The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

Continuity mistake: When Princess Mia takes the chicken out of the basket and it gets loose, we see the chicken run away, followed by Princess Mia running after the chicken, and finally the palace guard falling amid a number of boxed, gift-wrapped presents. The only boxed presents that were visible in any of the previous shots were already on the floor and there were none anywhere close to the palace guard that he could have knocked down as he fell.

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Continuity mistake: When Princess Mia is announced at her birthday ball, she waves with her right hand and then waves so enthusiastically with her left hand that her bracelet flies off backward. We see it flying fairly high up judging by the door in the background. But when the doorman catches it, its much lower then it should have been (from the previous scene) with a much lower and flatter trajectory.

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Continuity mistake: When they are looking at prospective husbands, Princess Mia and Lilly are eating popcorn and Lilly asks if it tastes like pears. Princess Mia answers its a "Genovian specialty," and the popcorn disappears immediately afterwards.

00:25:45

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Continuity mistake: In the fan lesson, when the Queen puts the fan over her face, it shows the back, but when it cuts back to her, it is showing the front. This happens twice.

00:37:15

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Nicholas is giving the Queen a chocolate cake in the kitchen, flowers suddenly appear on the table and behind the queen.

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Continuity mistake: When Nicholas serves the Queen a chocolate cake, the position of the items on the table changes position between shots. For example, in the close-up of the cake, there's a tablecloth with flowers next to it. In the other shots of the table, they're much further away from the cake.

00:43:05

Kylantha

Continuity mistake: The scandal video that Elsie shows is not consistent with what the man in the boat with a video camera could have really shot because of the length of time he ducks down into the boat and then is seen sitting up and then bringing out his video camera and supposedly "starts" shooting. If he was shooting before he ducked down and then reappeared, there would be a big gap of Princess Mia waking and sitting up and looking at Nicholas and then at the cameraman and then back at Nicholas. If he didn't start shooting until we actually see him raise the camera up, then the video replay in Princess Mia's room couldn't have had everything on it that is shown.

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Continuity mistake: When Princess Mia is being crowned Queen, we see Charlotte at the top of the left set of stairs, the ones Queen Clarisse just descended. We see Charlotte's legs at the top of the stairs until they go out of frame as Mia turns around to stand in front of throne. The next shot is of Nicholas and CHARLOTTE. Wow, how did she get down there so fast?

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Continuity mistake: During the parade scene, there is a man with a full beard/moustache (sort of a reddish brown) with a black hat, white shirt and black jacket that I believe we first see handing Genovian flags to Charlotte before she tries to get Viscount Mabrey to wave one. This man then goes to stand behind the head of the black man sitting next to Viscount Mabrey. Next, after the parade starts, we see Elsie and Miss Genovia at a table and right above and a little to the left of Elsie's head we the same bearded man. We see some parade shots and then another shot of Elsie with the bearded. Then we see Carolina shots and the parade being stopped. The next shot is of Andrew, Nicholas and Viscount Mabrey and just above and a little to the left of Mabrey's head is our bearded man. Then Elsie ends her commentary with the bearded man's chest and flag in visible in the background. Unless he is a twin like our palace guard, he certainly gets around very fast.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Andrew Jackoby gives Princess Mia the engagement ring, she opens the film canister and the shot shows her emptying the ring into her left hand which reveals a freckle on her pinky finger. When the shot returns to her hand the freckle is gone.

00:29:30

Continuity mistake: When the newly engaged royal couple is presented to the Genovian public, they walk out onto a balcony between two royal palace horn players. Just as the royal couple begins to wave, the horn players lower their horns. The view is switched to a long shot of the front as the royal couple is waving and the horns are back up. They remain up near the players mouths for the rest of the scene even though they don't play anymore.

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Continuity mistake: When Viscount Mabrey and Nicholas are at Mabrey's home, plotting Nicholas' next move, Mabrey is sitting on a sofa with his legs crossed at the knee and a magazine is across his lap. Mabrey's right hand is holding the top of the magazine. Mabrey points his left index finger at Nicholas and asks if he remembers who his father named him after. The shot switches to Nicholas saying that he was named after Grandfather Nicholas. It then goes immediately back to Mabrey starting to get up but now, in just a second or two, Mabrey's feet are both on the floor and the magazine is folded up and held in his right hand.

