Posted on February 24, 2015 at 9:19 pm

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Royal premiere of The Second Best Marigold Hotel!

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel saw a Royal premiere this past week at the Odeon in Leicester Square, London. Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, were on hand at the gala event!

Special Guest Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall

The Royals joined Oscar-nominated director John Madden and members of the cast including Dame Judi Dench, Lillete Dubey, Dame Maggie Smith, Tina Desai plus many celebrity guests for a beautiful premiere. The sequel to The Most Exotic Marigold Hotel  releases across North American theaters on March 6. Check out some more shots from the premiere!


The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is the expansionist dream of Sonny (Dev Patel), and it’s making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina (Tina Desai). Sonny has his eye on a promising property now that his first venture, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, has only a single remaining vacancy posing a rooming predicament for fresh arrivals Guy (Richard Gere) and Lavinia (Tamsin Greig). Evelyn and Douglas (Judi Dench and Bill Nighy) have now joined the Jaipur workforce, and are wondering where their regular dates for Chilla pancakes will lead, while Norman and Carol (Ronald Pickup and Diana Hardcastle) are negotiating the tricky waters of an exclusive relationship, as Madge (Celia Imrie) juggles two eligible and very wealthy suitors. Perhaps the only one who may know the answers is newly installed co-manager of the hotel, Muriel (Maggie Smith), the keeper of everyone’s secrets.

As the demands of a traditional Indian wedding threaten to engulf them all, an unexpected way forward presents itself.