In a poignant and heartwarming deleted scene from the beloved film “Red, White & Royal Blue,” Prime Video offers a glimpse into the vulnerable past of Prince Henry (Nicholas Galitzine). This intimate exchange between Prince Henry and Alex Claremont-Diaz (Taylor Zakhar Perez) delves into the inner workings of the prince’s heart and his struggles with love.
A Royal Secret Unveiled
Titled “Prince Henry & Alex’s Fireside Chat,” the scene centers around a pivotal conversation where Alex inquires about their first night together and Henry’s declaration that he couldn’t allow anyone to fall in love with him. In response, Henry shares a touching narrative from his upbringing as a royal.
Henry recounts the story of a young prince, born with his heart on the outside of his body, making him uniquely different from others in the royal family. His family, aware of his vulnerability, lived in fear that the kingdom would discover his true self, leading them to take drastic measures to protect him.
The Armor and Freedom
Henry’s grandfather, the king, provided him with a suit of armor, assuring him that as long as he wore it, nothing would harm him. For years, Henry believed in this promise, but it came at the cost of his freedom. That is until he encountered a charismatic young peasant boy who, despite his blunt and audacious remarks, made Henry feel truly alive.
The connection between the prince and the peasant boy gradually stripped away the armor that had shielded his heart for so long. With each interaction, the armor fell piece by piece, leaving only the protective piece guarding his heart. As the peasant boy continued to pull at that last defense, Henry’s heart began to beat freely once more.
This deleted scene, although not included in the final cut of “Red, White & Royal Blue,” offers fans a profound and touching moment between the film’s LGBTQ characters, Prince Henry and Alex Claremont-Diaz. It serves as a testament to the power of love and vulnerability in breaking down barriers.
Long live the enduring love of our queer royal couple, Henry and Alex.
Streaming on Prime Video
“Red, White & Royal Blue” continues to captivate audiences on Prime Video, where viewers can revel in the romance and authenticity of this modern LGBTQ love story.