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'Undercover Princes' On TLC Is Like A Real-Life 'Coming To America' (VIDEO)

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Crown Prince Mannendra with His Royal Highness Prince Africa Zulu and His Royal Highness Prince Remigius of Jaffna.
Crown Prince Mannendra with His Royal Highness Prince Africa Zulu and His Royal Highness Prince Remigius of Jaffna.

What if "Coming to America" had been a reality show ... except instead of the handsome prince wining and dining you with McDowell's hamburgers, he only knew how to microwave his meat?

That must've been the pitch to TLC for "Undercover Princes" (premieres Tues., Jan. 31, 10 p.m. EST), which will soon be followed by "Undercover Princesses" (premieres Tues., Feb. 28, 10 p.m. EST). And by the looks of these "Princes," there's still plenty of comedy to mine from royals "slumming it" to find true love.

We've got an exclusive sneak peek at the network's first foray into royal reality dating. "Undercover Princes" follows three princes as they move to England into a Brighton townhouse together to try to search for love as "undercovers." They don't have their usual entourage of servants and assistants, and they're forced to do everyday tasks like getting jobs and grocery shopping. (The choice between crunchy or creamy peanut butter spawns a hilarious debate.)

Take a look and meet Prince Africa Zulu of Onkweni Royal House in South Africa (he's in the brown polo shirt), who is very traditional; Prince Remigius of Jaffna in Sri Lanka (in the black sweater), who's on a mission to find a suitable bride; and Crown Prince Manvendra of Rajpipla (wearing the Indian scarf and attire) from one of India's wealthiest royal families, who was the first Indian royal to come out as gay.

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Filed by Maggie Furlong