MOVIE REVIEW: A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby (2019)

I have this horrible obsession with finishing things I started. Possibly because every personality test I have taken says that it should be something I struggle with. I can only blame this obsession for the reason I decided to watch the third Christmas Prince film on Netflix as part of Mr O and my third annual Christmas watchathon.

We’re back in the imaginary land of Aldovia again and this time Queen Amber (Rose McIver) is up the duff and on the verge of popping out the royal baby. While she plans her perfect hypnobirthing experience and King Richard (Ben Lamb) waits on her hand and foot there’s a lot going on in the palace.

It’s the hundred year anniversary of peace between Aldovia and the equally imaginary country of Pengalia and time for the ceremonial treaty signing. King Tai (Kevin Shen) and his frosty queen, Ming (Momo Yeung) have arrived to do the honours but when the treaty vanishes, all hell breaks loose.

Now Amber and Ben must find the treaty and get it signed by Christmas eve or risk war and some kind of curse on their unborn baby.

Darling, do you think this room looks sufficiently like Christmas vomited in it?

I mean, what can I say? Amber in this Ben are absolutely perfect… as is their relationship. Their level of adoration for each other is so sickly it might make you feel a bit nauseous. There is a load of “bait and switch” going on with some of the characters that is so silly it doesn’t make any sense and the reappearance of every past character for no apparent reason is jarring.

On the plus side, if there is one, the omnipresent Christmas decorations are magnificent and fairy tale like so there’s a fair bit of eye candy if you like that kind of thing.

You will miss absolutely nothing if you choose not to watch this film. I would highly recommend completely avoiding it.

1/5

11 Comments

  1. No, No! A thousand times NO! 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Yes, you should absolutely avoid this.

  2. I had no idea there were three of these. I’ll just be safe and skip all three :-p

    1. The first one is kind of cute but they get progressively worse.

  3. I saw this trailer featured on Netflix and wondered about it. Thank you for saving me the trouble with this review.

    It sounds a bit like a Christmas movie I recently watched on Netflix that I do NOT recommend. It’s called The Knight Before Christmas. I thought it was a clever title, and it had time travel in it, which I usually enjoy. It turned out to be like a B movie not even up to snuff for the Hallmark Channel. The word “sappy” is an understatement. The two main characters were do-gooders with absolutely no flaws. My husband and I had a great time watching it because we made jokes about it throughout (like Mystery Science Theater, if you’ve ever seen that show).

    On a different topic, Have you ever seen the series Reign? I was obsessed with that series (had 4 seasons originally on CW in America). If you have seen it, I’d like to know what you thought about it.

    1. Oh gosh that sounds dreadful.

      I’ve not watched Reign. Need to see if it’s on any of my streaming services.

      1. Reign is on Netflix over here in America.

        1. I’ve found it on UK Netflix and downloaded some episodes to watch.

          1. Great. First season is the best.

  4. Netflix keeps thrusting this film at me – I have no interest in ever checking it out.
    Your review just confirmed all the suspicions I had about it.

    1. All your suspicions are valid.

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