‘A Christmas Prince 3’ Is Officially Happening — and There’s a Royal Baby Involved!
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle aren’t the only ones who will be celebrating the arrival of a royal baby this year. Netflix took to Twitter on Monday, March 11, to reveal that A Christmas Prince is getting another sequel — and this one will feature a new addition to Amber and Prince Richard’s family.
“Some personal news…” the See What’s Next account captioned the announcement, which featured an ultrasound of a baby wearing a crown in utero. According to the photo, the third movie, aptly titled “A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby,” will debut this holiday season.
Some personal news… pic.twitter.com/LXjzFc6U9D
— See What's Next (@seewhatsnext) March 11, 2019
The sequel will be the third installment in the Christmas Prince series, which began in 2017. The original film introduced viewers to aspiring journalist Amber (Rose McIver), who went undercover as a royal tutor to get some scoop on Prince Richard (Ben Lamb), the future king of Aldovia. Naturally, they fell in love instead, and in 2018’s A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding, they tied the knot.
Interestingly, both movies coincided with major milestones in the British royal family. The film with Richard and Amber’s engagement debuted just 10 days before Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement, and the fictional royal wedding hit Netflix just months after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said “I do” in May.
The original Christmas Prince movie has become something of a cult hit among fans of feel-good holiday flicks. After it came out, Netflix famously tweeted, “To the 53 people who’ve watched A Christmas Prince every day for the past 18 days: Who hurt you?”
McIver, for one, loves the reaction from fans. “There are projects I’ve been a part of [with] all sorts of expectations around them and then nothing’s happened and vice versa,” McIver said in February 2018, after the release of the first film. “But A Christmas Prince was a lot of fun to be part of and I’m glad it seems to have found a great audience. People responded to it. I had a good laugh.”
A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby is set to hit Netflix this holiday season.
(Photo via Netflix)