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Continuity mistake: After Nicholas has kissed Princess Mia in front of the fountain, we can see the front of his hair is messed up, probably from the brim of her hat. As they walk around the fountain, his hair is still messed up. As the scene angle changes as Nicholas says, "Maybe I am," his hair is now fixed and not messed up as in previous shots.

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Continuity mistake: In the chicken scene, as we see Tiny starting to hand the chicken in a basket to Princess Mia, in the background are Brigitte and Brigitta. They are behind the palace guard and to the left of Charlotte and the housekeeper. When we hear Princess Mia say, "May I?", the scene show Charlotte (and the housekeeper) but now Brigitte and Brigitta are behind Charlotte.

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Continuity mistake: When Princess Mia stops the parade and goes over to talk to Carolina, we see Carolina's hair from a back, side view and it is pretty messy. Then we see a front shot and her hair is very neatly tucked behind her ear with her braid hanging neatly by itself. Then we see a quick back shot as Princess Mia asks the boys' names that are messing with Carolina and we can't see her ear but the hair over it is very messy. Back to a front shot and it is neat again until Carolina tells Princess Mia that the boys were tugging on her braid and she demonstrates by pulling on her braid.

00:55:40

Sheri Hartman

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Princess Mia is inspecting the troops, there is a shot of Lord Devereaux watching the procession. The color of his tie is black. Immediately afterwards, when he goes to comfort Princess Mia in the barn, his tie is red. The mistake was acknowledged by director Gary Marshall during the commentary on the DVD.

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Continuity mistake: In the DVD viewing when Nicholas is helping Mia with her archery, you can see the sun shining on them. However, between shots they appear to be in the shade because the sunshine is not there.

01:09:25 - 01:10:15

Continuity mistake: When Nicholas is trying to get Princess Mia's attention, he is throwing pebbles at her open window. She sticks her head out of the window. The next shot is Nicholas throwing another pebble and acting like he hasn't seen her. We hear the pebble click against glass but if it actually did, it would have had to almost hit Princess Mia but she acts as though nothing has happened.

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Continuity mistake: When Lionel is speaking to the Queen, she introduces him to the housekeeper and her two ladies' maids; they are standing in front of the window directly to the right of the Queen. Lionel leans over to tell the Queen he would take a bullet for her and she says that interns don't even want to get her tea. Joseph grabs Lionel and we see the window where the housekeeper and maids were just standing but they have disappeared.

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Continuity mistake: Right after Princess Mia and Andrew meet and are walking on the beach, a shot of them shows Princess Mia's scarf around her neck from the front with the ends blowing very visibly out to the back. Then it cuts to the press corps and then back to Princess Mia and Andrew. You can see her scarf is now on wrapped around the back of her neck with the ends her coat. Then we see her hair move first as her scarf is pulled (blown off?) from a string or wire pulls it off from the back.

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Continuity mistake: When Princess Mia and Nicholas kiss by the fountain, their arms change position between shots.

00:47:55

Kylantha

Revealing mistake: When Mia meets Asana at her birthday party and asks what she's been up to, Asana replies "oh, partying girl" with a British accent. Then when Asana is talking about Prince Jaques, the accent is gone. Then, at the slumber party, her accent slightly returns.

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Plot hole: When Jo is getting to walk down the aisle with Queen Clarisse, he hands Shades his top hat and then pops his ear piece right off, in a split second, and puts it in the top hat. In the previous scenes, Princess Mia has Lionel's ear piece stretched from the back of his neck, across his jaw and around his chin and then stretched to her ear but it hasn't popped out, while Queen Clarisse jerks Charlotte with her when she goes to listen to Princess Mia.

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Continuity mistake: When the Queen is listening to the problems of the Genovians, we see a shot of the other Genovians waiting in line for their turn to speak with the Queen. The next person who speaks to the Queen is Jacqueline, but we didn't see her in line, and after that is Tiny Duval, but we didn't see him in line either.

00:38:35

Sheri Hartman

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Nicholas asks if he can help Princess Mia with her archery, he has her take her stance, then says to lower her elbow. We see Nicholas reach up to put his hand on her shoulder (his right hand is seen through Mia's forearm and shoulder because her elbow is still up so high). Nicholas then says anchor her right hand to her mouth, to touch her mouth. Then he says to relax her hand on the bow as he reaches up to put his left hand around her bow hand. We then see Nicholas reaching up to put his right hand on Mia's shoulder again but this time we see it over the top of her forearm because her elbow has been lowered considerably.

