News Flash: Dad is prince of Genovia. (So that's why a limo meets her at the airport!)
Downer: Dad can't have any more kids. (So no heir to the throne.)
Shock of the Century: Like it or not, Mia Thermopolis is prime princess material.
Mia must take princess lessons from her dreaded grandmére, the dowager princess of Genovia, who thinks Mia has a thing or two to learn before she steps up to the throne.
Well, her father can lecture her until he's royal-blue in the face about her princessly duty—no way is she moving to Genovia and leaving Manhattan behind. But what's a girl to do when her name is Princess Amelia Mignonette Grimaldi Thermopolis Renaldo?my review: This is one of those rare cases where I've watched the movie before I read the book, and I have to say, I enjoyed watching the movie better. Mia Thermopolis has a unique voice that perfectly embodies the essence of a high schooler, with typical problems like finding a date to a dance, doing well in school and getting into fights with best friends. Mia was humorous, oblivious to love like most high school girls are, and naive to what being a princess really means.