Our friendly neighborhood princess (might) be back.
Talks of a third installment in the beloved movie series The Princess Diaries have made their rounds on the Internet for years, but that was all it ever was: rumors.
Let’s take a stroll down memory lane: back in 2001, royalty changed because Clarisse Renaldi (Julie Andrews), Queen of Genovia, came into Mia Thermopolis’ (Anne Hathaway) life in The Princess Diaries and changed her life (as well as ours) forever. Mia is thrown for a loop when she learns that she’s a real-life princess and the apparent to the crown of the small European principality of Genovia. She then begins a comical journey toward the throne when her grandmother, Queen Clarisse Renaldi, begins giving her “princess lessons.”
The movie went on to become so successful that a second installment, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement was released.
The series is produced by Walt Disney Pictures and is based on Meg Cabot’s 2000 young adult novel of the same name.
Earlier in the year, Hathaway confirmed that a script for the third installment existed, and that Andrews as well as producer Debra Martin Chase wanted to produce the movie.
“We all really want it to happen. It’s just we don’t want to unless it’s perfect because we love it just as much as you guys love it,” Hathaway said during an episode of ‘Watch What Happens Live.’
Even Chris Pine, the actor who played everyone’s favorite almost-king of Genovia, had expressed excitement to return as Nicholas Devereaux.