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Continuity mistake: Near the beginning, at Princess Mia's birthday ball, we see a man in the purple and gold palace attire serving champagne on a tray downstairs. The next shot in the scene has Queen Clarisse introducing Princess Mia and then we see two men dressed in purple and gold ready to open the doors for Princess Mia's entrance - but one of the two men is the same man, who just seconds ago, was downstairs serving champagne.

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Continuity mistake: When Gretchen is telling Nicholas that his uncle is up to something, her robe changes from purple to blue and back to purple in three different shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Princess Mia is being "scolded" by Queen Clarisse in the Queen's suite, Princess Mia is reclining on a pillow the same color as the sofa and another pillow that is white/cream with fringe. The white pillow with fringe is partially up on the other, darker sofa pillow. Then we see a couple of shots of Princess Mia talking to her grandmother and the white, fringed pillow is flat down on the sofa under Princess Mia, not on the other darker, sofa pillow. After Princess Mia leaves, we see a shot of the sofa and the white, fringed pillow is now back up, partially on the darker pillow of the sofa.

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Continuity mistake: When Princess Mia and Andrew are at the seashore, we see Andrew with two cameras; one around his neck and the second across one shoulder. When they are running after Princess Mia's scarf, we still see the cameras. But when they are flat down on the sand and Andrew wraps the now recovered scarf back around Princess Mia's neck, Andrew has no cameras.

00:27:05

Sheri Hartman

Continuity mistake: When Princess Mia and Andrew are running after her scarf at the seashore, we see Brigitte and Brigitta also running after the scarf, just as Mia says, "I've got it." But as soon as Andrew and Mia grab the scarf, the next shot shows Brigitte and Brigitta facing the opposite direction and holding parasols, standing behind Andrew's parents.

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Continuity mistake: After Princess Mia and Nicholas fall into the fountain, we see Nicholas come up out of the water and he is just a little to the right of the statue and his tie is not over his shoulder. The scene switches to Princess Mia's head emerging from the water. When she looks over toward Nicholas, the shot shows him now way over to the right and his tie is now over his shoulder.

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Continuity mistake: After Princess Mia and Nicholas kiss by the fountain, as Mia says, "Stop trying to confuse me", she is about to walk past the statue. In the next shot, she's already passed it.

00:48:10

Kylantha

Continuity mistake: When Princess Mia is arriving at the palace, the guy in purple livery announces her arrival and stamps his stick as blonde lady in a gray suit comes down the stairs. We see another man reaching to open the car door, then the blonde lady say, "Welcome home, Princess." and bows. Another man steps forward and now opens the car door and the cat jumps out.

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Factual error: No real archery instructor would allow Princess Mia or anyone for that matter, to shoot with people in front of the shooting line and that close to Princess Mia. And, the arrows aren't retrieved until all have been shot, not after every one.

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Continuity mistake: When the Queen is being served chocolate cake by Nicholas, the blob of cream is smaller in the close-up than in the following wide shot. In the last shot of the scene, it's even bigger, without anyone touching the cake.

00:43:30

Kylantha

Continuity mistake: In the courtroom scene when you see a man sleeping and leaning to the left, but the next shot of him, he's leaning straight up.

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Continuity mistake: When Queen Clarisse is getting ready to mattress "fly", we see Asana, Lilly and Princess Mia lined up front to back from the post at the top of the slide to the back which has Mia near the doorway by Queen Clarisse, just as Asana asks, "Is she really going to do this?" Then as Queen Clarisse jumps on mattress, we see a shot of Asana, Lilly and Princess Mia lined up across the view, with Asana on the stairs and probably down a step, Lilly mostly behind the balloons and Princess Mia between post and the Queen, almost where Asana was before. After the Queen successfully reaches the bottom standing, the trio are back to their previous position, cheering the Queen.

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Continuity mistake: When Queen Clarisse wakes up Lily in Princess Mia's bed, the arrangement of the pillows changes between the first shot of the scene and the shot where Lily turns around.

01:16:05

Kylantha

Continuity mistake: After Andrew kisses Mia, in the shots facing Mia, her hair is blowing in the wind. In the shots from behind her, there's no wind.

