'The Princess Diaries' is leaving Netflix and fans are losing it

13 December 2018, 11:40

Jazmin Duribe

By Jazmin Duribe

The Princess Diaries died so Friends could live.

We're so sorry, but we're going to have to break some truly heartbreaking news. The Princess Diaries and The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement will be leaving Netflix in January – we know, devastating. The '00s classics were only just added to Netflix too, which makes the news even harder to swallow.

Earlier this month, we learned that Friends might also be taken away from us – and fans were pressed. A couple of breakdowns later, the Friends fanatics fought back and it was revealed that it would be staying on the platform. Phew. However, Friends is one of the most expensive shows Netflix has, which appears to have had severe consequences for The Princess Diaries.

Mia Thermopolis (Anne Hathaway) in The Princess Diaries.
'The Princess Diaries' is leaving Netflix and fans are losing it. Picture: Walt Disney Pictures

Alas, that's not the only movie we'll be saying goodbye to either. Make time to binge-watch How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa and Love Actually because they'll also be gone come January 1.

Meanwhile, other films departing the streaming service later in the month include, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Armageddon and Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World. Yep, 2019 is getting off to a terrible start already.


Needless to say, people weren't happy that The Princess Diaries is leaving Netflix and Friends was staying.

There is something good out of all of this, though. Netflix is bringing back Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen's early movie, It Takes Two. Meanwhile, we'll be welcoming Happy Feet and The Incredibles 2 to the platform.

Okay, so it doesn't quite heal The Princess Diaries-shaped wound in our hearts but it'll do. RIP, you will be missed.