Everything has changed.
It had only been two weeks since Ted Pryce (Oliver Milburn) was killed in a mob at the King’s Cup and the royal family was still recovering from those shocking developments in tonight’s eventful season premiere of The Royals.
Queen Helena (Elizabeth Hurley) desired to right her wrongs and Prince Liam (William Moseley) struggled with his guilt while King Cyrus (Jake Maskall) scrambled to preserve his claim to the throne and Princess Eleanor (Alexandra Park) continued to search for purpose. Meanwhile, Prince Robert (Max Brown) was back from the dead and stranded on a deserted beach in the middle of nowhere after surviving the attack everyone assumed had killed him.
Queen Helena received quite the surprise when she went to retrieve her late husband Simon’s (Vincent Regan) bones from his tomb to prove her children’s true paternity: He was gone. Cyrus had stolen the body to prevent her from threatening his crown. “I burned him up and sprinkled him over the English Channel,” he told her. “No Simon. No DNA. No paternity.” But Helena wasn’t bothered because she could still use Cyrus’ DNA—if she could get it. He had hastily barricaded himself in his room when he learned about her plans. “Catch me if you can, Queenie!” he challenged.