Young Royals Season 1 : Review, Cast, Plot, Storyline and All Other Details That You Need to Know [2021]

Prachi SharmaOct 11 . 11 min read

Young Royals Season 1 is a Swedish TV series. Young Royals web series is a Teen Drama. The web series shows the story of a young gay romance between a Prince and a common boy. The web series depicts is set at a boarding school Hillerska, which is a fictional elite. The school is located near the town of Bjarstad. The story of this Yong Royals series revolves around Swedish Prince Wilhelm and his gay romance. The Young Royals Series Season 1 is written by Lisa Ambjorn, Sofie Forsman, and Tove Forsman. This Young Royals web series is directed by Rojda Sekersoz and Erika Calmeyer. The web series is produced by Lisa Berggren Eyre and Martin Soder.

The Young Royals on Netflix is originally in the Swedish language, however, it is available in other languages too. This mystery web series in Hindi received a huge appreciation from the audience.

The makers announced the making of the Young Royals web series in January 2020, and the Young Royals got released on Netflix on July 1, 2021. The Young Royals on Netflix comprises six episodes.

Young Royals Cast:

The Young Royals season 1 has an amazing cast. The main characters of the mystery web series on Netflix are listed below:

  • Edvin Ryding as Swedish Prince Wilhelm, popularly known as "Wille"
  • Omar Rudberg as Simon Eriksson, who is a non-boarding student, Sara's brother, and Wilhelm's love interest
  • Malte Gardinger as August of Arnas, a third-year student, who is Wilhelm and Erik's second cousin; captain of the rowing team
  • Frida Argento as Sara Eriksson, who is a non-boarding student, Simon's sister
  • Nikita Uggla as Felice Ehrencrona, a student and member of modern nobility
  • Pernilla August as Queen Kristina of Sweden, Wilhelm and Erik's mother
  • Carmen Gloria Perez as Linda, Sara, and Simon's mother
  • Iva Forsling as Erik, Crown Prince of Sweden, Wilhelm's elder brother
  • Rennie Mirro as school's sports teacher
  • Xiao-Long Rathje Zhao as Alexander, a student at Hillerska
  • Samuel Astor as Nilus, August's friend at Hillerska
  • Nils Wetterholm as Vincet, August's friend at Hillerska

The Young Royals series plot:

The story of Young Royals Season 1, the mystery web series on Netflix revolves around the Swedish Prince who studies in a boarding school. He gets admitted to the school when a scandal about him comes across the public. At school, he needs to deal with other teenagers and has to keep his sexuality hidden from society since he is a public figure. He is the second son of Queen Kristina. His elder brother is Crown Prince Erik. Wilhelm's class is filled with other classmates who belong to noble families. Wilhelm develops a bond with two non-boarding students who are locals, Sara and his brother Simon.

Young Royals Season 1 plot (Episode 1 to 3):

The show, Young Royals Season 1 begins with Wilhelm preparing himself for the public apology he has to do after his fighting video from the last night goes viral on the internet. He learns about his admission to Hillerska Boarding School, one of the prestigious schools of the country. All his family members have studied there. As he enters the school he meets his second cousin August. They both walk toward the church. There, Wilhelm gets to see his childhood friend, Felice. Then, August heads towards his friends and they all make fun of Simon. On the next day, August approaches Simon and asks him to bring booze for the party. Simon agrees as both he and his sister get an invitation to the party in exchange. At the party, Wilhelm befriends Simon.

One of August's friends, Vincent advises him to approach a counselor regarding his ADHD addiction. August keeps debating with Simon about medication and booze. He also approaches Sara for help who is stopped by Simon. Later, he agrees on receiving the double amount. One night, Wilhelm joins Simon to watch the football match with Rosh, his friend. Later, he receives a warning from August to stay away from Simon. On a film night at school, Simon and Wilhelm share a kiss.As Simon pressurizes August to pay his debts, he ignores him. Later, Simon and some of his friends confront August, August tells them that he is unable to repay the debt as his family is broke. After that, Simon and his friends start maintaining distance from August. On the other hand, Wilhelm decides to forget about the kiss he shared with Simon but, changes his mind and he proposes to Simon. They both start spending weekends together and plan a different location every time to avoid getting noticed by anyone. One day, Wilhelm receives a piece of sad news about his brother, Erik's demise in a car accident.

Young Royals Season 1 plot (Episodes 4 to 6):

After Erik's funeral rituals, Wilhelm is declared the new Crown Prince. After spending some time with the family, Wilhelm returns to the school where he meets Simon and asks him to delete all the texts. Simon starts pressurizing August to repay his debts. Which, August somehow arranges money. In the turn of events, he comes closer to Felice. But, when he comes to know that Felice's preference is Wilhelm, he breaks up with her. To deal with the pain of his brother's death, Wilhelm joins society and gets drunk. He is later rescued by Simon, after which they both spend the night together oblivious to the fact that they are being filmed by August.

On one day of Young Royals season 1, August and Wilhelm stand against each other when Alexander is expelled upon finding his drug addiction. Their thoughts clash and Wilhelm uses his financial powers. Eventually, Simon and Wilhelm grow closer and spend a night at Simon's place. Sara, Felice, and her friends get engaged in the preparations for the celebrations of St. Lucy's Day.

An infuriated August releases Simon and Wilhelm's video on the internet. The situation gets worse for Simon than that for Wilhelm. The Queen visits him and asks Wilhelm to deny his presence in the video, which he does not want to do. Sara and Simon's mother decide to send them to another school for the next term. Sara opposes her mother's decision. On the other hand, Felice tries to get some clue about who leaked the video and finds out that it's August. She tells the same to Wilhelm, who feels betrayed and decides to tell her mother about this. Much to his surprise, he gets to know that his mother is already aware of the fact. During the Christmas ceremony in the progression, Wilhelm admits his love for Simon and leaves.

Young Royals Season 1 reviews:

Young Royals season 1 received a great response from the audience. Some critics and audiences also compared the Young Royals on Netflix with other shows like Elite, Gossip Girl, Skam, and The Crown.

David Opie from Digital Spy appreciates the makers of the Young Royals Season 1 for the perfect casting of Young Royals series characters. He also complimented the Young Royals Season 1 as an updated version of classic Cindrella and appreciates the part of the mystery web series on Netflix depicting the romance between Simon and Wilhelm.

The Young Royals Season 1 received a score of 8.6 out of 10 on IMDb based on 20,000 votes. Almost 99% of the viewers liked the show.

The viewers can watch the trailer of the show here:


Young Royals Season 2:

After the Young Royals Season 1 received a great response from the audience, the makers announced the making of Young Royals season 2. The makers broke the news about the Young Royals season 2 production on September 22, 2021. The makers are planning to release the Young Royals season 2 in the year 2022.

Yong Royals Season 2 cast (expected):

  • Edvin Rydind as Prince Wilhelm (confirmed)
  • Omar Rudberg as August
  • Frida Argento as Sara
  • Nikita Uggla as Felice
  • Pernilla August as Queen Kristina of Sweden

Young Royals season 2 plot:

In the season finale of the Young Royals season 1, we see Wilhelm professing his love for Simon. In season 2, it would be fun to watch whether Wilhelm keeps obeying his mother. In Season 2 we can expect to see a lot more conflicts between duty and desire, along with a fall-out from August's betrayal.

Let us wait for the Young Royals season 2 to break the suspense of the series.

The makers have not revealed any news about season 2.

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