New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot pitched in to keep her fans spirits high during the extended periods of COVID ‘stay at home’ time during the pandemic, publishing the ‘Corona Princess Diaries’ a free quarantine edition of the Princess Diaries available on the Meg Cabot website.
The Corona Princess Diaries – Day 1 was published on March 23rd with a new edition appearing each week, the most recent being June 29th, 2020.
Topics covered range from Princess Mia’s struggles to convince her grandmother to wear a mask, to a local bakery in her kingdom suing her for stopping the cruise ships from docking at Genovia.
The COVID take on everyday ‘royal’ scenarios are hilarious and no doubt familiar to many. For example this one from Day 12 on 15th April 2020 (when Princess Mia finally gets time to read her mail) “cracking open a bottle of pinot (one show never approach the mail these days sober), I carefully donned rubber gloves, then wiped down each envelope with Clorox wipes before slitting it open with my healing quartz encrusted letter opener (a wedding gift from Gwyneth Paltrow)”.
The diaries are a welcome light-hearted escape from the stresses that so many have shouldered as a result of the pandemic. Capturing the experiences (in a truly royal fashion) that so many have personally lived through in 2020.
Princess Diaries Background
The first book in Cabot’s Princess Diaries series was published in 2000 and quickly embraced by teen audiences around the world. Eleven ‘Princess Diaries’ books in the series have been printed since.
Additionally, two films based on the original and second novel, The Princess Diaries and The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement were produced by Walt Disney starring Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews.
Including the famed Princess Diaries series Meg has published 80+ books for both adults and tweens/teens. She most recently published Black Canary: Ignite (October 2019), No Judgements (September 2019) and Bridal Boot Camp (May 2019).
Cabot’s new novel, a romance for adult readers, No Offense will be in stores from August 11, 2020 and is available for pre-order now.