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Dame Julie Andrews Turns Down ‘Princess Diaries 3’ Again

Fans of Anne Hathaway and Princess Mia of Genovia — not to mention the author Meg Cabot who first wrote the¬†Princess Diaries¬†books — were thrilled to learn that a third movie in the¬†Princess Diaries¬†series was finally in the works. There had been rumors of a¬†Princess Diaries 3¬†before, but it was only in recent weeks that we learned that a script was officially being written.

Leading actress Anne Hathaway has not officially confirmed that she is returning, but the new movie will focus on the world of Princess Mia and Anne Hathaway has spoken positively about the idea in the past, so her return seems likely. However, the other leading lady in the world of Genovia and Princess Mia will most likely not be back!

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Unfortunately, Dame Julie Andrews (the Mary Poppins and Sound of Music actress and singer who has worked with Disney many times) recently confirmed that she does not think she will be coming back to play Queen Clarisse once again.

In an interview with Access Hollywood (shown below), the acclaimed singer, dancer, and actress revealed a lot of doubts about the new project and her role in it.

“I think we know that¬†it’s probably not going to be possible,” Andrews replied when asked about the third movie. “It was talked about very shortly after [the second sequel] came out, but it’s now how many years since then? And I am that much older and Annie the princess, or queen,¬† is so much older. And I am not sure where it would float or run.”

We had learned from Deadline that a script was indeed being written for the third movie, whether or not Queen Clarisse will be in it.

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Dame Julie Andrews had also seemed reluctant to create any more Princess Diaries¬†sequels since the director of the first two movies, Garry Marshall, had passed away — so this reticence is not surprising.

However, many Princess Diaries and Julie Andrews fans were hoping that the tangible progress being made on the third movie might be enough to change the mind of the author and performer (and former Disney princess). Unfortunately, it does not look like that will be the case!

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Keep in mind, however, that — as the first movie told us — “Miracles Happen.” So, perhaps Queen Clarisse will make an appearance after all!

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Sharon is a writer and animal lover from New England. Sharon's two main focuses in her work are Disney's correlations with pop culture and the significance of Disney princesses (which was the basis for her college thesis). When she's not writing about Disney, Sharon spends her time singing, dancing, and cavorting with woodland creatures!