Mia Thermopolis abruptly learns that she is a princess and the heir to the principality of Genovia. A socially insecure high school freshman, Mia struggles to achieve self-actualization and normality while coping with her new highly publicized identity. Shocked, she initially resists accepting the role of princess but agrees to learn her royal duties and conform as much as possible to expectations by agreeing to compromises with her father. Her demanding grandmother, however, is oblivious to Mia's discomfort and expects her to transform immediately into a suitable royal representative. Mia gradually adjusts to the disruptions in her life and her revised identity.
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