Richard 'Richie' prince of Wales and his playful brother George sneaked out with a fib to avoid 4 hours of non-stop Wagner. Just that night their father dies, Richard IV is suddenly King. His boring elder sister Eleanor and her ambitious secretary Major Simon Brooks hope he'll make a mistake so the people would demand her. Footman Jimmy inadvertently starts a rumor, having seen his young majesty kissing his secret girlfriend, Miranda, in the throne room, which keeps growing. When the press gets wind of it, the King decides to risk a live TV interview.