The Map of the Principality of Genovia was also known as Kingdom of Genovia is a small nation between France and Italy and keeps mostly to itself in terms of the International Scale of things. They were thrust into popularity when the heir to the throne, the current Queen Amelia Mignonette Thermopolis-Renaldi, was discovered to be living in California pre-2013 Economic Crash. Her story as the rise from ordinary girl, to Princess to Queen captured the imagination of people from around the world. It was fictionalized in the book series Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot and the movies Princess Diaries and Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement. The movies are regarded as more accurate than the books.