I'm in a huge Royalty mood right now, people. Kate Middleton and Prince William's new daughter still doesn't have a name, and I'm reloading BBC news every half-an-hour to catch the news when it comes out first. But my favourite Royalty person is the Queen - and now, lo and behold, I see that they have made a movie about the Queen and her sister Margaret Rose when they were young Princesses. And I'm ELATED, because I love Royalty movies.
The movie is set in 1945, at the declaration of the end of the War. London was a huge party, as you might imagine - everyone was dancing in the streets, kissing and hugging random strangers for joy, drinking and smiling their heads off with pure happiness. I wish I could have been there - it must have been beyond amazing to hear that that War was OVER.
Anyway, Princess Elizabeth and her 14-year-old younger sister Margaret Rose (a mischievous kind of girl, yes, you get the point) had had a rather sheltered life, and never appeared in public unless with guards or nannies or parents or on duty. Until this evening. The girls beg their parents to have one night out - to mingle with the people on the streets, and to have fun and to be one of everyone. And then the parents say yes. And they have a great evening. That's basically what the story is about - it's like the opposite of Cinderella - Princesses become normal for an evening. :-)
Although a lot of the movie (will be)/is fictional (such as Elizabeth forming a quick attachment to a random boy and Margaret drinking a tad too much (y'know)) - the princesses did, in fact, mingle as 'normal people' at the end of the War, and Queen Elizabeth still remembers it as 'a remarkable evening' which she has never forgotten. It must have been, mustn't it?
As for the cast, Emily Watson (The Book Thief, War Horse, Miss Potter) plays Queen Elizabeth - Princess Elizabeth's mother, that is - and Sarah Gadon (Belle 2013) plays Princess Elizabeth. Bel Powley, who plays the squeal-y Margaret Rose has appeared as a flower girl in the first episode of Little Dorrit, apparently, but this is her first big role. There aren't many familiar names, but I think it looks like SUCH a dreamy, fun, one-in-a-hundred, quirky, funny movie. I can't wait to watch it, to be frank, but I have to. :-P
You can watch the Trailer here. Just by watching the trailer, I know I'm going to like this. Glenn Miller music!!! Pink party dresses!!! Big Band dancing!!! Pearl necklaces!!! New movie alert, everyone. I know, there's too many of those, but hey, it's FUN.