In this season’s finale of Broadway’s longest running show, “asinhen,” the stage curtain rises on the story of Princess Beatrice’s courtship with her future husband, Alex Cross. Although the first glance at this musical depicts a traditional courtship, the story quickly reveals a different story of how love blossoms. The true story of their courtship is one that lasts throughout the play and into the end of the play. In the process of the play, we witness the lengths to which Princess Beatrice will go to ensure that her Prince Charming agrees to marry her.
We see this in the early moments of their courtship, when the bride prays for the Prince to come to her and offers her most precious gemstone to him. Although Prince Alex knows that she is the most eligible candidate for his heart, he is reluctant to leave his home and marry her. He tells her that he has never loved anyone before and that it is because of her that he loves her that he is willing to wed her. Princess Beatrice understands that the reason that the prince is so scared to marry her is that he does not know that she is the princess that he always wanted to marry and that she is the bride that will make him happy.
After the joyful wedding, Prince Alex comes back home to find that the wedding party has gathered to celebrate his return. At first he is disappointed that his bride has not offered to marry him, but when he finds out that she has been courting him all along, he changes his mind and accepts her offer. This is the beginning of the play’s climax, when the happily married couple is crowned together. As they kiss and look at one another, the audience realizes that the love that had begun in their courtship had blossomed into a love that will last for their rest of lives.
It is only when Princess Beatrice realizes that her father did not support her marriage that she considers divorce. Although the play does not present the reasons why this happens, it can be assumed that the father and his son were not in love. For the sake of their father and their son’s future happiness, the couple decides to wed. Although their marriage is not formally declared, the couple feels as if they are finally complete.
The play continues with Prince Alex and Princess Beatrice’s courtship. Their relationship develops rapidly, and it turns into a very loving relationship that they share for the rest of their lives. When the king of England dies, his crown goes to his only daughter Princess Beatrice. She immediately begins to fall in love with the young prince, and even though Prince Alex is initially reluctant to marry her, he decides to marry her anyway.
The final scene of the play shows the couple seated on their newlywed bed, talking about how their love for each other has grown over the years. They exchange words of love for the people of Greece and Rome. Then, as their relationship grows, the prince asks Princess Beatrice to marry him. She gladly accepts his proposal. At the end of Act I, we see that Prince Alexander and Princess Beatrice have become happily married.