Eleanor Henstridge, The Royals
Eleanor Henstridge (Alexandra Park): Princess Eleanor Henstridge is one of the main characters of E!’s scripted series, The Royals. She is introduced as a self-destructive party girl princess of the United Kingdom, and the main love interest of Jasper, her new bodyguard.
In the first season, she got into a relationship with her American friend ‘Mandy’, though it turned out that ‘Mandy’ was actually a woman named Samantha who was running a con with Eleanor’s ex-boyfriend and bodyguard Jasper (while Mandy/Samantha was also in a relationship with Jasper). The feelings were portrayed as very real from Eleanor’s side and she seemingly was heartbroken when she learned the truth. In the end, Jasper couldn’t go through with the con because he had fallen in love with Eleanor. Eleanor gave Mandy/Samantha diamonds to get rid of her and though Jasper tried to get them back and convince her to stay with Eleanor, but she left anyway.
Jasper and Eleanor’s relationship is troubling. In Season 1, he blackmailed her into having sex with him, telling her he drugged her on their first night together and filmed them, and using the sex tape to blackmail her into sleeping with him. She eventually started to enjoy their time together so he stopped using it as leverage. When he eventually confessed that he was falling in love with her and that there was no tape, Eleanor fled to Monaco in order to get away and prove to Jasper that he had no power or control over her. Jasper then slept with her mother (he was blackmailed) and Eleanor found out, and had Jasper arrested. She eventually forgave Jasper, despite the con with Mandy. Season 2 showed Eleanor coming to terms with her feelings for Jasper and the season ended with them holding hands.
Her brother’s best friend Beck is portrayed as Princess Eleanor’s unrequited love interest, even though they both have strong feelings for each other.
- 20 episodes.
Female love interests:
- Mandy/Samantha Cook (Sarah Dumont, recurring 7 episodes)
Relationship story arc with a woman: Questionable
Male love interests:
- Jasper Frost (Tom Austen, main cast 19 episodes) - Current LI
- Twysden 'Beck' Beckwith (Andrew Cooper, recurring 4 episodes)
Relationship story arc with a man: Yes
Filter Relationship Arc:
Storyline during sweeps? No
 A relationship story arc is defined as explicit, developed on screen, and lasting more than 3 episodes. It is listed as questionable or subtext if romance is only implied, mentioned instead of shown on screen, part of a dream sequence, or otherwise not explicit for the viewer.
 Sweeps episodes air in February, May, July and November, the periods when advertising rates are set. A character is marked as "sweeps" when there is a very limited number of episodes that address their sexuality, all air during sweeps period, and the storyline is otherwise ignore/dropped.