It's a real-life Coming To America! Young 'princes' go undercover to hunt down future wives in new reality show
13:10 GMT, 20 August 2012
Eddie Murphy, eat your heart out.
Four international 'princes' have relocated to Atlanta, Georgia to live undercover, virtually mirroring the plot of the Eighties film Coming To America.
The so-called royals, who are the stars of a new reality TV show, include Prince Francisco of Spain, 33, Prince Salauddin Babi of India, 32, Lord Robert Walters from the UK, 29, and Honourable Ludovic Watson of Houghton Hall in the UK, 23 – though their regal credentials are suspiciously unclear.
Seeking love: Four international 'princes' are the stars of a new reality show. L-r: Lord Robert Walters, Prince Salauddin Babi of India, Honourable Ludovic Watson of Houghton Hall and Prince Francisco of Spain
The four gentlemen are all
on the hunt for love in the new TLC series titled Secret Princes, which will premiere on the
network on September 21.
Amy Winter, the network's general manager, told The New York Post: 'They've found that, with their regal trappings, they enter their normal dating lives with a lot of baggage… and don't trust the motivations of everyone they come in contact with.'
She continued: 'They're basically stripping away the trappings of title and wealth and dating on a level playing field'.
The show, which is based on the UK reality program Secret Princesses, will see the princes reveal their true identities at the end of the five-part series.
Inspirational: The 1988 film Coming To America, starring Eddie Murphy (left) and Arsenio Hall (right), features the same plot. Mr Murphy played an African prince who moves to the U.S. to find a woman he can marry
Ms Winter added: 'These are modern
American women they're dating… and when [the women] are confronted by
this… it's an interesting, complex dilemma.'
She revealed that one of the princes will act as a waiter while another will work in a 'local mom-and-pop shop'.
They will also learn to 'cook, clean and shop for themselves' according to a press statement from the network and also 'search bars, take line dancing lessons and even host their very first barbeque' in an attempt to seek out the ladies.
The show will culminate in a grand ball where each of the princes will reveal their true identities.
'They're basically stripping away the trappings of title and wealth and dating on a level playing field'
Lord Robert Walters bears a bloodline that stems all the way back to King Henry VIII and is no stranger to being in front of the camera – he is said to have been involved in modeling campaigns for Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger.
Prince Salauddin Babi of India is said to be unable to leave his home in India without an entourage to protect him. And as his parents have already begun plans for an arranged marriage, the prince will no doubt be especially eager to find a lady of his own choosing in the U.S.
Honourable Ludovic Watson of Houghton Hall, the youngest of the clan, enjoys hunting and lives in London's West End – but that's about all that is known about him.
Meanwhile, Prince Francisco of Spain is said to be the direct descendant of German and Spanish royalty and has lived in castles for most of his life.
His bio, as written by the network, claims that he has mingled with the likes of Sean Connery and Michael Jackson in the past.