The Red, White & Royal Blue movie adaptation: Everything you need to know

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We love it when one of our favourite books gets turned into a movie or TV series. I mean, we could not get enough of Daisy Jones & The Six. And the bestselling novel and BookTok favourite Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston is coming to our screens very soon.

The novel, which was released in 2019, is an LGBTQ romance that focuses on the relationship between of Prince Henry, a British royal, and Alex Claremont-Diaz, a First Son of the United States.

So, whether you’re counting down the days until its release, like us, or prefer to watch the movie first before reading the book, here’s everything you need to know about the Red, White & Royal Blue movie adaptation…

What is Red, White & Royal Blue about?

According to the book’s publishers, the book asks the question, “what happens when America's First Son falls in love with the Prince of Wales?”

“Alex Claremont-Diaz is handsome, charismatic, a genius – pure millennial-marketing gold for the White House ever since his mother first became President of the United States. There’s only one problem. When the tabloids get hold of a photo involving an altercation between Alex and Prince Henry, U.S./British relations take a turn for the worse.”

So, in a bid to do some damage control, the pair agree to a truce. “But what begins as a fake, Instagrammable friendship grows deeper, and more dangerous, than either Alex or Henry could have imagined. Soon they are hurtling into a secret romance that could derail the presidential campaign and upend two nations.”

Can you tell why we couldn’t put it down?

Author Casey McQuiston was inspired by the 2016 US presidential election, as well as the political and blue-blooded lifestyles they consumed in HBO's acclaimed political satire series Veep, Hillary Clinton's biography A Woman in Charge and royal romances by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan.

When will Red, White & Royal Blue be released?

The movie adaptation of the bestselling book will be released on Amazon Prime Video on 11th August. So we don’t have too long to wait.

Who will star in the Red, White & Royal Blue movie?

Taylor Zakhar Perez, who you may remember from his role as Marco in The Kissing Booth sequels, will play Alex. While Nicholas Galitzine will play Prince Henry. And it’s not the first time that Nicholas has played a prince – he appeared in the 2021 live-action Cinderella movie, as Prince Robert, alongside Camila Cabello.

In addition to the two main characters, the cast will also include Uma Thurman (who will play Alex’s mum, President Ellen Claremont), Sarah Shahi (who you may know from Netflix’s Sex/Life), Ellie Bamber, Stephen Fry, Clifton Collins Jr., Rachel Hilson, Thomas Flynn, Malcolm Atobrah, Akshay Khanna, Sharon D. Clarke, Aneesh Sheth, and Juan Castano.

Who else is beyond excited?

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