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Below are the major and minor characters for the The Royal Romance. Warning, spoilers ahead!

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     Riley Brooks A.K.A. The Main Character 
The main character of the story who originally worked as a waitress in New York until members of the House Beaumont decide to sponsor her in a competition for the Prince's hand.
  • Bi the Way: Riley can pursue Hana, the Prince, Drake and Maxwell.
  • Fish out of Water: A New York city waitress being thrust into court intrigue.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: At the start of Book 2, Riley is this after pictures were leaked to make it look like she was cheating on Liam with Tariq.
  • Hope Bringer: A premium choice in Book 1 Chapter 13 has Maxwell rveal to Riley this is why he chose her to compete for Prince Liam.
  • Last-Name Basis: Drake only calls Riley by her last name, rather than her first.
  • Limited Wardrobe: If you don’t have enough diamonds, that is
  • Nice Hat: One thing about her wardrobe is she always has to have a hat to go with it.
  • Token Minority: If you so choose.

     Prince Liam 
Prince Liam, or whatever you decide to call him, is the current prince of Cordonia. He's currently on the search to find a suitable princess to marry and rule Cordonia with him. He is one Riley's love interests.
  • Betty and Veronica: The Betty to Drake's Veronica.
  • Hidden Depths: If you spend some time with him, he'll reveal how worried about what kind of king he'll be, among other subjects.
  • Nice Guy
  • Rich Suitor, Poor Suitor: The rich suitor to Drake's poor suitor.
  • Token Minority: Potentially Liam, if you choose for him to be black or Asian.
  • Trauma Conga Line: At the end of Book 2, Riley can reject his proposal, and in Book 3, his father dies, there are terrorist attacks, and he has to face recently being king.

     Drake Walker 
A commoner who has been friends with Prince Liam since childhood. Despite this, Drake is very cynical and despises everything about the royals and anything having to do with royalty, likely due to a mysterious incident that happened to his sister a while back. He is another love interest for Riley to pursue.
  • Betty and Veronica: The Veronica to Liam's Betty.
  • Birthday Hater: He's not a fan of his own birthday since no matter what he got, Liam would get the same thing bigger and better.
  • Deadpan Snarker: And how.
  • Drink Order: He loves whiskey.
  • Given Name Reveal: A premium choice in Book 1 Chapter 18 reveals his last name is Walker.
  • Hidden Depths: Spend some diamonds and he'll divulge how he despises the court because it ruined his relationship with his sister, how he doesn't like celebrating his birthday because when he was younger, they always paled in comparison to Liam's and more.
  • Jerkass Ball: Despite not having been depicted as caring about his masculinity before, he throws a hissy fit if you pick the pink wedding cake in Book 3, Chapter 17 for your wedding with him because it is "girly". This especially stands out compare to the other two male Love Interests Liam and Maxwell, who don't care as long as you're happy. It seems that the writers also agree with this sentiment as the scene was altered just a week later.
  • Last-Name Basis: He usually calls Riley by her last name.
  • Long-Lost Relative: Book 1 Chapter 7 reveals he has a sister named Savannah who suddenly disappeared.
  • Rich Suitor, Poor Suitor: The "poor" suitor to Liam's rich suitor, though he's only poor in the sense that he's just a commoner.
  • Tsundere: Type A towards Riley.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Liam, who’s been his closest friend since childhood. He’s even saved Liam’s life when their boat capsized.
  • When He Smiles

     Hana Lee 
One of the girls competing for Prince Liam's hand and one of Riley's closest friends, as well as a potential love interest. A lot of her motivation for competing is due to her family pushing her to do so.
  • The Ace: Due to her upbringing, she was taught a wide range of skills for the court.
  • Ambiguously Gay / Ambiguously Bi: Is Hana solely interested in women or could she be interested in men? Read more on the Broken Base entry on the YMMV page.
  • Gay Option: The only female potential love interest.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Can be this toward Riley if you don't choose to pursue a romantic relationship toward her.
  • Jack-of-All-Trades: Due to her upbringing, Hana is known to be able to do everything from needlepoint to dancing, and more.
  • Lipstick Lesbian: Super feminine and only interested in Riley.
  • Nice Girl: Easily the most pleasant of your fellow suitors, and the only one who is nice to Riley from the beginning.

