We were all so excited when it was seemingly confirmed The Princess Diaries 3 was in the works. Sadly, we were soon disappointed when sources close to Disney claimed the project, contrary to the information provided by other insider sources, was not going ahead. So will Mia Thermopolis be returning to our screens any time soon or not?

Anne HathawayAnne Hathaway starred in The Princess Diaries and its sequel.

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Rumours suggesting talks about a third instalment in the Princess Diaries series were underway began circulating earlier this week. Tracking Board first reported the news, claiming a Hollywood insider had provided them with details. One of The Princess Diaries original cast members, Heather Matarazzo, also seemingly confirmed the news via Twitter. Matarazzo, who played Lily in both The Princess Diaries and its sequel, tweeted a link to a story reporting a third film was in the works and wrote ‘here is good news for Princess Diaries fans.’

It was initially reported that the casting director from the original film, Debra Chase, was returning for a third instalment but it was uncertain if Anne Hathaway, who starred as Princess Mia, would be returning. It was also not confirmed if Julie Andrews, Matarazzo or any other cast member would be reprising their roles. 

Considering the detailed reports, the rumours seemed relatively legit. However, a source close to Disney told the Huffington Post the studio had no plans to make a third film. No further details were provided.

So, what can we say about this recent spate of rumours? Well, we cannot be 100% certain The Princess Diaries 3 is in the works, especially with a source close to Disney commenting. However, the excitement generated by the rumours show the series remains incredibly popular. If the Huff Post’s source is to be believed, Disney may be having a serious rethink especially after the outcry for a third film. 

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