Alex and Henry Fall Head First Into Love in "Red, White & Royal Blue" — Get a Sneak Peek
The long-awaited "Red, White & Royal Blue" movie adaptation from Amazon Prime Video is officially coming this summer. On April 26, the streamer announced that the film will arrive in August, later sharing several first-look photos on June 12. Then, during the first week of July, Prime Video shared three short preview clips from the romantic film featuring memorable scenes from the book, leading into the release of the full trailer on July 6. But that's not all! In August, the streamer shared even more clips of what's to come, along with another poster.
The upcoming rom-com, based on the novel of the same name by Casey McQuiston, was filmed in London last summer. In the film, Nicholas Galitzine plays Prince Henry, a gay British prince who's often looked over by his family. Prince Henry meets his match in Alex, played by Taylor Zakhar Perez. Alex is the first son of the United States, and when he causes an incident with the cake at Henry's brother's wedding, the two have to fake an international friendship, but things go awry when they start falling for each other.
Perez previously appeared as Marco in the Kissing Booth trilogy and in HBO Max's "Minx." Meanwhile, Galitzine starred as Prince Robert in 2021's "Cinderella" and played Luke Morrow in 2022's "Purple Hearts." He's also set to appear in "Bottoms" this August. "Red, White & Royal Blue" is directed by playwright Matthew López, making his feature directing debut, from a screenplay by López and Ted Malawer. The film is produced by Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter.
McQuiston told Deadline in June 2022 when casting was announced, "It has been a thrill to hand this story over to Berlanti/Schechter, Amazon, and our fearless leader Matthew López and watch them make so many smart, bold, thoughtful choices to bring it to life. This casting is no exception. I absolutely can't wait to see Taylor and Nicholas on screen as Alex and Henry."
The novel "Red, White & Royal Blue" was released in 2019 and became a runaway bestseller. It's also a perennial favorite on BookTok. McQuiston followed up "Red, White & Royal Blue" with two more queer novels: 2021's "One Last Stop" and 2022's "I Kissed Shara Wheeler," their first young adult novel. Both books have also been New York Times bestsellers.
Ahead, read everything we know about "Red, White & Royal Blue" so far, including the movie's full cast and release date.
"Red, White, & Royal Blue" Trailer
Prime Video released the full trailer for the film on July 6.
"Red, White & Royal Blue" Teaser Clip No. 1
In the first preview clip, posted on July 3, Alex and Henry move closer together on a couch during an uncomfortable interview.
"Red, White & Royal Blue" Teaser Clip No. 2
In the second preview clip, released on July 4, Henry and Alex head out after a very eventful polo match.
"Red, White & Royal Blue" Teaser Clip No. 3
In the third preview clip, shared on July 5, Alex and Henry get into a fight next to Henry's brother's wedding cake.
"Red, White & Royal Blue" Teaser Clip No. 4
We see more of #Cakegate in another clip released on Aug. 4.
"Red, White & Royal Blue" Teaser Clip No. 5
In a clip released on Aug. 4, Henry and Alex tackle a series of press interviews.
"Red, White & Royal Blue" Teaser Clip No. 6
In the sixth clip, released on Aug. 7, Zahra finds Henry hiding in Alex's closet.
"Red, White & Royal Blue" Cast
Besides Galitzine as Prince Henry and Perez as Alex, the movie also stars Uma Thurman as Alex's mom, President Ellen Claremont. Sarah Shahi plays Zahra Bankston, Rachel Hilson plays Nora Holleran, Ellie Bamber plays Princess Bea, and Malcolm Atobrah plays Percy Okonjo. The cast also includes Clifton Collins Jr., Stephen Fry, Thomas Flynn, Akshay Khanna, Sharon D. Clarke, Aneesh Sheth, and Juan Castano, though their roles are unknown.
"Red, White & Royal Blue" Release Date
"Red, White & Royal Blue" will be released on Aug. 11 on Prime Video.
"Red, White & Royal Blue" Poster #1
Prime Video released the first poster — featuring Henry and Alex's legs wearing patriotic socks — on April 26.
"Red, White & Royal Blue" Poster #2
Prime Video released the second poster for "Red, White & Royal Blue" on May 24. It gives us our first look at Alex and Henry in full costume, tangled up together on a leather couch.
"Red, White & Royal Blue" Poster #3
On Aug. 7, a third poster was released showing Alex and Henry relaxing by the water.
"Red, White & Royal Blue" Book
"Red, White & Royal Blue" ($11, originally $17)
McQuiston released "Red, White & Royal Blue" in May 2019. The book won best debut and best romance in that year's Goodreads Choice Awards, cementing its place as a fan favorite. The book tells Henry and Alex's story from their disastrous interaction at Henry's brother's wedding through election night for Alex's mom's reelection campaign. A good part of the book is epistolary, told through emails the pair send back and forth.
"Red, White and Royal Blue" First-Look Photos
In this picture, Alex relaxes with his mom — who's also the president — on the couch.
Alex and Henry sit together, faking their friendship.
Shahi is seen in character as Zahra for the first time.
Alex and Henry's run-in with a wedding cake is a total disaster.
Henry walks with his sister, Princess Bea.
Henry, Percy, Nora, and Alex let off some steam.
Alex and Henry meet in an art museum.