The Princess Switch 2 trailer is here and it's just as magical as we hoped

The Princess Switch 2 trailer suggests that the Netflix film will be a Christmas viewing essential

Vanessa Hudgens as Princess Margaret and Stacey in The Princess Switch 2
Vanessa Hudgens as Princess Margaret and Stacey in The Princess Switch 2: Switched Again
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The Princess Switch 2 promises to be a magical Christmas experience. The first film arrived on Netflix in 2018 and took the rom-com world by storm with its fairytale romance and festive setting. So it’s no surprise that as soon as the platform announced that a sequel was in the works, excitement has been building. 

Now it seems the time for constantly checking what’s coming to Netflix or re-watching Holidate and Dash & Lily instead will soon be over. 

Netflix has just released the trailer for The Princess Switch 2: Switched Again and it’s just what we hoped. 

WHAT IS THE PRINCESS SWITCH ABOUT?

The original film was a classic story of switching identities as elegant Princess Margaret and girl-next-door Stacey from Chicago, both played by High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens, meet.

Vanessa Hudgens attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 09, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California

Vanessa Hudgens attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on February 09, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California

(Image credit: Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

After discovering they are virtually identical, the two women decide to switch places as the festive season arrives. From there it’s not long before Margaret and Stacey end up falling for each other’s love interests. 

WHAT HAVE WE LEARNT FROM THE NEW TRAILER?

The magical new film, The Princess Switch 2: Switched Again, sees the return of Vanessa Hugdens to the lead roles. The trailer shows that in an unusual twist, the sequel will pick up just where the first left off.

Whilst Prince Edward and the now-Princess Stacey are just as much in love as when we last saw them, Princess Margaret and Kevin are not so fortunate. The two have never really managed to make their relationship work long-distance. 

But Stacey isn’t prepared to give up on true love and brings Kevin to Margaret’s coronation, hoping that quality time together will resolve everything. 

Except that all Margaret’s obligations seem to keep getting in the way. To help get things on track for good there seems to only be one solution: another princess switch. 

And if two princesses weren’t enough, Vanessa Hudgens now plays a third character. Margaret’s feisty cousin Princess Flora is sure to add a little bit more drama. 

What has Vanessa Hudgens said about her new character?

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly about the sequel earlier this year, Vanessa spoke of the challenges that came with playing three characters at once.

“After I read it I thought, ‘Ooh man, this is going to be a lot of work,” the actor explained. However she seemingly couldn’t wait to get stuck in, adding: “I was very excited to create yet another character and had such a blast doing so.”

It seems the new character Princess Flora is even better than she expected. Vanessa revealed: “I was told they wrote in a new character but I had no idea how much fun it would actually be.”

We may have only caught the briefest glimpse of what to expect from The Princess Switch 2, but it’s clear it will be a Christmas viewing essential.

The Princess Switch 2: Switched Again will be released 19 November on Netflix. 

Emma Shacklock
Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with five years experience working in digital publishing, ranging from book publishing to magazines. She currently looks after all things Lifestyle for Woman&Home, GoodToKnow and My Imperfect Life.


Before she joined Future Publishing, Emma graduated from the University of Warwick with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Comparative Literary Studies. After leaving education, she started out her publishing career in the world of books, working as a Publisher for an independent digital publisher specializing in back-list and debut commercial fiction novels. With a huge book list and a passion for bringing the best stories to the broadest audience possible, Emma filled her spare time with reading the latest best-sellers and catching up on hit adaptations.


In 2017 she joined TI Media as a fiction writing coordinator on Woman’s Weekly and Woman’s Weekly Fiction as part of the features team. From here, she used her love of books, working to bring short stories to our dedicated readers and began writing for the books pages of Woman, Woman’s Own and Woman&Home, as well as online features ranging from genre round-ups to travel pieces for womanandhome.com.


After honing her skills, Emma branched out online in 2020 when Future gave her the opportunity to focus on digital-first. When she’s not writing about the next big lifestyle trend, she enjoys cooking, long walks and watching as many crime dramas as she can!