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The royals are coming! Royalty on the page and the screen

The United States may have declared independence from a monarchy and said goodbye to the royals back in the summer of 1776—but that does not mean we don’t like to indulge in all the drama, love affairs, and scandals that go along with the crown jewels.

Through the years, we have been able to get our royal fix, thanks to countless historical or just straight up fictional television series and books. Whether you got caught up in the drama and affairs of The Tudors or traveled to Genovia with The Princess Diaries series, there are a lot of options out there for fans of the crown.

Right now is a brilliant time to fall in love with some royal fiction. E! has recently traveled across the pond with its scripted drama series, The Royals. The show is truly a juicy delight! If getting lost in a book is more your style, The Royal We is delicious work of royal fan fiction. Really, you should probably indulge in both the TV series and book (I have). Below, you will find a brief synopsis of both; you can take it from there!

The Royals

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The Royals tells the tale of a fictional British royal family set in the present day. The series has no shortage of drama and scandal, and is filled with topical references. Prince Liam (William Moseley) goes from being the spare to the heir. Now he is balancing become a prince of the people while dating commoner Ophelia (Merritt Patterson). Meanwhile, Queen Helena (Elizabeth Hurley) and Cyrus (Jake Maskall) are trying to make sure that King Simon (Vincent Regan) does not abolish the monarchy.

Sure, all the above drama is grand, but what will really keep you coming back for more is Princess Eleanor (Alexandra Park). The party-girl princess is extremely entertaining. Whether she is fighting with her mother (could Park be any more a clone of Hurley?) or playing games with bodyguard Jasper (Tom Austen), Princess Eleanor is someone you cannot help but root for.

The Royals airs Sundays at 10 p.m. on E!

The Royal We

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The Royal We is the ultimate royal fan fiction, which maybe based off some real-life royals. Written by authors and bloggers Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, the novel follows the fictional love story of Britain’s Prince Nicholas “Nick” of Wales, and American-born Rebecca “Bex” Porter, from the moment they meet in 2007 at Oxford to the night before their wedding in the present day.

Sure, we may know how this story ends—but there are so many drama, romance, and “oh my God” moments that happen between meeting and marrying. The novel is a true page-turner, filled with entertaining and well-developed supporting characters. By the last page of the book, you will be screaming that more!

The Royal We is available in hardback and e-book formats.