We ladies love the fairy tale about Cinderella becoming a princess, but do princesses dream about becoming a commoner? Surely, not, I would have thought; but after seeing the movie, “A Royal Night Out,” I’m not so sure.
This is billed as the “untold story of Queen Elizabeth on VE Day,” when she and her younger sister Princess Margaret were allowed out of Buckingham Palace for a chance to watch the city celebrate the end of World War II. They had permission from their father the King.
I adored the movie and its fictionalized story. It was light, entertaining and became comedic in places to the point of slap stick. We found it an uplifting, slightly romantic story.
The movie is rated PG-13 for a brief scene when the girls find themselves in a seamy back alley brothel where drugs are part of the culture. I even augmented my vocabulary when Margaret asked her parents, the King and Queen, “What is a knocking shop?” I had to look it up to be sure.
I guess you could call this film a dramedy, but Chuck and I both left the movie in great spirits. It was that type of movie.
I couldn’t wait to get home to look up the story about the two princesses and VE Day. Did it happen at all? Did it happen like in the movie?
I was surprised to find out that parts of it did. You can read about it here, but you must see the movie to learn about the rest.
It was a fairy tale in reverse!