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Posted: 10:57 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013

TLC's 'Secret Princes’ hit Austin 

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Secret Princes
Princes James Rennell of Rodd, left, Oliver Plunkett, Lorenzo de Medici and Alexander of Russia are the stars of 'Secret Princes' on the TLC network.

By Gary Dinges

Yet another reality show has set its sights on Austin.

The TLC cable network’s “Secret Princes,” set to debut Friday at 9 p.m., features four members of royalty – from Italy, Ireland, Russia and the United Kingdom – who hit our fair city looking for true love.

As the show’s name implies, the four men keep their identities secret, going undercover as they work minimum wage jobs at a food trailer and car wash, among other places, live in a “modest” home and “learn to dress, act and date like average Americans.”

The show features plenty of familiar Austin landmarks but, as you might expect, it also plays off some typical Texas stereotypes, featuring plenty of shots of ranches, cattle and the like.

“I just might be able to find a lovely girl who will hopefully love me just for me,” Lord James Rennell of Rodd says in a TLC promotional video.

Will he do it? Stay tuned.

Find TLC on Time Warner Cable channels 35, 205 and 1615.

Gary Dinges

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