When an accident obliterates the British royal family and most of its branches, a desperate geneological search discovers the next king: Ralph, a sleazy American lounge singer. Can Ralph measure up to the job, even with the help of loyal aristocrat Willingham? Written by
When Ralph becomes royalty, laughter reigns!
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Did You Know?
Although Finland is not in reality a monarchy, it almost became one after independence was declared in 1917. Even a prospective king was chosen, but later the idea fell out of favour and a republic was created instead. Since the film clearly happens in a slightly different alternate history, the appearance of the Finnish royal family should not be considered a goof, but a rather erudite touch from the filmmakers. See more
Under English law, any child born to a Royal out of wedlock is ineligible to succeed the throne, which extends to the child's heirs. This can never be reversed, even if the child is legitimated by the Royal parent. Therefore, despite being the "only" surviving member of the Windham line, Ralph could never take the throne since his father was born out of wedlock. See more
Sir Cedric Willingham
It's not enough simply to be the king. You must look and act like one.
National Anthem of Finland
Music by Fredrik Pacius See more