     Maxwell Beaumont 
The younger Beaumont brother. He's sponsoring Riley in the competition for Prince Liam's hand.
  • Embarrassing Tattoo: A premium choice in Book 2 Chapter 3 has Riley and Hana join the boys in the sauna. Maxwell is revealed to have a hippo tattoo on his chest.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: He's considered the foolish one by Bertrand.
  • Formerly Fat: He was chubby as a child before his mother enrolled him in dancing classes.
  • Keet: Very enthusiastic and upbeat, with a wide-eyed sense of wonder.
  • The Not-Love Interest: For most of the story, Riley's inner circle of close friends consists of Maxwell, Drake, and Hana. For reasons that are never explained, the latter two are made available as love interests while Maxwell is not. Until Book 2 Chapter 14, when he's finally Promoted to Love Interest.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red to Bertrand's Blue.
  • Secret Keeper: Book 2 reveals he was this in keeping Savannah’s pregnancy and her location a secret.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: A premium choice in Book 1 Chapter 16 has you able to play Truth or Dare with Drake, Hana, and Maxwell. Maxwell hates carousels due to the press mobbing him with questions and taking photos when he was 3.

     Bertrand Beaumont 
The older Beaumont brother. He wants nothing more than to return the Beaumont house to its former glory.
  • Disappeared Dad: Revealed to have fathered Savannah's son without his knowledge.
    • Has his own disappeared dad when it’s revealed his and Maxwell’s father is not dead but spent most of their adult lives in a coma.
  • Insecure Love Interest: Is extremely insecure about rekindling his romance with Savannah, thinking himself unworthy of her for a multitude of reasons.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue to Maxwell's Red.
  • Moment Of Awesome: Occurs in The Royal Heir; Maxwell, Drake and Prince Liam take him camping for his bachelor party when a bear takes over their camp. If you buy the right premium choice, Bertrand will literally SHAME a BEAR into submission.

     King Constantine and Queen Regina 
The King and Queen of Cordonia until Constantine steps down at the end of Book 1.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: The two of them appear as Leo’s parents in Rules of Engagement that Katie must impress.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: King Father Constantine was the one responsible for the conspiracy to oust Riley from court, feeling Cordonia’s enemies without and within would see her as a weakness.

     Olivia Nevrakis 
Your main rival for Prince Liam's hand. She attempts to undermine Riley any chance she gets.
  • Alpha Bitch: Of the court. Character Development turns her into a Lovable Alpha Bitch.
  • At Least I Admit It: Unlike Madeleine who is well trained in courtly politeness and keeps her nastiness to private moments, Olivia treats everyone but Liam with the same aggressive hostility, at least in book 1.
  • Bring My Red Jacket: In Book 3, she says that she likes wearing red in case she gets bloody injuries.
  • Bully Turned Buddy: Olivia starts as a mean, self-centered rival for Prince Liam's heart, but after her Character Development she becomes one of Riley's closest friends. The process can be sped up If the main heroine acts nice towards Olivia from the start.
  • Enemy Mine: Teams up with Riley in Book 2 to try to catch the person who sabotaged them.
  • Fiery Redhead: Redheaded and very temperamental.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Over the course of the series, Olivia goes from Riley's worst enemy to one of her closest friends.
  • Identical Grandson: She looks exactly like her ancestor Zenobia Nevrakis.
  • Knife Nut: She is very fond of using daggers as weapons, and usually keeps a stiletto concealed about her person.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: When the contest is in Olivia's home, she seats Riley and friends in the back as well as serve them cold soup. In Book 1 Chapter 16, you get to pay her back when the party is at House Beaumont.
  • The Rival: In Book 1, while all of the women are technically Riley's rivals, Olivia is the one who is most proactive about blocking Riley's efforts to romance Liam.
  • Tsundere: Book 2 has her be on the harsh side on Tsun when she’s in Riley’s company.

