This 2017 Hallmark-esque holiday offering from Netflix is a real mess. The plot: Amber (Rose McIver), a copy editor with zero reporting experience at a magazine (website?) called Now Beat, for some reason is dispatched to Aldovia, a fictional European country, to cover the very complicated coronation of a handsome prince (Ben Lamb). She poses as a palace employee to gain access to the royal family, where she falls in love with — and steals documents from — the prince, while taking lots of ridiculous notes (e.g., “I have to dig deeper” and “Have to find out!!”) and snapping photos without bothering to turn off her iPhone’s shutter sound. The Amelia Bedelia of journalism, Amber also steals an unattended horse and wrecks no fewer than two pieces of Priceless Palace Art — the least of her transgressions. In the end, her editor declares her story unprintable, but not for any of those reasons. GH
Update: There have been two sequels to this movie. TWO. In "A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby" (2019), Amber remains delusional about her abilities: “I may be expecting and queen, but I’m still a journalist, and right now my investigation needs your help!” Sure, Jan.