge is one of the Duchess’ charity, EACH Hospice!

How to congratulate TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Royal Baby Memorabilia

There’s more of course! 😉

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I hope all of you had a wonderful Monday welcoming Baby Cambridge. It was intense but everyone is well and now we may catch up on our sleep! 🙂

Coronation Service

Thoughts on today’s Coronation Service

This morning, the entire royal family attended the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation service at Westminster Abbey. Due to the time difference, I was not able to watch the service so I was at least 6 hours behind when I read the updates on Twitter. While most of the accounts I follow were excited to see what the Duchess of Cambridge would be wearing, I was far more interested in what the Queen would pick out. To my dismay, I had to scroll through hundreds of Kate tweets before I was able to find more photos of the Queen. In fact, even headlines were about the Duchess of Cambridge rather than the Queen. While it is always exciting to see the Duchess of Cambridge – for she always looks beautiful – today was supposed to be about the Queen. Just to be clear, this is not the Duchess’ fault for it is clear she was not trying to steal the limelight. The Duchess of Cambridge dressed quite similarly to her outfit for the Diamond Jubilee service last year (see photo).

What upset me and a few other readers was that the media preferred to focus on the Duchess (i.e. what she wore) rather than on the Queen, whose special day they were celebrating.

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Of course, can the media be blamed entirely if they are trying to cater to their subscribers? If many of the readers and viewers demand “Kate! Kate!” would the reporters and photographers not do their best to give them what they want? We had already seen this happen at the Diamond Jubilee last year. Did we really think that today’s service would be any different?

I hope the Queen enjoyed today’s service. I was happy to see that her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, could be with her on this special day. I don’t know if you’ve ever noticed this, but the Queen always looks more joyful when her husband is with her. After all, he’s been at her side for more than 60 years! She must have also been glad to see her six maids of honour again. I enjoyed reading about their reunion and hope that my memory will also be as good as theirs when I’m old. 🙂

Now, the fun part – see my fashion favourites below:

Best hats

1. Queen Elizabeth II – Pale blue roses against pale gold fabric. It’s the perfect combination for the Queen to match her aquamarine brooch.

2. Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall – I’m not usually a fan of the hats that the Duchess of Cornwall wears but this one is my new favourite of hers!

3. Autumn Phillips – Yes, clearly I like roses.

Best outfit

1. Queen Elizabeth II – The Angela Kelly silk brocade dress coat, along with the Cornelia James gloves, and cute bow patent pumps… Our Queen is always tastefully dressed!

2. Princess Beatrice – Although we could not see all of her Roland Mouret dress, I liked her black dress coat by Hannah Coffin with embellishments. She looked very elegant today. (see more)

3. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge – Plain? Still elegant in her Jenny Packham lace dress and coat. I was actually hoping she would wear lace. 🙂 Unfortunately, as mentioned last year, I’m not a fan of the big flower on the Jane Taylor pillbox hat. (see more)

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