Hallmark Movie 'A Royal Christmas' Premieres Tonight, Stars Lacey Chabert, Jane Seymour, Stephen Hagan, Katherine Flynn

A Royal Christmas premieres November 22 on Hallmark Channel. Photo Credit: Copyright
2014 Crown Media United States, LLC/Photographer: Gabriel Hennessey
Hallmark Channel Original Movie A Royal Christmas premieres on Saturday, November 22 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The film stars Lacey Chabert (Party of Five) stars alongside two-time Golden Globe and Emmy winner Jane Seymour (Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman), Stephen Hagan (Against The Dark) and Seymour's real-life daughter Katherine Flynn.

As the only daughter of an expert tailor in Philadelphia, Emily Corrigan (Chabert) is a kindhearted young woman proud of her blue-collar background. She is a devoted seamstress at the family business and madly in love with her doting European boyfriend, Leo (Stephen Hagan). But as their first Christmas together approaches, Leo drops a bombshell on his unsuspecting girlfriend: he is actually Prince Leopold, heir to the throne of Cordinia, a small sovereign country. Emily is in shock, but her love for Leo trumps her hesitation about his double life and they quickly fly to Cordinia to announce their engagement and spend the holidays with Leo’s disapproving mother, Queen Isadora (Seymour).

Lacey Chabert, Stephen Hagan. Photo Credit: Copyright
2014 Crown Media United States, LLC/
Photographer: Gabriel Hennessey
Less than enthusiastic about her son’s relationship with a commoner, Isadora makes Emily feel anything but welcome at their grand castle, leaving Emily to feel more at home among Isadora’s staff of butlers and housemaids. As Emily struggles to adapt to her new royal surroundings, the situation is made more difficult when a scheming Isadora invites Duchess Natasha (Flynn), Leo’s ex-girlfriend, to join them for Christmas. Emily sees that Natasha is a perfect match for Leo and worries she’ll never measure up to Isadora’s standards. Attempting to stay true to herself in a world where she clearly doesn’t belong, Emily wonders if love is enough to keep her newly royal relationship from falling apart before Christmas morning.

Watch a sneak peek of A Royal Christmas below:

A Royal Christmas is a Brad Krevoy Television Production. Brad Krevoy, Alexandre Coscas and Eric Jarboe are the executive producers. Amy Krell is the producer. Alex Zamm directed from a script by Janeen & Michael Damian and Tippi Dobrofsky and Neal Dobrofsky.

The cast includes Diana Dumitrescu as Olivia, Alice O'Mahoney as Poppy, Vlad Ianus as Will, Ionut Grama as Kent, Annie Gould as Sister Agnes, Mihai Niculescu as Grand Duke, Olivia Krevoy as Teenage Girl, Cosmin Guzan as Ivan and Jim Trenton as Irate Customer.

A Royal Christmas is part of Hallmark Channel's annual "Countdown to Christmas" event.

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