The Undercover Princes

JANUARY 2012 UPDATE: The series “Undercover Princes” is now being aired on the U.S. channel TLC. What’s more, the popular show “Undercover Princesses” will premiere on TLC on February 28.

ORGINALLY PUBLISHED IN JANUARY 2009:
In “The Undercover Princes,” a BBC TV reality series, three bachelor princes (from India, South Africa, and Sri Lanka) “head for the UK in search of true love.”

Undercover Princesses

JANUARY 2012 UPDATE: “Undercover Princesses” will premiere on the U.S. TV channel TLC on February 28, 2012. (Beware: Some of the comments posted below may contain spoilers!)

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN MARCH 2010:
On the new BBC reality show Undercover Princesses, three princesses visit the UK and “go undercover as ordinary people with the hope that they meet a man who will love them for who they are.”

(Note to BBC editors: Maybe you should say, “Each hopes to meet a man who will love her for who she is.” Or are you planning a sequel called “One Husband, Three Princesses”?)

Here’s an excerpt from the show. One of the princesses is nicknamed Cinderella — naturally, I approve of that.