21 "The Princess Diaries" Moments, Ranked In Order Of How Hard They Made Me Laugh, In Honor Of The Film Turning 21 Years Old
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This may come as a complete shock because time seems unreal, but the iconic '00s classic The Princess Diaries turned 21 years old today, July 29!
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I was 6 years old when this movie premiered, and my brain can't fully process that!!
The story follows Mia Thermopolis, a 15-year-old girl from San Francisco whose world gets flipped upside down after her estranged grandmother comes into town and informs her that she's a real-life princess who needs to ascend to the throne of Genovia.
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Of course, in classic 2000s teen comedy fashion, many hilarious shenanigans then ensue after this revelation. So, to honor this legendary film, I ranked the top funniest moments that I still quote to this day. Sit back, relax, and enjoy!
21.When Mia awkwardly dropped the priceless jewelry box Clarisse gifted her:
20.When Mia played with her eyebrows in front of her mirror as she put off getting ready for school:
19.When Mia tried to angrily close the door on her mother and grandmother, but it didn't have the desired effect because the "door" was a trapdoor on the ceiling:
18.When Clarisse expertly got herself and Mia out of legal trouble by pretending to knight the driver of the trolley they hit with their car and the cop who was about to take them downtown:
17.When Mia hit Josh in the groin with a softball in an act of revenge after he continued to mock her just days after humiliating her on national television:
16.When vice principal Gupta tried (see: failed) to be cool after getting word that Clarisse was on her way to her office:
15.When Mia's first dinner party with dignitaries and members of parliament included setting someone's arm on fire, accidentally burning her mouth on a frozen palate cleanser, and breaking a crystal glass:
14.When Joe tried to instruct Mia in the art of dance and she paid him back with an elbow to the stomach:
13.When Clarisse was trying to lead princess lessons, but Mia wasn't taking it seriously at all:
12.When Mia drove her barely working car uphill in San Francisco and made this iconic face as she and Clarisse rolled backward into traffic:
11.When Mia broke the finger off a statue in her grandmother's foyer and tried to get rid of the evidence inconspicuously:
10.When Michael played the keyboard with M&M's scattered all over it, which is both unsanitary and not conducive to playing music:
9.When Mia hit her gym teacher in the head with a softball during the most iconic throw of all time:
8.When Mia continuously ran across the grass at the consulate at which her grandmother resided, despite the numerous warnings, in multiple languages, to not do so:
7.When Clarisse revealed that Mia was a princess and she took it extremely well:
6.When a classmate didn't see Mia sitting on a bench and tried to use her as a seat:
5.When Clarisse misinterpreted Mia's invitation to see the vintage car she was waiting to purchase:
4.When Lilly tried to catch up to Mia and Michael as they made their way to school, and she hilariously dissed two other classmates:
3.When Paolo tried to untangle Mia's thick, frizzy hair, and it resulted in a brush becoming collateral damage:
2.When Mia tried to give Joe a nickname and he shut it down immediately:
1.And finally, when Mia slipped and fell on the rainy bleachers but took the pain in stride:
Do you have any other moments from The Princess Diaries that always make you chuckle? Let me know in the comments!
While Prince George is the royal kid who's been making the most surprise appearances at events with his parents Kate Middleton and Prince William lately, his younger sister Princess Charlotte had her own big moment today, attending the swimming match of day 5 of the Commonwealth Games with her mom and dad.