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A young queen, who is married to an insane king, falls secretly in love with his physician - and together they start a revolution that changes a nation forever. A ROYAL AFFAIR is the true story of an ordinary man who wins the queen's heart and starts a revolution.

Centering on the intriguing love triangle between the ever more insane Christian VII (Mikkel Boe Følsgaard), the man of enlightenment and idealism Struensee (Mads Mikkelsen), and the young but strong queen Caroline Mathilda (Alicia Vikander). A ROYAL AFFAIR is the gripping tale of brave idealists who risk everything in their pursuit of freedom for the people. Above all it is the story of a passionate and forbidden romance that changed an entire nation.