The Royals: All the Juicy Answers We Got from the Season 3 Premiere
Since The Royals debuted on E! back in March 2015, we have been kiiind of obsessed. The series is chock-full of drama, betrayal, mystery, romance, and some very attractive people. What more could you possibly want in a television series?
To recap where we left off in last season's finale, we finally learned who killed King Simon. The killer was brought to justice when the actual footage of the murder was aired at a football match, and the crowd took matters into their own hands. We also saw King Cyrus get married and his new wife give birth to their son—though it turned out to be a fake wedding thanks to Queen Helena's handiwork—and Prudence and baby seemingly vanished out of thin air. But most shocking of all, we learned that Prince Robert may actually have been alive all along.
The finale left us with so many unanswered questions, and the possible outcomes to each storyline were seemingly endless. But in Sunday night's Season 3 premiere, we found out a lot of new information, and a few of our most pressing questions were finally answered. Read below to see what all we discovered about our favorite dysfunctional royal family. Tune in Sundays on E! at 10 p.m. ET to see how it all plays out.
First things first: Who actually is the rightful heir to the throne? King Cyrus (Jake Maskall) is doing everything in his power to keep Liam (William Moseley) from taking over his throne, including telling the world that the late King Simon wasn't really the twins' biological father. But at the end of last season, Queen Helena (Elizabeth Hurley) set out to exhume his bones in order to prove otherwise, and although we still haven't found out the identity of Prince Liam and Princess Eleanor's (Alexandra Park) father, we did learn what was really in King Simon's tomb—or should we say what wasn't. In place of the bones that would prove Liam belongs on the throne was a note from Cyrus, and the bones were nowhere to be found.
These two have been on-again-off-again pretty much since the show's inception. Jasper (Tom Austen) hasn't exactly been the best guy to Princess Eleanor (Alexandra Park)—remember when he slept with her mother? Or when he had planned to rob her? Yeah, those would be deal breakers for us. Yet the two somehow still gravitate towards each other. During the premiere, we saw them make up once again. Jasper has been trying to win Eleanor back and she told him to not give up on her. We can't wait to see where the relationship goes this season.
In the Season 2 finale, we saw a plane crash and a soldier lying on a beach whose helmet bore the initials of believed-to-be-dead Prince Robert (Max Brown). We couldn't help but wonder if he was stranded somewhere in a Castaway situation, talking to inanimate objects and eating raw fish. Given these scenes from the finale, we were willing to bet he's very much alive, and we were right. We predict he'll somehow make his way back to the palace (because of course he will), and we can't wait to see everyone's reactions when he does.
The Prince (William Moseley) has had a lot to deal with since his father's death. With the prospect of becoming the new king and having the weight of the country on his shoulders, he was under a lot of pressure. And in last season's finale, he basically sentenced a man to his death after playing the video of his father's murder and letting an angry mob seek their revenge. Even though he was avenging his father, we figured he probably wasn't feeling great about it. With the Season 3 premiere, we found out that he indeed was not coping well and had joined some kind of fight club (note the blood dripping from his ear in the photo above) to try and numb his pain.