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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

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Evil Flowers
Franky House
Franky-Family Scanlations

Latest Release(s)
v.27 c.174-179 (end) by Evil Flowers over 9 years ago
v.26 c.168-173 by Evil Flowers over 9 years ago
v.25 c.164-167 by Evil Flowers over 9 years ago
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27 Volumes + 1 Extra (Complete)

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Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (1016 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.05 / 10.0

Last Updated
October 19th 2021, 8:34pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Wink (Seoul Cultural)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Ice Kunion (Expired / Vol 1)
Yen Press (28 Vol; Digital | 1-8, Vol & 9-18 2-in-1 Omnibus; print)

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Incredibly drawn out  
by andiispineapplek
September 12th, 2020, 5:14am
Rating: N/A
That wouldn't be so bad if there had been any real conclusion.
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great start but dragged out too much  
by sailormoonserenity99
July 21st, 2019, 5:01am
Rating: N/A
Noticed this manhwa because of its k-drama adaptation and I figured I'd like to try the original before the drama.

It was off to a great start, interesting situation, charismatic lead, exciting love triangle, all the usual. But halfway through, all the troubles which the protagonist encounters kept repeating themselves, and frankly it became immature and very difficult to read. I think I'm stuck around chapter 80 something, and hopefully one day I can go back and finish it, if only to see the end of the journey of characters which appealed to me so much at the beginning.
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I didn't get one aspect of it.  
by SangMo
June 24th, 2017, 6:57pm
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
Maybe it was just because of it being split up, but...

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Why did Yul's mother cheat on her husband AFTER she supposedly fell in love with his him? His confession caused her to genuinely fall for him. Even in the present, she seemed to still love him dearly and said she was heartbroken when he died. I mean, at that about we didn't know if Shin's father loved his wife yet, but we know Yul's mother did love her husband.

... Last updated on June 24th, 2017, 6:58pm
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Too long and melodramatic  
by PZcolo
April 5th, 2017, 7:02am
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
Might have been good but there is too much melodrama and it's too long for it's own good.
After a while you get tired of having the main chars acting like idiots and doing all the opposite of what they feel just to make the drama and misunderstandings go deeper, how many times does the future queen needs to get caught in a compromising situation with Yul? and Seja's actions might be justified in many occasions but he keeps being an a** over and over with no particular reason and (apparently) contrary to his cool and contained personality.
After 8 volumes with little progress and judging by the comments that there are at least 100 more chapters of similar content and a very bad ending, I don't think I'll ever be finishing this one.
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by smily_lois
August 4th, 2015, 4:59am
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
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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by Truthfulyume658
July 6th, 2015, 11:50pm
Rating: N/A
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  
by Kinky-Chan
July 3rd, 2015, 9:30pm
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
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
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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...  
by wallyakazukin
July 11th, 2014, 3:47pm
Rating: N/A
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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by moonmystery
December 18th, 2013, 10:30pm
Rating: 3.9 / 10.0
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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by Yankee-chan
September 21st, 2013, 3:40pm
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
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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