Princess Diaries 3 Might Still Happen (According To Julie Andrews)

The Queen of Genovia has decreed it so...

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by Katie Rosseinsky |
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Shut! Up! Every millenial’s favourite fictional royal-in-waiting, Mia Thermopolis, could be returning to the big screen after an all-too-extensive hiatus.

Rumours of a sequel to 2004’s Royal Engagement have been circulating since last year, when director Garry Marshall revealed that he had spoken to Anne Hathaway (or Amelia Mignonette Thermopolis Renaldi, Princess of Genovia, as she’s known in some circles) to moot the idea of returning to everyone’s favourite tiny European principality.

‘I was with Anne Hathaway a couple weeks ago, it looks like we want to do Princess Diaries 3,’ he said. ‘We have to wait until she has the baby and then I think we’re going to do it,’ he said in March last year, later revealing to E! News that he was ‘talking’ to Disney about the project.

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Julie Andrews and Anne Hathaway in The Princess Diaries

When Marshall sadly passed away last summer, though, we lost all hope in the possibility of a reunion – but the Queen of Genovia has spoken, and it seems that the cast are still keen to make the film as a tribute to his memory.

Speaking to Buzzfeed News, Dame Julie Andrews confirmed that ‘there’s talk about [a reunion] and [Anne Hathaway] is very keen to do it. I would willingly and happily do it.’

Do excuse us momentarily while we recreate this celebratory dance…

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‘I think we might do it in honour of him,’ she added. ‘Annie had an idea that she wanted to pursue about it, and I’m all for it, so if she’d like to…’

Before you get too excited, Dame Julie did stress that the film-making process can take a while, and that she is 'not sure what the status is right now.' But as we all well know...

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Cast members Robert Schwartzman, Chris Pine and Hector Elizondo (who played Mia’s bodyguard Joe) have both expressed interest in returning to Genovia, with Elizondo revealing that he’d like to see a female director take the helm.

So, what would a thirty-something Mia actually be like? Will her royal babies go on playdates with Prince George and Princess Charlotte, while Mia compares LK Bennett slingbacks with Kate Middleton? Will Fat Louis befriend Olivia Benson and Meredith Grey Swift? Has Genovia been impacted by Brexit? And are Queen Clarisse and Joe still living in wedded bliss? We want answers, Anne…

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