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Bridgerton Has an Unexpected Connection to the Princess Diaries

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  • Posted on 21st Sep, 2022 22:31 PM
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The former Queen of Genovia's involvement with Bridgerton reunites Julie Andrews and Shonda Rhimes, but that's not the only reason it's meaningful.

One of Bridgerton's best easter eggs has nothing to do with the source material and everything to do with the beloved 2004 film, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement and Dame Julie Andrews. It's an obvious honor for Julie Andrews to be the voice of Lady Whistledown. Her involvement with Bridgerton becomes even more magical, however, when one realizes it's a reunion. Shonda Rhimes and Julie Andrews actually worked on The Princess Diaries sequel together. The show's content mixed with this special reunion creates the perfect recipe for Bridgerton to be a comfort watch for many.

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Bridgerton is an anthology romance series on Netflix. It's an adaptation of Julia Quinn's novels. Season 1 follows Quinn's The Duke & I as Daphne Bridgerton falls for Simon, the Duke of Hastings. The highly-anticipated second season is an adaptation of The Viscount Who Loved Me, chronicling Anthony Bridgerton's enemies-to-lovers romance. As for The Princess Diaries duology, the first film premiered in 2001. Both follow Mia Thermopolis' journey to accept her role as the Princess and Queen of Genovia and are adaptations of Meg Cabot's books. Andrews plays Mia's grandmother and Queen, Clarisse.

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