Hallmark Channel’s spring lineup of new “Spring into Love” movies continues with the premiere of “A Royal Runaway Romance.” The film, starring Philippa Northeast and Brant Daugherty, airs on Saturday night.

The film will be a treat for Hallmark fans, as this will be the first time they’re being introduced to Northeast, an Australian actress who notably starred on Evelyn Maguire on “Home and Away,” but has yet to break into the Hallmark family. Daugherty, of course, will be a treat because fans likely recognize the “Pretty Little Liars” star, who has appeared in several titles over the years, including, most recently, “Mingle All the Way” and “The Baker’s Son.”

Sarah Jane Redmond (“My Best Friend’s Bouquet”), Andrew Anthony (“Riverdale”) and Vincent Gale (“All of My Heart: Inn Love”) also star.

So what can fans expect from this royal tale? Let’s find out.

“Just as Princess Amelia (Northeast) of Bundbury is preparing to take over as Queen once her mother Ava (Redmond) steps sown in a year, she finds herself falling for Wes (Anthony), the American artist commissioned to paint her royal portrait,” a synopsis reads. “The Queen makes it clear that she doesn’t think Wes is the right match for Amelia, so when the artist returns home to Chicago, Amelia devises another reason to travel the states—her Uncle Andreas’ (Gale) upcoming birthday. It’s the perfect plan...except that Andreas’ Beverly Hills home is nowhere near Chicago, and Wes isn’t able to meet her there.”

To make matters worse, Amelia finds herself accompanied by her mother, which makes it even harder to sneak away, as well as the fact that her uncle’s trusted bodyguard Grady (Daugherty) is also assigned to stay with her at all times, making it truly impossible. However, Amelia isn’t ready to give up.

“Not easily deterred from her plans to see Wes, Amelia decides to ‘borrow’ Grady’s car to drive to Chicago,” the synopsis continues. “When the handsome bodyguard catches onto her plan and tells her uncle, Andreas agrees to help Amelia on one condition—Grady must go with her. Heading out with Grady in Andreas’ classic convertible, America-obsessed Amelia gets the cross-country trip she’d always dreamed of-and perhaps her last chance to be free before assuming the responsibilities of being Queen.”

Of course, as the trip continues to unfold, Amelia also finds herself questioning her commitment to Wes, as she starts to learn an unexpected lesson about love and romance.

“Along the way, Amelia and Grady open up to each other and find that they have more in common and more fun together than either expected,” the synopsis concludes. “With every state line they cross, each will learn that in road trips and romance, the destination I less important than the journey and the person you share it with.”

“A Royal Runaway Romance” premieres Saturday, April 9 at 8 p.m. EDT on Hallmark Channel.

A Royal Runaway Romance
Philippa Northeast and Brant Daugherty star in “A Royal Runaway Romance.” Crown Media LLC/Kailey Schwerman