Royal Wedding (The Princess Diaries #11) By: Meg Cabot
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Princess Diaries series, comes the very first adult installment, which follows Princess Mia and her Prince Charming as they plan their fairy tale wedding—but a few poisoned apples could turn this happily-ever-after into a royal nightmare. For Princess Mia, the past five years since college graduation have been a whirlwind of activity, what with living in New York City, running her new teen community center, being madly in love, and attending royal engagements. And speaking of engagements. Mia’s gorgeous longtime boyfriend Michael managed to clear both their schedules just long enough for an exotic (and very private) Caribbean island interlude where he popped the question! Of course Mia didn’t need to consult her diary to know that her answer was a royal oui. But now Mia has a scandal of majestic proportions to contend with: Her grandmother’s leaked “fake” wedding plans to the press that could cause even normally calm Michael to become a runaway groom. Worse, a scheming politico is trying to force Mia’s father from the throne, all because of a royal secret that could leave Genovia without a monarch. Can Mia prove to everyone—especially herself—that she’s not only ready to wed, but ready to rule as well?
There was a lot of nostalgia attached to this book, for me. When I was a teenager I read almost all of the Princess Diaries books and I talked about them to my girlfriends, so reading this brought back all those memories.
Mia is an adult now, but still has a lot of the same personality quirks so there are plenty of shenanigans. She’s also more polished and able to articulate herself very well.
I loved seeing all the old people and appreciated that Cabot addressed the fact that Mia’s friends are all from high school.
The ending was great and I don’t know how many times I laughed out loud while reading. I’m surprised at how excited I am at the prospect of seeing these characters that I loved growing up, now my age. I really hope that there is more to come.
Side Note: It would be so awesome if Lilly and Lars became a thing