Box art for The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

  • Rated G

children & family, comedy, romance


Princess Mia's already complicated life is turned upside down when she learns that in order to take the throne as queen, she has to get married - in 30 days! With ANNE HATHAWAY and JULIE ANDREWS!

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    25%
  • Audience Score
    60%

common sense

ON for kids age 6
Consumerism
2 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
0 out of 5
Educational value
0 out of 5
Language
0 out of 5
Positive messages
2 out of 5
Positive role models
2 out of 5
Sexy Stuff
1 out of 5
Violence & scariness
1 out of 5

A fun romp for girls of all ages.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this modern-day fairy tale sequel preserves the lighthearted fish-out-of-water comedy of the original Princess Diaries. Princess Mia is still delightfully overwhelmed by her unexpected ascent to the throne, but now, more grown up, she has to tackle some important matters such as marriage, true love, and her responsibility to the kingdom of Genovia. There are several scenes with romantic kisses, including a couple of the foot-popping variety.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about how this sequel compares with The Princess Diaries. Do you like it as well? Less? More?
  • Familes also might want to discuss how difficult it is to change centuries-old traditions, especially in royal families. Have you seen video footage of any royal weddings, like the 2011 wedding of England's Prince William and Kate Middleton?
  • What do you think Mia might do in the months that follow the movie's end?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: Offers enough glossy good cheer to appeal to everyone.

- Carla Meyer, San Francisco Chronicle, Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Rotten: It's an 8-year-old girl's fantasy of adulthood, right down to the purple-and-scarlet uniforms worn by the Genovian National Guard.

- Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer, Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Rotten: We all love a good fairy tale, but the enchantment is missing in this predictable sequel.

- Claudia Puig, USA Today, Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Audience Reviews

3 stars

Cute.

- dreamfaeries, Friday, November 10, 2006

4 stars

A lovely performance from Hathaway... She's be a great queen someday

- ajaymuthecooldevils, Friday, June 2, 2006

3 stars

In the Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, Mia turns 21, and is preparing to take over her grandmother's position as queen of Genovia. When she arrives, she is surprised to find out that unless she gets married within the next 30 days, she is not fit to be queen. There is also a conspiracy against her carried on by a member of parliament (John Rhys-Davies) who wants his obnoxious nephew (Chris Pine) to become the future king of Genovia. Together with the Queen, Mia finds the perfect candidate for her arranged marriage, he's handsome and diplomatic and honest but there is no spark. To complicate matters, Mia ends up falling for the nephew. Will She or he abdicate for love in the end ...or will she oblige to a 'duty' marriage in order to save the throne?? The first one was really good. It was pretty funny, witty, entertaining, and put a smile on my face but although this one had its moments, it offers nothing new.

- xxdebxx, Tuesday, March 16, 2010