On the eve of Queen Betty’s retirement, Berkley, the Palace Butler, cleans the crown ready for the coronation of her heir: Prince Chuck. Curiosity gets the better of Berkley and he tries the crown on. The Butler imagines what it would be like to be King, until he’s rudely interrupted by the Prince’s bell – summoning him. He quickly tries to take the crown off, but it won’t move. It’s stuck. Tight.
He runs to the kitchen and asks the Queen’s Chef for help. They pour lots of oily sauces on to Berkley’s head in order to make the crown slide off – but it won’t move. Next, he tries Her Majesty’s Salon. The stylist thinks lots of shampoo and bubbles will shift it, but again, the crown doesn’t budge. Berkley then visits Buckingham Garage and even the Queen’s Royal Guards have a go, but whatever they try – the crown stays put. No crown means no coronation.
Realising he has no choice, Berkley decides to tell the truth and makes his way back to Prince Chuck at the Palace. En route, he walks past the Royal Nursery, where children are playing in fancy dress, as astronauts, superheroes, dragons and princesses. This gives Berkley an idea. A very clever idea. Enlisting the help of the royal children, Berkley and his new friends embark on a plan to find a crown and save the coronation.