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From Yen Press:

Monarchy ended long ago in Korea, but there are still other countries with Kings, Queens, princes and princesses. What if Korea had continued monarchism? What if all the beautiful palaces which are now only historical relics were actually filled with people? What if the glamorous royal family still maintained the palace customs? Welcome to a world where Korea still has the royal family living their lives! But for Che-Kyung, a high-school girl, this is a tragedy, since she has to marry the prince who turns out to be a total jerk!


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Associated Names
Hoàng cung
Palace Story
Palais (French)
Princess Hours
The Royal Palace

Groups Scanlating
Evil Flowers
Franky House
Franky-Family Scanlations

Latest Release(s)
v.27 c.174-179 (end) by Evil Flowers (1769d ago)
v.26 c.168-173 by Evil Flowers (1769d ago)
v.25 c.164-167 by Evil Flowers (1769d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
27 Volumes + 1 Extra (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews

6 topics, 48 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (997 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.05 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 7th 2017, 9:05pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Wink (Seoul Cultural)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Yen Press (18 Volumes - Complete)

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what's with the ending! 1548 days, 12 hours, 20 minutes ago
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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by smily_lois
August 4th, 2015, 4:59am
It was enjoyable for the most part, however, my gripes are rather major. The plot becomes too tedious and interactions are so melodramatic I could hardly keep reading. However, the ending wasn't all that bad in my OWN opinion. It left some loose ends but it kinda suited both of our main characters.
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Rating: N/A
by Truthfulyume658
July 6th, 2015, 11:50pm
Enjoyable yet dragged on. Very funny at times yet their arguments and problems took them into a circle I would not call this my favorite but pretty good.

For posterity my favorite chapter would be 178
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So much drama, but bad ending   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Kinky-Chan
July 3rd, 2015, 9:30pm
At first, I thought I love this manhwa, mainly because of the art but boy am I disappointed when I read the ending. There is too much of over-the-board drama with the couple being divorced, yet still longing for each other, secret meetings, more evil plots from Yul and his freaking mum and all this crap...leads to an ending where
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
The prince can't abandon his duties and the princess who didn't like the life of royalty. And to wait for each other again?! They will be old before they know it.

Basically all those drama for nothing. It's kinda ridiculous no matter how you see it.Like as if the author just decided to burn the story, throw away a good ending and replaced it with something a cliffhanger.

... Last updated on July 3rd, 2015, 9:31pm
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good idea, bad execution...   
Rating: N/A
by wallyakazukin
July 11th, 2014, 3:47pm
Well, there's a lot of manhwa like this, actually...
When it has a very good and interesting base, the storytelling make my heart tired of all those round love-hate-love-hate-love and unnecesarry filler.
It started out very well, and the main idea was good after all, but all those filler make me keep skipping chapter after chapter, asking, "where's the main plot?" while waiting for development of the main character. It's good, but tiring and frustating. If the reader is not a patient type, they'll surely will leave this series.
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Rating: 3.9 / 10.0
by moonmystery
December 18th, 2013, 10:30pm
the series starts out quite well, and I laughed a lot during the first 2/3 of the series.... but then, the love triangles and conspiracies just got too suffocating... And I couldn't stand how the couple is just constantly at each others' throats, wanting break ups and what not....

also, as man pointed out, the ending sucks. In fact, I suggest that you just skip the last couple chapters, and imagine your own ending instead.

... Last updated on December 18th, 2013, 10:33pm
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Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Yankee-chan
September 21st, 2013, 3:40pm
I hardly say this, but this Manhwa was really catchy and made me read it in almost one go. It is been a while since that happened, especially when it comes to settings with a historical feel and adjusted circumstances, like the royal palace still being filled with life. But - It was a surprise to see, how this one got me alsmost right away, because of the interesting characters and the humor. Honestly, sometimes I was laughing like crazy. Kkk.

As for the drawing style, it's matching. At the right points, for example the palace backgrounds or the historical elements (from clothing to vases), you can find many details, while there are also times with clear lines, when the focus lies on the characters and the emotions on their face. The SD formats are funny and not overwhelmingly often used, so the jokes usually go well with and without them. All in all, IMO the artwork was pretty well done and needs praise.

As for the storyline - There are moments praiseworthy and others that are not, but that's a given, since no storyline is able to match everyones tastes. Right? In my eyes the story was interesting and made me curious about the next steps, which is certainly a good job. Still - By times I was annoyed by the antagonists, the dragging dialogues repeating things all over again and the characters being unable to move forward, BUT that's life. It wasn't like those things made me stop reading and somehow they just fit the way the story is told, so the interesting and refreshing twists beat them.

The characters have been created well, too. You get a real hand full of different types, which makes it easy to find your personal favourite and see them overcoming their own troubles. They are distinctive and the behaviour is in most cases understandble, even though this can get on your nerves somtimes. It can make their actions predictable or simply a bit stupid, since there might be an easier way in sight to clear misunderstandings or resolve the issues they have. But, again that's an aspect making them seem realistic - and I liked that.

