The Royal Diaries is a series of three television films that aired on HBO in 2000. The films were based on Scholastic's The Royal Diaries, a series of fictional diaries about famous princesses. Kristiana Gregory's Cleopatra VII: Daughter of the Nile, Kathryn Lasky's Elizabeth I: Red Rose of the House of Tudor, and Carolyn Meyer's Isabel: Jewel of Castilla were the books adapted for the film series. They were released separately on home video shortly after airing, and on DVD together in 2008 under the title, The Royal Diaries.


Screenshot No. Title Based on Air date
Daughter-of-the-Nile 1 Cleopatra VII - Daughter of the Nile Cleopatra VII: Daughter of the Nile
by Kristiana Gregory
September 9, 2000[1]
Red-Rose-of-the-House-of-Tudor 2 Elizabeth I - Red Rose of the House of Tudor Elizabeth I: Red Rose of the House of Tudor
by Kathryn Lasky
November 4, 2000[1]
Jewel-of-Castilla 3 Isabel - Jewel of Castilla Isabel: Jewel of Castilla
by Carolyn Meyer
December 2, 2000[1]

DVD release

In July 2008, all three of The Royal Diaries films were released together on DVD. The tagline for the DVD is "Every princess has a story."

Cover Title Released Notes
Royal-Diaries-film The Royal Diaries July 1, 2008[2] Includes all three films


See also