Princess Anastasia is about to be married, which should be the most exciting day of any young girl's life. Pretty, impulsive, and wise beyond her years, it seems that the young princess will make an ideal bride for the lucky man. The only one flaw in the wedding plans is that she is not in love with her bridegroom. Commanded to marry by Queen Victoria, Anastasia is horror struck at the thought of an arranged marriage. Having dreamt of true love since childhood, she despairs that a marriage based on political allegiance can never be a happy one. Especially when her bridegroom, the handsome King of Maurona, is reputed to have a preference for anything French, including the seductive wife of Maurona's French ambassador.