|Season 1, Episode 6|
|Written by||Mark Schwahn|
|Directed by||Jean de Segonzac|
Unmask Her Beauty to the Moon
Your Sovereignty of Reason
Unmask Her Beauty to the Moon is the sixth episode of the first season of The Royals.
The royal family goes on a trip to Monaco. Prince Liam and Ophelia work on their relationship.
Maribel and Penelope are in the back room of a plane when they come out to say "That doesn't feel entirely unpleasant." after putting unknown contents up her bum. Eleanor carries a Diplomatic bag with her (filled with drugs) that security is legally unable to go through. When the group get to Monaco Eleanor discovers that Liam has invited Robert's friend Beck to spend the weekend and Eleanor jumps around like a gleefully horny filly even though she tells her brother, “I hate you times infinity.” Back at the Palace Jasper has requested a transfer of duty from Eleanor’s detail and Helena has snapped him up to be her security detail.
Back in Monaco, Ashok's father has given him a powerful blue car. Liam has fired Marcus for the weekend so he can hang out. We find out that Beck is Robert’s best friend, whom Eleanor lost her virginity to and had lots of sex with. And he makes her feel all flustered and giddy and girly. In a Casino while playing poker with a man named Omar, Gemma loses Ashok's brand new car. Gemma tries to trade Penelope’s virginity to the guy for the car, but he’s not having any of that.
Simon is back from Canada and Prudence is weaseling her downcast-eyed, pouty-mouthed way back into his charms, to the delight of Cyrus. In Monaco Beck says he wants to be with Eleanor, but she says, "That’s not fair." When Eleanor goes back to her room to get her drugs from the Diplomatic bag it has disappeared most likely by Beck causing her to have her first drug-free day in a long time. Liam and Ophelia are texting back and forth to each other from their different rooms they end the night together in a romantic lip-lock.
Liam challenges Omar to a game of darts to win Ashok's car back. Liam is terrible at darts, and Omar proves to be a good player. Liam's skill returns and he is victorious. Even though Omar lost he refuses to give the car back until Ophelia points a ceremonial bow and arrow at him. Omar quickly gives Ashok back his keys and leaves. When Ophelia begins to lower the bow and arrow she accidentally hits him in the leg. An off-duty Marcus removes the arrow and Ashok reigns.
King Simon walks along the river in regular contemplation and discovers Prudence there. He invites her to join him. As they stroll, he reveals that he likes to watch people at the bus stop and ride the Tube but sees that everyone ignores each other, locked in their own world. When he tells her she’s a good person and that he wants to help her, she replies, “You’re a good man and a great king and that matters immensely … to all of us.”
Prudence later refuses to help Cyrus get information on King Simon, and when he threatens to turn her in for treason, she says that she’ll go to the authorities too. If word gets out that the palace is using it’s power to pressure its servants sexually, the public would demand the dissolution of the monarchy. The Queen has a feeling Jasper is faking his accent, but she wants to check out his tongue’s other abilities. Queen Helena makes Jasper work for “Her Majesty’s pleasure.” And later after he proves how “cunning” he is, they also have sex. But King Simon, who returns from his walk invigorated from his chat with Prudence, bears flowers for his wife. In a twist of fate, he sees Jasper leaving the queen’s chamber semi-clothed and he’s crushed. The next day, he leaves for an important meeting which seems like the resolution to dissolve the monarchy may be back on the table.
Back in Monaco, Eleanor and Beck enjoy a leap off of the pool cabana and a wet, romantic kiss. When Eleanor swims away and reveals a glimpse of her slender derriere, Beck’s face is pure blue steel. That night (she’s been drug-free for 2 days) after she and Gemma kind of commiserate, but not really, because Gemma realizes she’s all alone, Eleanor sneaks into Beck’s bed and they snuggle and sleep. Liam and Ophelia aren’t sleeping however, and their sexy giggle can be heard down in the pool by Gemma.
The next morning Gemma has decided to stay in Monaco and everyone else flies home and we learn that Beck is married. Even though they can’t be together because of his whole, pesky, marriage thing, he encourages Eleanor to let "them" (the public) see her "When you step off the plane, show them the quiet, kind and gentle girl that I know." However when she steps off the plane she gives the paparazzi what they had, a wild child. Liam and Ophelia step off the plane holding hands as an official couple.
Main Cast Edit
- Elizabeth Hurley as Helena Henstridge
- Vincent Regan as Simon Henstridge
- William Moseley as Liam Henstridge
- Alexandra Park as Eleanor Henstridge
- Jake Maskall as Cyrus Henstridge
- Merritt Patterson as Ophelia Pryce
- Oliver Milburn as Ted Pryce
- Tom Austen as Jasper Frost
Recurring Cast Edit
- Sophie Colquhoun as Gemma Kensington
- Ukweli Roach as Marcus Jeffries
- Hatty Preston as Maribel Henstridge
- Lydia Rose Bewley as Penelope Henstridge
- Poppy Corby-Tuech as Prudence
- Manpreet Bachu as Ashok
- Andrew Cooper as Beck
Minor Cast Edit
- Abhin Galeya as Omar