A Royal Affair parents guide

A Royal Affair Parent Guide

Release date November 8, 2012

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.

Why is A Royal Affair rated R? The MPA rated A Royal Affair R for sexual content and some violent images.

Run Time: 137 minutes

A Royal Affair
Rating & Content Info

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.

Why is A Royal Affair rated R? A Royal Affair is rated R by the MPAA for sexual content and some violent images.

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.

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News About "A Royal Affair"

This movie is based on the life of King Christian VII of Denmark. It covers his marriage to Caroline Matilda of Great Britain and her affair with Christian's doctor, Johann Friedrich Struensee.

Cast and Crew

A Royal Affair is directed by Nikolaj Arcel and stars Alicia Vikander, Mads Mikkelsen, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of A Royal Affair movie is March 25, 2013. Here are some details…

A Royal Affair releases to home video on March 26, 2013.

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Royal lives are depicted in these movies too: The King’s Speech, The Young Victoria and The Queen.