6 Royal Romance Books To Read After The Royal Engagement

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Rachael Ellenbogen
Displayed with permission from International Business Times

The announcement of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s engagement on Monday was the news people everywhere were waiting to hear.

Their tale is the kind of story romance books are written about, which is why reading those books is a perfect way to celebrate the occasion. Especially now that this engagement is proof that these books can come true. Plus, it’ll help hold everyone over until the wedding next year.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce the engagement of Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace on Nov. 27, 2017 in London. Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

We all know and love Meg Cabot’s “The Princess Diaries” series, but if you’ve already read it plenty of times and want to change it up a little, here are some other royal stories, which happen to be a bit heavier on the romance, which happen to be perfect to devour.

“Royally Screwed” by Emma Chase

The first in a series, with each book focusing on different main characters, this one follows the arrogant, but kind, Nicholas, Crowned Prince of Wessco, and the Manhattan woman he meets who has no problem talking back to him.

She doesn’t know, of course, that she’s talking to a prince. And then, soon enough, dating one.

Will Manhattan’s Olivia and Wessco’s Nicholas find a way to blend their completely different lives together?

Once you finish the book, get excited because it’s actually being turned into a movie by streaming service PassionFlix.

“The Royal We” by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan

“The Royal We” was written by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan. Photo: Grand Central Publishing

The Fug Girls, Cocks and Morgan, who own and run the blog Go Fug Yourself, wrote this novel, which was loosely based on Prince William and Kate Middleton’s early relationship.

Here’s the official summary:

“American Bex Porter was never one for fairy tales. Her twin sister Lacey was always the romantic, the one who daydreamed of being a princess, but it’s adventure-seeking Bex who goes to Oxford and meets dreamy Nick across the hall-and Bex who finds herself accidentally in love with the heir to the British throne. Nick is wonderful, but he comes with unimaginable baggage: a complicated family, hysterical tabloids tracking his every move, and a public that expected its future king to marry a Brit. On the eve of the most talked-about wedding of the century, Bex looks back on how much she’s had to give up for true love… and exactly whose heart she may yet have to break.”

After reading the book, get ready, because it was announced in 2015 that Lauren Graham and Mae Whitman are working on a film adaptation of the novel.

“Royally Roma” by Teri Wilson

Imagine trying to escape a life that only brought you anger and stress and starting a new one in the beautiful city of Rome. Now, imagine you’re living that new life in that new city, and then you all of a sudden are accidentally working as a tour guide for a prince, but you don’t even know it.

That’s what happens to Julia in Wilson’s novel, a retelling of the classic film “Roman Holiday.”

Filled with sass, charm, snark and passion, it’s royally fun.

“Suddenly Royal” by Nichole Chase 

Often cited as a more grown-up version of “The Princess Diaries,” this novel takes a look at a woman named Samantha, who’s working on getting her master’s degree and caring for her sick father when she finds out that she’s an heiress to a large estate in the small country of Lilaria.

She’s immediately thrust into the world of politics and royalty, but luckily, she has the crown prince, Alex, to help show her the way.

“Royal Affair” by Parker Swift

“Royal Affair” was written by Parker Swift. Photo: Hachette Book Group

There’s nothing wrong with keeping a relationship or, more accurately, a continuous hook-up a secret. Especially if it’s with a British royal.

At least, that’s what Lydia thinks as she begins a casual fling with a future duke.

But, what happens when her feelings start to grow for him? Will he feel the same or will he cast her aside? Is there any place in the world of royalty for a woman like her?

“Royal Scandal” by Marquita Valentine

The first in the “Royals in Exile” series, this book follows as a prince is forced to flee to the United States with his siblings after their parents were murdered.

After years of hiding, people begin to find out the truth and Parliament demands that Prince Colin marries someone of their choosing.

He has other plans, though, and instead asks his best friend, a maid in North Carolina, to be his wife. Will this end in a ruined friendship and a ruined ruling family? Or will Colin and his wife Della find out that their relationship is more than platonic?

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