One of the competing ladies introduced in Book 1.
  • Ambadassador: She is credited to be a capable negotiator.
  • Cunning Linguist: It was revealed in Book 1 that she speaks 10 languages, including English and French.
  • Daddy's Girl: She follows the footstep of her father of being a diplomat to Cordonia.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The Responsible diplomat golden child to her brother's Foolish animal lover.
  • Gratuitous French: Kiara peppers her speech with French.
  • Heroic BSoD: Suffers extreme anxiety after being attacked at the Palace at the start of Book 3. She got over it in the finale.
  • Those Two Girls: In Book 1, she is almost always seen with Penelope starting as Olivia's friends. Riley can turn them over to her side. Books 2 and 3 start to flesh her out as her own character.

One of the competing ladies introduced in Book 1.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: In Book 3, it’s implied that Penelope suffers from an anxiety disorder that her poodles help mitigate.
  • Animal Motif: Poodles. They are her beloved pets that she never want to be apart from.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: She is incredibly absent-minded person who has an intense interest in poodles. This is Deconstructed when her family pressures her to get married to Liam in order to have someone to take care of her and let her easily being manipulated by the conspiracy against Riley.
  • Nice Girl: She's always nice to Riley even if they're competing for Liam.
  • Ship Tease: With Kiara's brother Ezekiel since Book 3.
  • Those Two Girls: In Book 1, she is almost always seen with Kiara starting as Olivia's friends. Riley can turn them over to her side. Books 2 and 3 starting to flesh her out as her own character.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Book 2 reveals that Penelope was part of the conspiracy to oust Riley from court.

     Countess Madeleine of Fydelia 
Another rival for Liam's hand. She had previously been engaged to Liam's brother Leo before he abdicated the throne.
  • Alpha Bitch: Takes the spot after Olivia, and is even worse.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Unlike Olivia, who makes no attempt to hide her unpleasant nature from anyone, Madeleine puts on a thin veneer of politeness when in front of Liam, the king, and queen.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Briefly appeared in Rules of Engagement before gaining a much more prominent role here.
  • Gold Digger: She doesn't care whether or not Liam loves her; she simply wants to be queen. She even tells Riley that she doesn't mind if Liam fools around with her as long as they're discreet about it.
  • Heel–Face Turn: In Book 3, she becomes Riley's new press secretary and begins acting more pleasantly toward her, especially if Riley helps her repair her rift with her parents. It started out as an Enemy Mine situation, however.
  • Hidden Depths: Despite her vanity, she genuinely loves Cordonia and wants to serve it any way she can.
  • Wacky Parent, Serious Child: Downplayed but Madeleine is much more serious than her mother.

     Adelaide of Fydelia 
Lady Madeleine's mother and the matriarch of the main family based in Fydelia.

Prince Liam's current bodyguard and Leo's former bodyguard. In Book 2, it's revealed that he was involved in the plot to sabotage you from becoming Queen on orders from King Constantine.
  • My God, You Are Serious: Book 2 Chapter 13 has him give this reaction when Riley suggests using Maxwell to help find Tariq.
  • The Stoic: Rarely shows much emotion.

Drake's long-lost sister, who first appears as a premium choice in Book 1, Chapter 11. In Book 2, Chapter 8, she is properly introduced when Riley and Drake are able to find her in an apartment secretly paid for by Maxwell, after she gets pregnant with Bertrand's child.
  • My Secret Pregnancy: She hides her pregnancy from everybody but Maxwell, who sends her money when he can because he feels bad about how things went down between his brother and her.

     Justin/Anton Severus 
Riley's first press secretary. He provides Riley with advice on how to deal with the press and present herself to the public in Books 1 and 2 before he is injured in the terrorist attack at the end of Book 2.
  • Hidden Villain: He is actually a noble named Anton Severus who was secretly betrothed to Olivia when the two were children. It turns out that he and Olivia's aunt are the ones responsible for masterminding the terrorist attacks, since if Liam is eliminated, the throne will pass to the Nevrakis family and he and Olivia will become king and queen.

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