Danish prince Carl, destined for history's oblivion, manages to marry a British princess, and gets elected to King of Norway so that his beloved wife might get away from her loathed mother-in-law. But as the doors of the Royal Palace close behind the young couple, they realize that the struggle has just begun: An anti-monarchy-wave is sweeping through Europe. Coupled with socialism, it becomes a deadly mix for their cousins all over the continent. While doing his best to protect his family, the king makes a surprising discovery: He is endowed with brilliant political skills. As Europe races towards world war, will he manage to keep his young nation neutral, protect its growing commercial fleet and secure its economic future?