Felix is having troubles at school and is in real danger of not graduating with his class. Because of his difficulties at school, Hetty decides to relieve Felix of his duties at the hotel, which is a double blow for him since his work at the hotel is one of the few things that gives him true pleasure. It's a bad time for Hetty's decision as the hotel is the site of an upcoming royal wedding. Felix decides to take extraordinary measures to get away from his troubles. With the wedding, the royal family in question is headed by its matriarch, the Polish Countess Polenska. Her son, Count Marek, is the groom, his bride being Adele MacPhee, who happens to be Pierre's sister. Pierre has not seen either his sister or his mother, an ethnic Irish scrub-woman named Maggie MacPhee, in twenty years. This gathering brings together many who are keeping secrets: Pierre was unaware that Adele was the bride in the wedding; Pierre told his family that he owned the hotel, and as such Maggie offered the ...