The best thing about Christmas used to be presents, time off work, seeing family, eating yourself into a coma.
That was before.
Now, the best thing about Christmas is Netflix’s endless stream of festive-themed budget romcoms.
And the best of these – fight me, Princess Switch fans – is the A Christmas Prince series, which has gone from a cult hit to a full-blown franchise.
The story of Amber, the quintessential Romcom Journalist who gets assigned to profile the prince of a tiny European country and (MASSIVE SPOILER, YOU’VE BEEN WARNED, DON’T READ ON IF YOU’VE LITERALLY NEVER SEEN ANY ROMCOM EVER) falls in love with him, is the kind of formulaic brain-Cheezel fodder that may actually have been written by accident in one of those million-typing-monkeys situations.
It’s Peak Trash, and it’s incredible. (And star Rose McIver, a totally chill Kiwi, knows it.)
Anyway, it got a sequel in time for Christmas last year, where Amber and Prince Whoever Von WhereAreHis-ActualEyebrows got married even though it meant Amber would have to give up her blog – coincidentally, just a few months after Meghan Markle and Prince Harry got married IRL and Meghan had to give up her blog.
And now Netflix has just announced that A Christmas Prince 3: The Royal Baby is coming in, oh, maybe eight and a half months or so?
Now, this might seem a little premature, but in a shocking coincidence, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have an actual royal baby due next month.
So weird, right?
Also weird: the baby is wearing a crown in this ultrasound? Is it actually growing a crown inside Amber’s uterus? Is the crown made of its bones? Is this series going to take a turn into full-on Twilight: Breaking Dawn level childbirth-themed body horror?
We’ll bring you all the news on the most anticipated royal baby of 2019 – the fictional heir to Aldovia – as details come to hand throughout the year.
Because like Amber, we are Extremely Good And Dedicated Journalists.