In an alternate modern-day reality, Korea is ruled by a monarchy that struggles to maintain its strength and relevance in today’s society. But when the reigning King falls ill, the royal family scrambles to prepare Crown Prince Lee Shin (Ju Ji Hoon) for marriage and possible succession in order to bolster the public image of the Royal Family. Although the Crown Prince was in love with Min Hyo Rin (Song Ji Hyo), who chose her career as a ballerina over him, he agrees to marry a commoner, the awkward but sweet-spirited Shin Chae Kyung (Yoon Eun Hye), who attends the same exclusive art school. But things get complicated when Prince Lee Yul (Kim Jeong Hoon), Crown Prince Shin’s cousin, returns after spending 14 years in England and also falls in love with Chae Kyung. Will a series of scandals that erupt challenge the new couple’s intended relationship? “Goong” also known as “Princess Hours,” is one of the most popular South Korean drama series of 2006.