Red White and Royal Blue was the talk of the town after it was released that the New York Times bestseller would become a movie in 2023. It is an LGBTQ+ love story that involves politics and royal duty. It is everything you want in a romance story, and fans of the book cannot wait to see how it gets played out on screen. Seeing the cast and bringing these characters to life has been a dream for romance book readers everywhere. For anyone curious about what to expect, check out everything we know about Red White and Royal Blue on Prime below.
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What is Red White and Royal Blue about?
The story centers around Alex Claremont Diaz. He is a Mexican American and is the son of the President of the United States. The plot is based in 2020 and a female President is up for re-election after becoming the first female-elected President in 2016. He is desperate to start his political career as soon as possible so he doesn’t remain in the shadow of his mother.
Alex considers Prince Henry of England to be his archnemesis, that is, until the tabloids hear about it. That means he must act like they are friends to save his reputation in the public eye. What surprises Alex is that Henry isn’t what he expected at all. Which, of course, leads to love blossoming unexpectedly. His secret romance could derail his mother’s re-election campaign and upset two nations. Love usually saves the world, but here, it jeopardizes two important figures and their families leading two different worlds.
When is Red White and Royal Blue on Prime?
Red White and Royal Blue will be released on August 11, 2023 via Prime Video. This means you’ll need to sign up for the Prime Video membership in order to stream the movie as soon as it is released.
Who is starring in Red White and Royal Blue?
The two main male actors in the movie are Nicholas Galizine, who plays Prince Henry, and Taylor Perez, who plays Alex Claremont Diaz. If these names look familiar, you probably recognize them from their previous work in film. Nicholas Galizine is famous for his role in Purple Hearts, a Netflix original and Taylor Perez played a love interest in two of the The Kissing Booth sequel movies. As for Alex’s mom, Ellen Claremont, the actress stepping up to the role is Uma Thurman, who is famous for the Kill Bill movies and many others.
Why is this story unique?
Red, White and Royal Blue is unique because of its portrayal of the LGBTQ community, especially as related to politics. You see many people in politics speak out with their support, but you rarely hear about a political official that is openly and honestly a member of the community. This is exactly why this book originally got attention and popularity because this is something people would like to change and see more of.
Also, this book turned movie calls attention to cultural and racial politics as well. One of the main characters is Mexican American and the other is British, so you can see how the difference in culture between them would be important to discuss both from a political and relationship perspective. In British culture, it is not common to be part of the LGBTQ community when a part of the royal family. It is always shown that princes will marry a girl from another royal family, have kids, and continue to pass the crown down the line. That made this book quite controversial at the time.
Some schools banned the book because it contained LGBTQ themes and romance. Based on the book, there are some sexual scenes expected to come with the movie. This led to the movie being rated R. If you plan on watching the film, we suggest you do so after any younger kids go to bed.
How to watch Red, White & Royal Blue?
Now that we know Red, White and Royal Blue on Prime Video is coming, this is great news for Amazon Prime members. If you already have the streaming service, you are set to go and can watch the movie on the release day. If you do not have Prime Video, you must sign up to watch Red, White and Royal Blue. If you only want to watch that movie when it comes out, you can sign up a few days before. That way, when it does come out, you don’t have to do the whole sign-up process, but you’ll have a 30-day free trial with Prime Video. That way, you don’t have to pay anything; you can watch the movie when it comes out and cancel the subscription immediately.
Should you read the book before watching the movie?
Red, White and Royal Blue made it to the New York Times bestseller list. It has a high rating on Barnes and Noble with 4.6 out of 5 stars. Film bloggers say they are excited to see the movie after reading the book because of all the hype it got when it was released in 2019. With it being a unique plot and part of the LGBTQ community, it’s all the rage because nothing like it has been created until this book.
We recommend reading the book before watching the movie to get the full effect. As usual, a book adds more details to the story that you might not get in the film. When it comes to movies, they have to cut some scenes or relationship building in order to keep the film short and sweet. The book is more personal because you can read the character’s internal thoughts and understand their feelings and thoughts inside their head. You have time to read the book before the movie comes out on August 11th. That way, you can make your conclusion on what you prefer more, the book or the movie.