01:18:15

Kylantha

Continuity mistake: After Princess Mia says, "That's enough flaming ones for now", Brigitte and Brigitta nearly get hit by another arrow. Then when Nicholas shows up, they are holding fire extinguishers, even though Princess Mia are using regular arrows and has said no more flaming ones.

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Continuity mistake: As Princess Mia is coming down the aisle of the church, she starts to hesitate about three rows from the back. As we see her from the front of the church, she is very near the back when she stops to address everyone. But as she hands her bridal bouquet to the gentleman, he is close to halfway down the aisle and we can see a woman in a pink hat next to (behind) him and a woman in a lavender hat right behind her (who is then right behind the bridal bouquet man). Behind them, down the aisle towards the back, is a woman in a blue hat and farther back is a woman in a pink hat. But the next shot is a long shot from the front and the man holding the bridal bouquet is very near the back and there are not enough rows to hold the women in all the different colored hats.

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Other mistake: The engagement ring that Mia gets at the beginning is larger than the one she gives back to him at the wedding.

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Continuity mistake: When Princess Mia is eating ice cream in the kitchen, a blob of ice cream appears on the left corner of her mouth for one shot, then disappears.

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Continuity mistake: When we see Asana mattress surfing, the mattress she comes down the slope has no label on the front. But when she reaches the bottom, there is a label (or two) on the top front center.

01:01:00

Sheri Hartman

Continuity mistake: When Princess Mia goes to hold her baby brother Trevor, her mom has him wrapped up with the covers over his head; we can't see his head. When Princess Mia takes him from her mother his head is still covered. But in the next shot, as she turns around toward the camera, his head is uncovered and has a white knit cap on it. But then after they take a few steps and her mother talks to her, his head is covered back up.

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Continuity mistake: When Princess Mia is climbing down "vine" to meet Nicholas, we see SG Lionel and SG Shades playing chess with a monitor showing video feeds from security cameras. The one that shows Princess Mia has her higher than the window she is supposed to be climbing out of (there isn't one higher), the window isn't open like it showed in previous shots and she has on a huge white garment of some type that is past her feet (Princess Mia's sweater is gray and comes to her knees). Obviously, the picture we see on the security guards' monitor is not the same one that Princess Mia is shown to have climbed out.

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Continuity mistake: When Princess Mia and Nicholas duck into a closet to finish discussing the "lie-dance," we see Nicholas reach across to turn off the closet light. As he touches the light switch, we see he has a wristwatch on. But the very next shot is a close-up of him actually twisting the switch, and either he has no watch on or it is now under the sleeve.

00:33:50

Sheri Hartman

Continuity mistake: During the parade, Joe in seen riding on the back of the carriage that Queen Clarisse and Princess Mia are riding in. When Princess Mia stops the carriage, Joe gets off the back and is down on the street. We see several shots of Joe down on the pavement watching Princess Mia as she is talking to the orphans. As Princess Mia is telling them how to be a princess, you can see Joe in the background and he is up on the back of the carriage again. As the drum roll is announced, we see Joe get back up on the carriage, again.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Nicholas is telling his uncle that he was wrong, that Princess Mia has found a suitable husband within a week, the scene shows Viscount Mabrey pulling down his vest and then adjusting his tie with his left hand. His hand is still up on his tie when the shot switches to Nicholas saying, "a husband within a week." The shot switches immediately back to Mabrey and his left hand is down to his side and not even visible. Don't think he could be in that pose so quickly.

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Revealing mistake: It is quite noticeable that during the party, the "rising star of opera" is lip-synching. Her posture and mouth movements are not like that of an actual opera singer, and there are no visible vibrations of her throat when she sings.

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Continuity mistake: When Princess Mia is seeing her suite for the first time, we see her "closet" and in the middle is a red/orange tufted ottoman that has nothing on it. There is a second shot of the ottoman and there is nothing on it. But then we see Fat Louie on the ottoman pressing a second remote to open/close drawers.

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Continuity mistake: When Mia is with that prince using arrows, her elbow is way high up. When the prince runs his hand over her arm, it is straight, then in the next shot it is high up again.

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Continuity mistake: When Mia's mother is in her closet, she stands up and hands Mia her little brother. In one shot Mia is supporting the baby's head with her right hand, the next shot with her left hand, then back again.

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