The trailer for 'Red, White & Royal Blue' sees an international incident spark a gay romance

The trailer for ‘Red, White & Royal Blue’ sees an international incident spark a gay romance

Hearts of two nations collide in first look at Prime Video’s adaptation of Casey McQuiston’s 2019 young adult LGBTQ romance Red, white and royal blue.

Written by Ted Malawer and Tony winner Matthew López, the upcoming summer romantic comedy serves as López’s directorial debut and sees stars Taylor Zakhar Perez and Nicholas Galitzine play the sons of US and British leaders, unexpectedly falling in love before facing the international implications of their relationship.

In the nearly two-minute first look, Alex Claremont-Diaz (Perez), the son of the President of the United States (Uma Thurman), and Britain’s Prince Henry (Galitzine) discover that despite having so much in common: good looks, undeniable charisma, international popularity: they can’t escape their utter contempt for each other.

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But when an international incident makes headlines after their long feud, the two are forced to salvage the image of their respective countries’ relations. It leads them to a series of meetings both public and private which see Alex and Henry realizing there is something else underneath all that animosity.

“Have you ever wondered who you would be if you were an anonymous person in the world?” Henry asks a confused Alex in the trailer, before kissing his enemy turned friend.

As their friendship turns into something much more – thanks to a kiss at a New Year’s Eve party – the two find themselves dodging the press, parents, high-ranking officials and, sometimes, their own feelings. Ultimately, Alex and Henry will have to decide whether their duty to their country or their hearts is more important.


“You have to figure out if you feel forever for him,” Thurman’s president says, before Henry is asked by another, “Do you love him?”

“What difference would it make if you did?” he answers.

Red, white and royal blue also starring Clifton Collins Jr., Sarah Shahi, Rachel Hilson, Stephen Fry, Ellie Bamber, Thomas Flynn, Malcolm Atobrah, Akshay Khanna, Sharon D Clarke, Aneesh Sheth and Juan Castano. The movie is produced by Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter, and executive produced by López, McQuiston, Michael Riley McGrath and Michael S. Constable.

The film is released on August 11 on Prime Video.