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If you love reading, chances are you’ve already either read or heard of this book. I’m talking about none other than Casey McQuiston’s 2019 debut book titled Red, White & Royal Blue.
I’ve heard a lot of great reviews about this book. Reportedly, it’s an “instant New York Times and USA Today bestseller.” Moreover, it also won the Goodreads Choice Award Winner for Best Debut, and Best Romance of 2019, and it is the Best Book of the Year for Vogue, NPR, Vanity Fair, and many more.
Needless to say, this book piqued my interest so I’ve been wanting to read this for the longest time, but unfortunately, I’m currently into LGBTQ manhwas and mangas (the last one I read being No Moral by Tehanu, but I’m digressing).
But no matter because we’re in for a treat! Amazon Prime Video is bringing this beloved novel from page to the screen and we don’t have to wait long either as we can all start streaming Red, White & Royal Blue on August 11. Check out below the book’s synopsis and the reviews here if you wish to read it before the movie drops.
What happens when America’s First Son falls in love with the Prince of Wales?
When his mother became President, Alex Claremont-Diaz was promptly cast as the American equivalent of a young royal. Handsome, charismatic, genius―his image is pure millennial-marketing gold for the White House. There’s only one problem: Alex has a beef with the actual prince, Henry, across the pond. And when the tabloids get hold of a photo involving an Alex-Henry altercation, U.S./British relations take a turn for the worse.
Heads of family, state, and other handlers devise a plan for damage control: staging a truce between the two rivals. What at first begins as a fake, Instragramable friendship grows deeper, and more dangerous, than either Alex or Henry could have imagined. Soon Alex finds himself hurtling into a secret romance with a surprisingly unstuffy Henry that could derail the campaign and upend two nations and begs the question: Can love save the world after all? Where do we find the courage, and the power, to be the people we are meant to be? And how can we learn to let our true colors shine through? Casey McQuiston’s Red, White & Royal Blue proves: true love isn’t always diplomatic.
Annnd, here is the first look at the Red, White & Royal Blue:
Alex Claremont-Diaz is played by American actor Taylor Zakhar Perez who’s best known for portraying Marco Valentin Peña in The Kissing Booth 2. He is the handsome 21-year-old son of the first female president of the United States (played by actress Uma Thurman), he stands five foot nine and has dark, curly hair and brown eyes.
Meanwhile, Nicholas Galitzine plays the role of Prince Henry. The actor is best known for playing Prince Robert in Cinderella (2021) and Luke in Purple Hearts (2022).
Red, White & Royal Blue also stars Stephen Fry, Thomas Flynn, Sarah Shahi, and Clifton Collins Jr. to name a few.