The ending was fine with me. To be honest ...
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The scene, when they are finally together again and he asks her to come in, while she asks him to come out ... Made me almost get teary eyes. It was a nice conclusion for both, although some may nag about them not being together right away. However, they matured along the storyline and that's the point for me, which was shown through this again.

In conclusion - The drama adaption bored me after the first episode and so I didn't expect anything, when I was giving this Manhwa a try. In the end, I'm happy about trying it, because it was way better than I would have imagined and so funny, yet touching at some points. Therefore, you should give it a chance, too~ ^^
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Glad I tried it   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by hotarusasaki
August 3rd, 2013, 7:05pm
To be honest I only read this because my friend kept going on about how good and funny in was and at the first few chapters I wasn't really interested in it and wanted to stop, but now I have to say that I'm glad I kept on reading. Although to me the first few chapters was boring it was to set up the story so I didn't skip it. If I was to break the story into four parts (start, middle 1, middle2, finish) I would probably say middle 1 was my favourite and then middle 2. The ending left me with a very unsatisfied feeling as many have pointed out before me.
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In my opinion I think the part where shin was forced to become deputy and so even though they could finally get together, they chose not to, was unnecessary. Despite how annoying obstacles are they're there to make the story exciting and interesting, but that was just too many obstacles. And as people before me have said there were many questions unanswered which I found annoying but compared to how great the story was as a whole it was bearable. What I really didn't get was why ChaeKyung refused to go back to the palace, yes I get that it was a horrible and lonely place for her but before she didn't want to get kicked out of the palace so shouldn't she be apply that she could go back to the palace, and as she said herself, although there were bad memories there were good ones too and it was where she spent lots of her time with shin. And she had gotten close to the royal family and the staff, they had accepted her. So it would be hard if she had to go back, but it isn't something that she wouldn't be able to handle.

So it was a great story which could have had some improvement with its ending and maybe the start too. I liked the characters and art and it was a decent plot too, would of given ten but the ending wasn't worth a ten to me so I'm giving it a nine.
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Great but the ending...   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by KadraDS
July 22nd, 2013, 6:35pm
After watching the drama for this manhwa, I thought that it would be a good idea to read the manhwa. Because the manhwa was still ongoing, I knew that there would be a lot of differences compared to the drama. This manhwa was entertaining; I simply loved it. The author's humor, the quirky characters, the politics. Then the author decides to give the manhwa a frustrating ending. Just as athinyuni89 said there are too many things left unanswered. This should have gone on longer.
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Best Manhwa BUT Not Best Ending   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by athinyuni89
May 19th, 2013, 9:51pm
First of all, I do really love this manhwa for the art (number 1), storyline, the development of the character and sense of humor.

The joke is quite entertaining with the side character like Gong Inuche, Han Sanggoon and Debi Dwangmama. When you feel very frustrated and sad then suddenly the joke appears and make you forget your feeling before and feel more better.

But still after reading for more than 150 chapters and almost 200 chapters, I still feel uncertain with the ending since there is some questionable story left.

Questions like:
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-Yul still want the throne and getting to become Goon which give him rights for the throne.
-King said his true character will appear after what Yul has done but noting I can see.
-Do they have to wait for almost 10 years to be together again since Shin wants to wait for his brother, Sun become legible for the throne.

All these sort of things give me a hole after reading it for so long.

Btw, this is a very good manhwa, if you are not concern about the ending. Then give it try.

... Last updated on May 19th, 2013, 9:55pm
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How cruel!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Eitoku
April 5th, 2013, 11:41pm
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE this manhwa -- but what is up with the ending? I hate that it made me very emotionally attached to the plot and the characters and then it goes to a very abrupt conclusion ;___; Grrr, I'm so frustrated right now. It would have been great if the author made some omakes on their futures just for fanservice! Reading tons of volumes isn't funny if you're not gonna give the characters and the readers what they deserve. This is like Hana Yori Dango where the author left a very open ending (at least that one has extra chapters to make up for it) but this one doesn't have anything except an awesome drama (which is the reason I started reading this in the first place.) Truthfully speaking, I love this manhwa more than the drama. There's more room for character development and the emotions of the characters where much more intense.

The worst thing that the author did in this manhwa was to separate Shin and Chae Kyung for the second time. Seriously why?! She has already successfully convinced me that their love isn't that weak. What's the use of giving Chae Kyung freedom and Shin the throne if you know that they're still gonna be broken and miserable inside? It doesn't make any sense. With all that build-up, they should be wiser and stronger to make decisions. The characterizations in the last 2 volumes feel so wrong.

I would give it a 10 if it wasn't for that ending. Nevertheless, it was still a HIGHLY entertaining manhwa.

... Last updated on April 5th, 2013, 11:59pm
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