Fans Spot Taylor Swift Easter Egg in ‘Red, White and Royal Blue’

Ellie Bamber and Taylor Swift
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Purple, White and Royal Blue might not function any of Taylor Swift’s music within the movie — but it surely does function one in every of her most trendy outfits.

Within the Prime Video rom-com — which premiered on Friday, August 11 — Ellie Bamber’s Princess Beatrice is noticed sporting a light-weight blue embroidered robe by Jenny Packham whereas attending the marriage of her and Prince Henry’s (Nicholas Galitzine) older brother Philip’s (Thomas Flynn) wedding ceremony. Eagle-eyed Swifties, nevertheless, seen the robe is identical one Swift, 33, wears in her 2014 “Clean House” music video.

“I actually ‘dropped every part now’ and ran to youtube to test if it was the identical the second I noticed it,” one fan captioned a Saturday, August 12, TikTok that includes clips of the costume within the movie and music video.

One consumer commented that they “RECOGNIZED THAT INSTANTLY” upon watching the film. One other wrote, “I WAS LIKE clean house costume???”

RWRB follows the enemies-to-lovers romance of Galitzine’s Prince Henry of England and Taylor Zakhar Perez’s Alex Claremont-Diaz, the son of the President of the US. Princess Beatrice was one in every of many characters whose function was barely modified for the movie adaptation as she is the center baby of England’s royal siblings in Casey McQuiston’s 2019 novel of the identical title.

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Earlier this month, director Matthew López completely advised Us Weekly that “every part that wasn’t Alex and Henry needed to go,” because the movie’s unique run time was three-hours lengthy. “My job because the filmmaker is to ship Alex and Henry safely on to the top of the movie,” he defined. “There’s about lower than 20 seconds of the film wherein both of them doesn’t seem.”

López, 46 — who cowrote the script with Ted Malawer — famous that he was confronted with limitations similar to “price range, time [and] house” whereas bringing the supply materials to life on display. “What I’ve been saying to folks is like, ‘Nicely, take the variety of hours the audiobook lasts and subtract it by two, and that’s what was neglected of the film,’” he joked.

On the finish of the day, “Whenever you set for your self that objective of serving that journey for these two characters, it really turns into very, very clear what belongs and what doesn’t,” the Tony Award winner advised Us.

Whereas some e-book followers may be dissatisfied in among the movie’s cuts — together with the exclusion of characters similar to Alex’s sister, June, Senator Rafael Luna, and Henry’s mom, Princess Catherine — the film nailed included different pivotal moments similar to Alex and Henry’s after-hours date evening at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum.

“There’s simply one thing magical about being at a museum after hours, lengthy in any case the opposite patrons have left,” López shared. “To have the ability to create that magnificence between these two characters visually and emotionally was very straightforward in some methods to do, as a result of we have been within the precise house that it was set within the e-book. And that form of gave us goosebumps.”