25 best royal movies ever

Elizabeth (1998)

Now this is what you call a career woman. After hooking up with the unsuitable Robert Dudley, Elizabeth I (Cate Blanchett) vows to marry England instead and sets herself up as the Virgin Queen – after being told she should bag a man to secure the throne. And we thought they just chucked you the keys to the palace. A dash of religion and Elizabeth’s transformation into the steely-eyed monarch of legend keep things interesting.

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