Nicholas Galitzine: 5 Things About The Dashing Actor Playing Prince Henry In ‘Red, White & Royal Blue’

Nicholas Galitzine has a thing for playing princes. The English actor is playing the fan-favorite Prince Henry in the highly-anticipated 'Red, White & Royal Blue' film adaptation.

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  • Nicholas stars in Prime Video’s Red, White & Royal Blue.
  • Nicholas is from London.
  • Nicholas starred alongside Camila Cabello in Cinderella.

It’s about to be Red, White & Royal Blue’s world. The film adaptation of Casey McQuiston’s 2019 best-seller will hit Prime Video on August 11. One of the key roles in the film is the dreamy Prince Henry, played by Nicholas Galitzine. In just a few short years, the 28-year-old has become one of Hollywood’s most sought-after rising stars.

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Nicholas Galitzine at the Omega event in March 2023. (David Fisher/Shutterstock)

So, who is Nicholas Galitzine? You’ve definitely seen him in another princely role. From his first breakout moment to his life before he became an actor, HollywoodLife has rounded up 5 key things you need to know about the British actor.

Nicholas stars as Prince Henry in Red, White & Royal Blue.

Nicholas was announced as Red, White & Royal Blue‘s Prince Henry in June 2022. “So pleased to be able to bring Henry to life in @casey.mcquiston ‘s ‘Red White & Royal Blue’, led by the wonderful @matthewmichaellopez,” the actor wrote on Instagram after the announcement.

The book follows Alex Claremont-Diaz, the First Son of the United States, and his romantic relationship with Prince Henry, one of the heirs to the British throne. Taylor Zakhar Perez plays Alex. Additional cast members include Sarah Shahi, Clifton Collins Jr., Stephen Fry, Rachel Hilson, Ellie Bamber, Aneesh Sheth, and Uma Thurman.

His first breakout role was in Cinderella.

Nicholas had a breakthrough moment playing Prince Robert in Prime Video’s 2021 adaptation of Cinderella. Nicholas starred alongside Camila Cabello, Idina Menzel, Billy Porter, and more. Nicholas’ first onscreen role was in the 2014 film The Beat Beneath My Feet. He’s also starred in the film The Craft: Legacy and the Netflix film Purple Hearts. Nicholas notably co-starred in the Netflix series Chambers with Uma, who stars alongside him in Red, White & Royal Blue. Following RWRB, Nicholas can be seen in the comedy Bottoms, The Idea of You with Anne Hathaway, and the series Mary & George with Julianne Moore.

Nicholas can sing.

Nicholas showed off his amazing voice a number of times in Cinderella. From his rendition of “Somebody to Love” to his “Perfect” duet with Camila, Nicholas revealed he’s got some vocal chops. In a 2020 interview with Vogue, Nicholas noted that he planned on releasing some of his own music in the future “because I’ve never really had time to pursue that, as acting has taken precedence. My goal is to continue working with passionate, driven, artists who are willing to think out of the box, and to keep challenging myself as an artist and a creative.” His first single, “Comfort,” was released in 2022.

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Taylor Zakhar Perez and Nicholas Galitzine as Alex and Henry. (Prime Video)

Nicholas is from London.

Like Prince Henry, Nicholas was born and raised in London. After his mother emigrated from Greece, the actor’s family settled in the Hammersmith district of West London. While he hasn’t been back to his “heritage homeland” for some time now, Nicholas loves to embrace his family’s Greek culture. “Going to Greece, feeling the culture and the food and everything, and honestly just being with my family and my loved ones, that really kind of fulfills my zest for life when I’m not working,” he revealed to Numéro Netherlands in October 2022.

Nicholas was an athlete growing up.

“I was training my whole younger life to be a sportsman. Rugby was my main thing,” Nicholas told WWD in September 2021. “I went to a school two hours away from where I lived because it was the best rugby school in the country. And at one point I was second in London competing with the javelin. I was playing county-level football. It was all sports, just sports crazy.” He noted that he “kept getting hurt” playing sports and eventually “started to fall out of love with it.” Nicholas eventually decided to pursue acting.