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A Royal Night Out Review

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Princesses Elizabeth (Gadon) and Margaret (Bowley) do a runner from the palace on VE Day and spend a night among London'’s riffraff.

★★★★★

Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret do a runner from the palace on VE Day and spend a night among London’s riff-raff, in this cheerful farce that often feels scaled down for Sunday-night TV. Bel Powley as Margaret pulls focus, despite only being a supporting role, with a gawping, jolly hockeysticks delight at everything the normal world has to offer.

A key romantic plot between Princess Elizabeth (Sarah Gadon) and a soldier played by Jack Reynor unfortunately flounders due to the wearying constant chippiness of Reynor’s character. Thank gawd, then, that she ended up marrying elsewhere.

A cheerful comedy-drama with charm to spare.

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