Hallmark Channel movies transport viewers into a different world, and the network’s royal-themed films bring a whole different level of fantasy.
While fans expect to suspend their disbelief, there are almost too many tropes to count when it comes to Hallmark’s royal rom-coms. The main culprit? Boy meets girl — and girl is blindsided by the revelation that her partner is royalty.
Another Us-approved cliché is the story of an American who is hired by the royal family to help the king — or his child —and ends up finding her own happily ever after.
Although Hallmark does stick to a formula of sorts — the queen always hates the foreigner but eventually comes around when her son threatens to give up the throne — each royal movie does give the viewer a mini fairy tale that is wrapped up in two hours or less.
Scroll down for Us’ unofficial ranking of the Hallmark Channel’s royal catalog — and see which tropes stand out in each rom-com, good and bad: