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7 Books To Get You Through Royal Wedding Withdrawal

by | July 12

Maybe it’s because we don’t actually have royalty here in the U.S., but we just can’t resist a royal wedding! I mean, what’s not to love about all that pomp and circumstance? The gowns! The carriages! THE HATS. And with Prince Harry’s wedding to Meghan Markle, we finally have skin in the game!

So now that you’ve recovered from that early Saturday wake-up call to watch the proceedings live, if you want to keep that buzz going, try one of these deliciously romantic titles about royals, both reluctant and rakish, falling in love!

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Royally Wed

Royally Wed

by Teri Wilson

Royal wedding fun is right in the title with this one! This is actually the third in a royal romance trilogy from author Teri Wilson, and not only is it delightfully timely, it’s a retelling of the classic Fred Astaire film Royal Wedding. In Teri’s version, American cellist Asher is a last-minute sub at the nuptials of British Princess Amelie…but when he starts falling for the bride-to-be himself, will he be tossed out of the orchestra and into the dungeon? If you love this one, don’t miss the previous two, Royally Romanov (retelling Anastasia) and Royally Roma (Roman Holiday, of course!)  

Royally Screwed

Royally Screwed

by Emma Chase

When waitress Olivia tosses a pie in her snotty customer’s face, she figures it might change her life—but she couldn’t have imagined that her pastry assault would land her a prince! Prince Nicholas is the most eligible bachelor the throne has, but somehow, he has eyes only for Olivia. Can she withstand the pressures of the paparazzi, royal protocol, and a disapproving queen? (And this is another series, so you can keep it going with Royally Matched and Royally Endowed!) 

The Royal We

The Royal We

by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan

Are Cocks and Morgan psychic? These co-authors (also known as The Fug Girls for their hilarious fashion blog) seem to have predicted Meghan and Harry’s romance…or is it more like Kate and Wills? In this case, Bex is an American student at Oxford who falls for the guy across the hall—a guy who just happens to be a prince. (Another Prince Nick! Is this like when girls named Bubbles grow up to be strippers?) 

The Runaway Princess

The Runaway Princess

by Hester Browne

Finding a date in London: a good thing. Finding a rich, handsome boyfriend in London: a great thing. Finding out that your rich, handsome boyfriend is actually heir to the throne? NOT such a good thing, at least according to career girl Amy Wilde. Will following her heart mean giving up the rest of her life?  

The Princess Diaries

The Princess Diaries

by Meg Cabot

Even people who rolled their eyes at Anne Hathaway’s Fantine in Les Miz have to find a little love in their hearts for Mia Thermopolis, don’t they? This charming YA novel introduces a girl who just wants to survive high school but discovers she’s got a little more on her plate than your average freshman—like being heir to the throne of an obscure European principality. It seems most of us have a little princess fantasy, because this led to a series with 10 more books to devour.

William and Kate

William and Kate

by Christopher Andersen

Enough of these pretend princesses! you shout. Just the facts, ma’am. If you’re a royal wedding purist, maybe sprightly novels with made-up princes are not your thing. Instead, pore over every detail of “Wills and Katie”’s courtship, as they evolve from dorm mates to an on-again, off-again couple, to a fairytale wedding in which the girl with the shiniest hair in all the land finally lands her prince. (And her sister’s butt becomes famous, while we’re at it.) 

Game of Crowns

Game of Crowns

by Christopher Andersen

The British monarchy has drawn together three very different women: one, the most famous head of state on earth; another, a second wife many thought a poor substitute for Diana; and the youngest, a beautiful commoner trying to maintain her 21st-century identity in the face of immense historical pressure. Sure, there are princes here too, but this one’s for the ladies. (Plus, it’ll also tide you over till the next season of The Crown!)

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Abby Zidle is the associate director of marketing and a senior editor at Gallery Books. She loves reading romance, women’s fiction, and pop culture books—and binge-watching The Crown on Netflix. When she’s not at work, she loves horseback riding, reality TV, and Instagramming her cat, Intern Ty.