Philip: Grandpa, tell them that they can't go out there.
The King: Henry, my boy. Are you sure this is what you want? There is no turning back if you go out there now.
Henry: I certainly hope not. (to Alex): I love you.
Alex: I love you more.
Henry: I think that's up for debate.
(They kiss and walk out on the balcony, where the crowd can see them)
(Bea sees the crowd with pride flags in front of the palace...)
Bea: Oh, my God, Henry, look at this. (reading the news): Apparently, there are crowds forming in Manchester, Sheffield, Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Liverpool.
Henry: I will no longer be the prince of shame and of secrets. Starting today, the world will know me for who I am and not who you want me to be.
Henry: They are not accusations. They are the truth.
The King: It's a truth from which I am determined to protect you.
Henry: I don't want your protection. I want your support.
The King: It is not yours to decide which of the two you will get.
Henry: I'm as much a part of this family as anyone here, and I deserve to be happy.
Alex: I hope Henry was watching. I could feel him watching. He does this thing when he's worried. Furrows his eyebrows. It's the cutest thing. God, I miss him.
Zahra: Oh, my God. I just have to do everything around here. (takes out a phone from a drawer) Shaan Shrivistava, this is Zahra Bankston. Look, I know we said we'd only use these phones in an emergency. Well, welcome to that emergency. I've got the first son in my office, mooing over the prince like a cow in labor, and I'm not gonna get any work done until you put these two lovesick homosexuals on the phone with one another. I don't care what any of those wrinkled white men at Buckingham Palace have to say about it. I want you to march your skinny, perfect a$$ over to the prince, hand him your phone, or so help me God, you will never see me naked again.
Alex: Good morning. Henry and I have been together since the beginning of this year. As many of you have already read, we've struggled every day with what this means for our families, our countries and our futures. And while neither of us is naive about what it means to be public figures, we never imagined our most private and intimate thoughts, fears and truths would become fodder for public examination. What was taken from us this week was our right to determine for ourselves how and when we should share our relationship and queer identities with the world. The truth is, every queer person has the right to come out on their own terms and on their own timeline. They also have the right to choose not to come out at all. The forced conformity of the closet cannot be answered with forced conformity in coming out of it. This isn't about shame. This is about privacy and the fundamental right of self-determination, which are exactly the principles on which the struggle for queer liberation has always been fought. But there is another truth that's much simpler: I fell in love with a person who happens to be a man, and that man happens to be a prince. He has captured my heart and made my life immeasurably better. I love His Royal Highness, Prince Henry George Edward James Hanover-Stuart Fox. I hope one day we'll have the opportunity to be public about our relationship on our own terms. Thank you.
Alex: If you want me to go, you have to tell me to leave.
Henry: Please... don't make me.
Alex: It is the only way you're getting rid of me. Because I would never leave this room if I didn't think there was any hope of holding on to the happiness that I have found with you. And if you think otherwise, then you don't know me. So tell me to go, Henry, and I promise I will walk out that door and trouble you no longer.
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|Title:||Red, White & Royal Blue (2023)|
|Produced by:||Amazon Studios|
|Release Date:||August 11, 2023|
Based on the Casey McQuiston Novel of the same name, this story focuses on Alex Claremont-Diaz, the First Son of the United States and his rivalry with the young prince, Henry. After causing a major uproar at the older Prince’s Brother’s wedding, the two are forced to avoid a National incident by up-playing their non existent friendship with a goodwill visit to the UK. Their rivalry soon turns into a forced friendship and then blossoms into something even more. The two try to keep their relationship a secret despite their highly public lives amid his mother’s re-election campaign as the first female President. (IMDb)