Spring Into Love with Hallmark’s A Royal Runaway Romance. This movie stars Philippa Northeast (Home And Away, Standing Up For Sunny), Brant Daugherty (The Baker’s Son, Pretty Little Liars), Sarah Jane Redmond (Siren, Cedar Cove), Andre Anthony (Riverdale, Victoria Gotti: My Father’s Daughter), Vincent Gale (Snowpiercer, Martha’s Vineyard Mysteries), Marc Gaudet (Taking A Shot At Love, Supergirl), and Raine Mateo (Prom Pact, The Faraway Place).
The multi-talented Jake Helgren (Old Flames Never Die, Dashing In December) wrote the script. David Weaver (If I Only Had Christmas, Butlers In Love) is the director.
Ready to learn more about this mashup of favorite Hallmark tropes?
What Is Hallmark’s A Royal Runaway Romance About?
According to the Hallmark synopsis, Princess Amelia (Northeast) of Bundbury is preparing to take over as Queen once her mother Ava (Redmond) steps down in a year. In preparation, she finds herself falling for Wes (Anthony), the American artist commissioned to paint her royal portrait.
However, the Queen makes it clear that she doesn’t think Wes is the right match for Amelia. Therefore, when the artist returns home to Chicago, Amelia devises another reason to travel to the states. She uses her Uncle Andreas’ (Gale) upcoming birthday. It’s the perfect plan…except that Andreas’ Beverly Hills home is nowhere near Chicago, and Wes isn’t able to meet her there.
Complicating matters further, her mother insists on traveling with her. In addition, she confiscates her passport. That means making a quick flight to Chicago is impossible. And perhaps the biggest hurdle is when Amelia learns that Grady (Daughtery), Andreas’ trusted bodyguard, is now assigned to stay with her at all times.
Not easily deterred from her plans to see Wes, Amelia decides to “borrow” Grady’s car to drive to Chicago. However, the handsome bodyguard catches onto her plan and tells her uncle. Thankfully, Andreas agrees to help Amelia on one condition – Grady must go with her.
Heading out with Grady in Andreas’ classic convertible, America-obsessed Amelia gets the cross-country trip she’d always dreamed of – and perhaps her last chance to be free before assuming the responsibilities of being Queen.
Along the way, Amelia and Grady open up to each other and find that they have more in common and more fun together than either expected. With every state line they cross, each will learn that in road trips and romance, the destination is less important than the journey and the person you share it with.
When Can You Watch A Royal Runaway Romance?
Hallmark’s A Royal Runaway Romance premieres on Saturday, April 9, at 8 p.m., Eastern. Encore showings include Sunday, April 10, at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 14, at 8 p.m., Sunday, April 17, at 12 p.m., and Saturday, April 23, at 5 p.m., all times Eastern.
Hallmark Combines Two Favorite Tropes In A Royal Runaway Romance
There is a group of Hallmark fans that love any sort of Royal Romance. There is another that loves a Road Trip Romance. These are two of the network’s most popular tropes, with Party Planning Romance relegated to the very bottom of the list.
Therefore, expectations are high for A Royal Runaway Romance. This movie is a mashup of two of the most favorite tropes.
Which is your favorite romance movie trope? Please share and compare!
A Royal Runaway Romance premieres on Saturday, April 9, at 8 p.m., Eastern, on the Hallmark Channel.