Spoiler Note: This post will contain spoilers for all aired episode of E!'s The Royals and will include speculation for Season 3, which airs Sunday, December 4.
No doubt about it, Season 2 was rough for The Royals fanatics. It doesn’t matter which storyline makes your heart trip a beat, none of the characters had it particularly easy, as the United Kingdom traded one excellent monarch in King Simon for his buffoon of a brother, Cyrus. Because of Queen Helena’s devious playing of one side against the other, her twin spare-heirs were left out in the cold in the line-up to the throne, due to her chocked-up paternity scandal. Now with the kingdom run amok, and the two most upstanding family members dead, Liam and Eleanor were left floundering, and the road for the heart of the whole show—Princess Eleanor and bodyguard Jasper — was the toughest of all. And with Season 3 premiering at the beginning of December, it’s pretty much the best Christmas present for those of us who love an angsty, all the feels romance on TV.