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In the name of political alliances, Caroline Mathilde (Alicia Vikander) of Great Britain marries King Christian VII of Denmark (Mikkel Boe Følsgaard) only to discover he is insane. When she meets her husband's doctor (Mads Mikkelsen), the two begin an affair and try to reform the country.

MPAA Rating: R for sexual content and some violent images.

Why is A Royal Affair rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: A Royal Affair is rated R for for sexual content and some violent images.

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Brief non-graphic violence.

- Depictions of beating and mutilation.

- Infrequent portrayals of hand-to-hand and weapons violence with some blood and little detail.

- Some scenes may frighten children.

Sexual Content:

- Four portrayals of sexual activity with brief breast and buttock nudity, as well as some detail.

- Breast nudity in a non-sexual context.

- Simulated sexual activity.

- Implied sexual activity

- Embracing and kissing.

- Sexual references.

- Fondling


- Infrequent use of scatological slang and mild cursing.

- Infrequent crude sexual references.

- Slurs.

Alcohol / Drug Use:

- Alcohol abuse.

A Royal Affair
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Sexually Suggestive Scenes, Nudity.
Alberta 14A Sexual Content.
Manitoba 14A Mature Theme, Sexual Content
Ontario 14A Sexual Content, Subtitled.
Quebec G Not Recommended For Young Children.
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video 14A