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    “The Princess Diaries” Turns 21 This Week — Here’s What The Cast Is Up To Now

    Wow. Gee whiz. Golly wolly.

    July 29 officially marks 21 years since The Princess Diaries was released in theaters.

    This movie is ICONIC, and it honestly shaped an entire generation. What film better prepared us for the world? Without it, how would we know how to wave like a princess? Or know what a "foot poppin' kiss" is? Or understand that even though responsibility is often terrifying, it's better to meet the challenge than to run? (OK, got a little sincere there. Moving on!)

    Anne Hathaway and two adults pretending to be in a car

    One of the most memorable parts of this classic is its cast. It is jam-packed with STARS, babe, and some incredibly memorable character actors.

    three teenage girls, including Anne Hathaway and Mandy Moore

    So, let's take a look at what the cast is up to 21 years later.

    Here's Anne Hathaway then:

    Anne Hathaway as Mia in "The Princess Diaries"

    And here's Anne Hathaway now:

    Anne Hathaway at an event

    Now side by side:

    Here's Julie Andrews then:

    Julie Andrews wearing a tiara

    And here's Julie Andrews now:

    A closeup of Julie Andrews smiling

    Now side by side:

    Here's Heather Matarazzo then:

    A young Heather Matarazzo holding a stuffed animal

    And here's Heather Matarazzo now:

    Heather Matarazzo smiling at an event

    Now side by side:

    Here's Robert Schwartzman then:

    a young Robert Schwartzman

    And here's Robert Schwartzman now:

    Robert Schwartzman at an event

    Now side by side:

    Here's Hector Elizondo then:

    Hector Elizondo driving a car

    And here's Hector Elizondo now:

    Hector Elizondo at an event

    Now side by side:

    Here's Mandy Moore then:

    Mandy Moore as a teenage cheerleader

    And here's Mandy Moore now:

    Mandy Moore at a "This Is Us" event

    Now side by side:

    Here's Erik von Detten then:

    Erik von Detten smiling by some lockers

    And here's Erik von Detten now:

    A closeup of Erik von Detten

    Now side by side:

    Here's Patrick John Flueger then:

    a young Patrick John Flueger in "The Princess Diaries"

    And here's Patrick John Flueger now:

    a closeup of Patrick John Flueger

    Now side by side:

    Here's Caroline Goodall then:

    Caroline Goodall smiling in "The Princess Diaries"

    And here's Caroline Goodall now:

    Caroline Goodall smiling on the red carpet

    Now side by side:

    Here's Kathleen Marshall then:

    Kathleen Marshall taking notes

    And here's Kathleen Marshall now:

    Kathleen Marshall on the red carpet

    Now side by side:

    Here's Sandra Oh then:

    Sandra Oh on the phone

    And here's Sandra Oh now:

    Sandra Oh smiling at an event

    Now side by side:

    Here's Larry Miller then:

    Larry Miller standing by Anne Hathaway and looking in a mirror

    And here's Larry Miller now:

    Larry Miller smiling in a parking garage

    Now side by side:

    Here's Joel McCrary then:

    Joel McCrary making a toasat

    And here's Joel McCrary now:

    Joel McCrary smiling

    Now side by side:

    Here's Patrick Richwood then:

    Patrick Richwood writing in a notebook in a yard

    And here's Patrick Richwood now:

    a closeup of Patrick Richwood

    Now side by side:

    What were your favorite moments from The Princess Diaries? Let us know in the comments!