Updated: 08 December 2013 10:30 | By Kim Hughes
Royals on film

As Naomi Watts takes on the role of Princess Diana and Nicole Kidman plays Grace of Monaco, we look at some of the best and worst royal movies.



Nicole Kidman as Princess Grace and Naomi Watts as Princess Diana (© Rex Features)
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  • Nicole Kidman as Princess Grace and Naomi Watts as Princess Diana (© Rex Features)
  • W.E. (2011) (© Rex Features)
  • The Other Boleyn Girl (2008) (© Rex Features)
  • The Queen (2006) (© Rex Features)
  • Elizabeth (1998) (© Rex Features)
  • The Young Victoria (2009) (© Rex Features)
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Hollywood has always been crazy about  the royals, and it seems to be a preoccupation with no end in sight. Naomi Watts recently starred as Princess Diana in the movie Diana and her pal Nicole Kidman takes on the role of Princess Grace in the upcoming movie Grace of Monaco. A Wills and Kate biopic surely can't be far behind?

When royals get the film treatment, the results are generally awesome or awful. Filmmakers frequently ignore the facts, driving history buffs mad (always amusing to watch) while rendering their subjects a watery/more sympathetic/nastier version of their true selves to suit whatever plot device or narrative arc is at hand.

Here we look at some of the best and worst royal movies...

Diana is now showing in all cinemas.
Grace of Monaco opens in local cinemas Jan 9, 2014.

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