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Season 2 of The Royals premiered on November 15, 2015. The season finale aired on January 17, 2016.

Synopsis Edit

The steamy and scandalous one-hour, 10-episode series picks up eight weeks after the murder of King Simon (Vincent Regan, 300). His untimely death leaves his arrogant brother Cyrus (Jake Maskall, EASTENDERS) to claim the throne, after revealing Prince Liam (William Mosely, The Chronicles of Narnia) and Princess Eleanor (Alexandra Park, HOME AND AWAY) to be illegitimate heirs. While Cyrus is convinced that Queen Helena (Elizabeth Hurley) is on his side, she of course has her own agenda in mind – to change the succession of the Royal Family, and ensure power shifts to the Queen if anything should happen to yet another King.

Meanwhile, after the love of his life, Ophelia (Whistler’s Merritt Patterson, RAVENSWOOD), moves back to New York, Prince Liam focuses all his attention on his father’s death, and vows to avenge his murder. Despite her seemingly fairy tale life as a princess, Princess Eleanor sinks further into despair as she tries to make a real connection with anyone.

PlotEdit

Season 2 follows four plots:

  1. Who was responsible for the assassination of King Simon
  2. The mysterious Domino organization
  3. Liam and Eleanor’s illegitimacy
  4. Relationship drama

StarringEdit

William Moseley as Prince Liam
Alexandra Park as Princess Eleanor
Jake Maskall as King Cyrus
Tom Austen as Jasper Frost
Oliver Milburn as Ted Pryce
and Elizabeth Hurley as Queen Helena
Vincent Regan as The late King Simon Henstridge (2 episodes)

Recurring cast

Joan Collins as Alexandra, Grand Duchess of Oxford (5 episodes)
the scheming mother of Queen Helena
Andrew Bicknell as Lucius (7 episodes)
loyal henchman to King Cyrus, previously Queen Helena
Rocky Marshall as James Hill (7 episodes)
new detail to the Princess
Keeley Hazell as Violet (6 episodes)
maid to King Cyrus, whom he develops feelings for
Victoria Ekanoye as Rachel (6 episodes)
Queen Helena's ally and new assistant
Poppy Corby-Tuech as Prudence (5 episodes)
the soon-to-be mother of heir to the throne
Lydia Rose Bewley as Princess Penelope (5 episodes)
daughter of King Cyrus
Simon Thomas as Nigel Moorefield (5 episodes)
anti-monarchist conspiring with Queen Helena to thwart King Cyrus
Stephanie Vogt as Daphne Pryce (5 episodes)
Ophelia's mother, the ghost of Ted Pryce's imagination
Laila Rouass as Deputy Prime Minister Rani (5 episodes)
eager candidate for Prime Minister, who wants to end the monarchy
Ben Cura as Holden Avery (5 episodes)
friend of the Prince
Alex Felton as Ivan Avery
friend of the Prince

Guest starring

Genevieve Gaunt as Wilhelmina Moreno (4 episodes)
friend and possible love interest of the Prince
Sarah Dumont as Samantha Cook (4 episodes)
a new friend of Eleanor's, Mandy
Andrew Cooper as Twysden Beckwith (3 episodes)
Beck, childhood best friend of Prince Robert and possibly the love of Princess Eleanor's life
Jerry-Jane Pears as Princess Maribel (3 episodes)
daughter of King Cyrus
Manpreet Bachu as Ashok (3 episodes)
longtime friend of Prince Liam
Leanne Joyce as Imogen (3 episodes)
a friend of the Princess from rehab
Scott Maslen as James Holloway (2 episodes)
Prime Minister of England
Noah Huntley as Captain Alistair Lacey ("Doubt Truth To Be A Liar")
the love of Queen Helena's life
Merritt Patterson as Ophelia Pryce
Liam's love who lives in New York, only child of Ted Pryce
Tom Ainsley as Nick Roane
Ophelia's ex-boyfriend
Jim Piddock as Truman
Geoff McGivern as Winston Moody

Trivia Edit

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

EpisodesEdit

# EPISODE AIRDATE WRITER DIRECTOR U.S. viewers
(millions)
1
IT IS NOT, NOR IT
CANNOT COME TO GOOD


201 Helena and Alexandra
15 NOVEMBER 2015 Mark Schwahn Mark Schwahn 0.84
2
WELCOME IS FASHION AND CEREMONY

202 Eleanor and Liam
22 NOVEMBER 2015 Michael Lange Mark Schwahn 0.73
3
IS NOT THIS SOMETHING
MORE THAN FANTASY?


203 Liam and Ophelia
29 NOVEMBER 2015 Mark Schwahn Tom Vaughan 0.53
4
WHAT, HAS THIS THING
APPEAR'D AGAIN TONIGHT?


204 Helena, Liam, and Eleanor
6 DECEMBER 2015 Mark Schwahn Mark Schwahn 0.63
5
THE SPIRIT THAT I HAVE SEEN

205
13 DECEMBER 2015 Julia Cohen Tom Vaughan 0.65
6
DOUBT TRUTH TO BE A LIAR

206
20 DECEMBER 2015 Johnny Richardson Tara Nicole Weyr 0.71
7
TAINT NOT THY MIND,
NOR LET THY SOUL
CONTRIVE AGAINST
THY MOTHER


207 Helena and Eleanor
27 DECEMBER 2015 Scarlett Lacey James Lafferty 0.67
8
BE ALL MY SINS
REMEMBERED


208 Duchie
3 JANUARY 2016 Mark Schwahn Mark Schwahn 0.82
9
AND THEN IT STARTED
LIKE A GUILTY THING


209
10 JANUARY 2016 Les Butler Mark Schwahn 0.81
10
THE SERPENT THAT DID
STING THY FATHER'S LIFE


210
17 JANUARY 2016 Mark Schwahn Mark Schwahn 0.85