Princess Mia is no longer a teen royal-in-training in the upcoming Princess Diaries novel, Royal Wedding. Now, the 26-year-old is set to walk down the aisle and facing more grown-up problems—like maybe getting caught having sex in the throne room.
In an interview with Cosmopolitan, author Meg Cabot discusses Royal Wedding and the middle-school spin-off, From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess, both out this summer. Much has changed for Princess Mia during the six years since the last installment in the beloved YA series. She’s discovered she has a royal half sibling, Olivia Grace, who gets the chance to tell her side of the story in From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess. And Mia will finally be saying “I do” to her longtime love, Michael Moscovitz.
“When I started the series, I really only intended it to go until she graduated from high school,” Cabot told Cosmopolitan, “I had no ideas after that. And then I kept hearing from readers who were like, “Keep it going!” Then a big thing that happened was that Prince William and Kate Middleton got married, and readers were like, “When are we gonna get to hear about Princess Mia’s wedding?” I started thinking, “You know, that isn’t actually a bad idea.”‘
Royal Wedding also has some pretty NSFW sex which Cabot opened up about, saying, “Sex in the throne room was one thing that they [fans] immediately threw out there. They heard it was an adult book and that was the first thing I heard. I’m not saying it doesn’t happen. There’s definitely sex in some weird places. I’m not sure that it’s right there on the throne, because I’m pretty sure some people would walk in. You gotta be practical. I’m pretty sure even Kate and William haven’t had sex in the throne room yet. We don’t know, but I’m pretty sure it would be difficult. And not comfortable!”
Who isn’t looking forward to this grown-up Mia? From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess is available May 19 and Royal Wedding hits bookshelves June 2. To read the full interview with Cabot, head on over to Cosmopolitan.