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The Relatable Royal Trope, Explained

Royals are far from being just like us, so why do films and TV shows insist on portraying them as relatable? If we look closer at narratives like The Crown, The Princess Diaries, The King’s Speech, and Cinderella, we can see some common story devices used to make us empathize with these grand rulers. These stories fuel our fascination with real-life royalty, from Princess Diana to Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle. Here’s our Take on the Relatable Royal trope, and the con of convincing us commoners that the royals are really no different from the rest of us.