The Princess Diaries would possibly appear to be a modern princess tale that Disney created, however the film collection starring Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews is definitely primarily based on a guide collection by Meg Cabot. With Disney asserting that The Princess Diaries 3 is formally within the works, it is time to analyze the variations on this book-to-movie adaptation.
The books and the films comply with Mia Thermopolis, an odd lady who discovers she’s a princess of a small European country called Genovia. From Mia’s predominant love curiosity to her dad being alive, here’s a listing of key variations between The Princess Diaries books and flicks.
Mia Thermopolis and Michael Moscovitz Are Endgame
Michael would possibly give Mia a foot-popping kiss within the first film, however off-screen, they break up within the time between the 2 motion pictures. Followers of the books had been crushed at this growth as a result of, within the novels, these two younger lovers are literally endgame. After a short separation the place Mia dates different guys, Mia and Michael get married within the eleventh guide. Now, followers are hoping for justice to be dropped at their fairytale romance within the third film and for Michael to return, to allow them to nonetheless get their well-deserved happily ever after.
Nicholas Devereaux Is not One in every of Mia’s Love Pursuits
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement introduces a swoon-worthy new love curiosity for Mia, delivering a wonderful enemies-to-lovers romance. However in the end, regardless of Chris Pine’s many charms, Nicholas Devereaux was solely a personality created for the film world. Mia does date a number of different guys, together with her finest pal Lilly’s ex-boyfriend, JP, within the books, however she in the end finally ends up along with her longtime love, Michael.
Mia and Lilly Have a Main Falling Out
Within the books, Mia finally ends up relationship Lilly’s ex-boyfriend, JP, inflicting a significant falling out between the lifelong finest associates. Later, it is revealed that Lilly wasn’t mad at Mia for relationship JP however for breaking her brother Michael’s coronary heart and for Mia not seeing that JP was utilizing her. Within the first film, Mia and Lilly have a small struggle over Mia not exhibiting as much as be on Lilly’s radio present and being too busy to hang around due to her princess coaching, however they rapidly mend their friendship.
Mia and Lana Turn out to be Surprisingly Shut Associates
One stunning distinction within the books is that Mia and her longtime nemesis, Lana, truly develop into shut associates. Lana is Mia’s largest tormentor within the motion pictures, and the books aren’t a lot completely different. Besides within the books, after Mia’s falling out with Lilly, Lana apologizes to her, and so they type an unlikely however supportive friendship that lasts for the remainder of the collection.
Mia’s Dad Is Alive – And She Has One other Sibling
One other key distinction within the books is that Mia’s dad is not useless. He was an absent dad who died off-screen in an accident within the motion pictures, however within the books, he is alive regardless of a brief battle with testicular most cancers. In one other stunning twist, Mia has a half-sister, Olivia, who has a spin-off guide collection known as From the Pocket book of a Center College Princess. Mia additionally varieties a deep bond with Olivia and battles for custody of her within the eleventh guide.
Mia’s Pal Group Is Extra Numerous and She’s From New York
The one challenge with this traditional Disney film collection is the lack of diversity. We briefly see some range within the second film with princesses from different nations. Nonetheless, the books present extra range in Mia’s instant pal group and her household as a result of Mia’s half-sister, Olivia, is half-black. Mia can be from a distinct state. Within the motion pictures, Mia is from San Francisco, however within the books, she’s a born and bred New Yorker.
Mia’s Story Is Instructed By means of Her Diary Entries
Mia’s diary hardly ever makes an look within the motion pictures, however the books are informed fully via Mia’s diary entries. There are a couple of key moments the place Mia is seen writing in her diary within the motion pictures, accompanied by voice-overs explaining new developments in her life. However for a collection known as The Princess Diaries, the titular diary needs to be extra current.
Mia Is not Topped Queen of Genovia…But!
The most important distinction within the books is that Mia is not topped Queen of Genovia…but. Within the eleventh guide, Mia is desperately making an attempt to persuade Genovia that she will rule after her father abdicates the throne to be along with her mom. On the finish of the second film, Mia efficiently convinces Genovia that she will rule with out getting married and is topped Queen, leaving the potential for The Princess Diaries 3 to be about her journey as a newly topped Queen.