Exclusive: Meet the dorky royals of 'Secret Princes'
For every woman who grew up dreaming of a handsome, charming prince to sweep her off her feet, "Secret Princes" (TLC, premieres Fri. Oct. 25 at 10:00 p.m.) should fix that right quick. A reality TV show following four royals from different nations looking for love in Austin, Texas without benefit of their impressive resumes, this show suggests that at least some of these princes are neither charming nor handsome and may really want to call the royal matchmaker when they get back home. In this clip, the royals fight over who gets the better bedroom. The way these guys go at it, you'd think the losers had to sleep in a pup tent in the backyard.
Ditching their servants, cooks, drivers and staff, they will take on minimum wage jobs, live in a modest home and learn to dress, act and date like average Americans. With limited means to woo their ladies-in-waiting, the men will have to rely on their charm and wit to find true love. Once their undercover reign comes to an end, they will reveal their true identities to their American sweethearts at a grand ball. The royals may face their first- ever-rejection after the ladies find out they’ve been lied to, or they may just find the fairytale ending they were searching for all along.
Meet the royals:
Prince Alexander of Russia – Direct descendent of the Romanoff dynasty; also known as Francis Mathew; 35 years old. He has had a successful career as a photographer and currently lives in Kent, England. He enjoys keeping fit, rock climbing and reading.
Prince Lorenzo de’ Medici of Italy – Heir to the famous Medici dynasty; 37 years old; both Polish and Italian royal bloodlines. His family has a selection of beautiful homes filled with priceless antiques and numerous staff. He spends his time working with several charities and is pursuing his political career. Lorenzo has a passion for cooking and never has any assistance in the kitchen.
Lord James Rennell of Rodd – 4th Baron Rennell, United Kingdom; 35 years old; inherited the title in 2006 from his uncle. James is a senior marketing and publicity expert, and partying is second nature to this blue-eyed bachelor. He enjoys playing tennis, squash, skiing and surfing.
The Honourable Oliver Plunkett of Dunsany – Heir to the Barony of Dunsany; Republic of Ireland; 28 years old. He lives in the 900 year old Dunsany castle that is filled with priceless antiques and runs his own computer game company. Oliver enjoys socializing in members-only social clubs, playing croquet and skiing.
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