The new school year's only just begun and already there have been some BIG surprises for Princess Mia Thermopolis. Not least, Tina's revelation that Lilly's probably Done It with J.P.! And what about Mia's new haircut, which has turned out kind of . . . extreme? But then Michael drops a REAL bombshell. He has been accepted on a year-long Computer Science course . . . in Japan! Can Mia's perfect prince really love her if he can go away for a year? And what would it take to make him stay? Previously published as After Eight, Royal Scandal is the eighth novel in the incredible The Princess Diaries series by bestselling author Meg Cabot.