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Season 1 of The Royals, an American television drama series, premiered on E! on March 15, 2015. It was created by Mark Schwahn and is the network's first scripted series.

About Edit

Elizabeth Hurley stars as Queen Helena, a fictional modern-day queen consort of England, along with Vincent Regan as King Simon, William Mosely as Prince Liam, Alexandra Park as Princess Eleanor and Jake Maskall as Prince Cyrus. The show also features Merritt Patterson as Ophelia, Oliver Milburn as Ted and Tom Austen as Jasper.

E!'s announced on January 15, 2015, that the series had been renewed for a second season, two months before its debut.

PlotEdit

The Royals center around a family where power is everything, there are no limits and trust is nonexistent for the royal family featured in this drama series. Queen Helena and King Simon try to present an aura of class and grace to the public, but the truth of the family's life is much different, as tainted politics and family issues threaten to cause chaos and turmoil for the royals. The monarchs' rebellious daughter, Princess Eleanor, provides lots of fodder for the tabloids with a life full of activities that include sex, drugs, and even hung-over helicopter rides.

Her twin brother, Prince Liam, is a playboy who takes full advantage of being one of the planet's most eligible bachelors. It's a life Liam enjoys until his older brother -- and heir to the throne -- dies, making Liam next in line to inherit the throne. With that distinction comes much scrutiny, putting a crimp in his womanizing ways. Trying to keep the family in check is its trusted security team, led by Ted Pryce, who aims to keep his personal life discrete.

StarringEdit

William Moseley as Prince Liam
Alexandra Park as Princess Eleanor
Merritt Patterson as Ophelia Pryce
Jake Maskall as Prince Cyrus
Tom Austen as Jasper Frost
Oliver Milburn as Ted Pryce
with Vincent Regan as King Simon
and Elizabeth Hurley as Queen Helena

Recurring cast

Ukweli Roach as Marcus Jeffries (9 episodes)
Andrew Bicknell as Lucius (9 episodes)
Victoria Ekanoye as Rachel (8 episodes)
Sophie Colquhoun as Gemma Kensington (7 episodes)
Poppy Corby-Tuech as Prudence (6 episodes)
Lydia Rose Bewley as Princess Penelope (5 episodes)
Hatty Preston as Princess Maribel (5 episodes)

Guest starring

Joan Collins as Alexandra, Grand Duchess of Oxford ("Your Sovereignty Of Reason")
Noah Huntley as Alistair Lacey (3 episodes)
Tom Ainsley as Nick Roane (3 episodes)
Manpreet Bachu as Ashok (3 episodes)
Andrew Cooper as Twysden Beckwith ("The Slings and Arrows of Outrageous Fortune")
Scott Maslen as James Holloway
Miranda Hennessy as Fiona Templeton
Lucy Evangelista as Stella
Jim Piddock as Truman
Jack Derges as Andy Sinclair
Geoffrey McGivern as Winston Moody

EpisodesEdit

# Title Production Original Airdate U.S. viewers
(millions)
1 Stand and Unfold Yourself
RoyalFamily
WRITTEN BY
Mark Schwahn
DIRECTED BY
Mark Schwahn
March 15, 2014 1.41
2 Infants of the Spring
Episode 2
WRITTEN BY
Mark Schwahn
DIRECTED BY
Mark Schwahn
March 22, 2014 1.32
3 We Are Pictures, or Mere Beasts
Royal Family Photo
WRITTEN BY
Mark Schwahn
DIRECTED BY
Arlene Sanford
March 29, 2015 0.83
4 Sweet, Not Lasting
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WRITTEN BY
Johnny Richardson
DIRECTED BY
Jean de Segonzac
April 5, 2015 1.12
5 Unmask Her Beauty to the Moon
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WRITTEN BY
Julia Cohen
DIRECTED BY
Arlene Sanford
April 12, 2015 1.07
6 The Slings and Arrows of Outrageous Fortune
The-royals13-episode
Written by:Jean de Segonzac
Directed by:
Mark Schwahn
April 19, 2015 1.12
7 Your Sovereignty of Reason
KingSimonH
Written by: Scarlett Lacey
Directed by:
Tom Vaughan
April 26, 2015 1.13
8 The Great Man Down
The-Royals-S01-Ep-08
WRITTEN BY
Mark Schwahn
DIRECTED BY
Mark Schwahn
May 3, 2015 1.19
9 In My Heart There Was a Kind of Fighting
Eleanor and Simon
Written by: Mark Schwahn
Directed by:
Tom Vaughan
May 10, 2015 1.17
10 Our Wills and Fates Do So Contrary Run
Royals 110 - Helena and the Domino
WRITTEN BY
Mark Schwahn
DIRECTED BY
Mark Schwahn
May 17, 2015 1.15