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'Princess Diaries 3' Is Officially In The Works After 18 Years — And We're Super Excited

A queen is never late. Everyone else is simply early.

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Quick, everyone, get your tiaras out. Princess Diaries 3 is officially in the works and we're super excited!

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Even more exciting, the screenwriter and producer also confirmed that it won't be a reboot, as reported in an exclusive from The Hollywood Reporter. Instead, the third installation will most likely star Anne Hathaway herself!

Hathaway previously expressed to ET Online that, "I would more than entertain it, I'm pulling for it. If there's any way to get Julie Andrews involved, I think we would make it work. We would go to where she was and put a green screen behind her and just make it happen."

The Princess Diaries is a movie franchise beloved by all awkward teenage girls growing up

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The Princess Diaries follows the story of a geeky American teenager, Mia Thermopolis, who finds out that she is the heir to the throne of a distant European kingdom of Genovia. Struggling to juggle her normal high school life and the pressures of being a monarch, Mia works to prove to her grandmother, the elegant Queen Clarisse, that she is worthy of her title. We then follow her as she underwent etiquette training and a full makeover we all wish we got. :P

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Then, in 2004, there was Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement where Mia learns that she has to marry in order to become queen after graduating from Princeton. She then has 30 days to find the perfect suitor for her to take the throne. Mia navigates schemes from oncoming suitors and finally finds her one true love.

The movies became box office hits that earned USD165.3 million (RM755 million) and USD134.7 million (approximately RM615 million) respectively.

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The iconic movie franchise will return to grace the screens soon. However, no official release date has been announced yet, as the third film is still in its early development.

It has also not been confirmed whether all the original characters will be returning to Genovia. However, Julie Andrews, who played Queen Clarisse, confirmed that she won't be returning.

"I think it would be too late to do it now... [For] especially me, it's too far down the line now to go back to it. It's a lovely thought, but I don't think it would probably be possible," Andrews said to The Hollywood Reporter.

The third installation will be produced by The Princess Diaries veteran producer Debra Martin Chase and scripted by Scorpion and Supergirl screenwriter Aadrita Mukerji.

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