Eek! Take a deep breath young adult fiction fans because we've got big news... there's going to be a new Princess Diaries book! Next summer marks the 15th anniversary of the very first PD book and author Meg Cabot is celebrating by returning to the Mia Thermopolis' story.
It's five years since the last instalment was released and a lot has changed. Princess Diaries fans who were once teenagers have grown-up and so has Mia. It makes sense then, that the next read is going to be for adults rather than teenagers (so it's not even going to be embarrassing to read it on the tube!)
Plus, just when you thought the news couldn't get any more exciting, turns out Meg's called the book 'Royal Wedding, Princess Diaries XI'. Yep, apparently fans have been demanding for Mia to have her own royal wedding since Kate Middleton and Prince William's big day - and the author is gonna give them what they want.
'I’ve been planning this book for some time,' she wrote her site. 'I got the inspiration a few years ago from actual goings-on in a certain royal family of a small European principality (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, you need to brush up on your royal family gossip).'
Eek. We're totally psyched for a K-Middyfied Mia. We're hoping for a royal tour, lots of literal dressing and maybe an adorable Prince George. Plus the storyline is going to be pretty dramatic, Mia's going to be swapping high school drama for paparazzi, politics and scandal. (Oooh!) Meg explains:
'In Royal Wedding, Princess Diaries XI, Princess Mia’s planned nuptials to longtime love Michael Moscovitz are in jeopardy when the paparazzi uncover a startling secret: Mia has a long lost younger sister. Now a scheming politico is using the royal scandal to force Mia’s father from the throne, leaving Genovia without a monarch . . . unless Mia can prove to everyone — especially herself — that she’s finally fit to rule.'
And that's not all. Mia's newly introduced half-sister is going to get her very own spin-off series aimed at tweens called 'From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess'.
'I’m taking readers back to Genovia, this time through the illustrated diaries of a spunky new heroine, 12-year-old Olivia Grace, who happens to be the long lost half-sister of Princess Mia Thermopolis.'