Anne Hathaway may have last worked with Julie Andrews 14 years ago, on the set of The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, but that doesn’t mean she’s forgotten the many life lessons she learned from the actress. On Monday (October 1), Dame Julie Andrews turned 83, and Hathaway celebrated the happy occasion with a heartfelt Instagram post, complete with an adorable Princess Diaries reference. Uploading a still from the ball scene where Queen Clarisse formally introduces Mia as the Princess of Genovia, Hathaway listed all the important things Andrews taught her throughout their friendship.
“The importance of grace,” Hathaway began. “The knowledge that power is nothing without respect; Why one must have patience, positivity, perspective, manners, kindness, and humility. Always, To everyone, (No exceptions); The joy in treating people as a gift rather than a burden; How far choosing gratitude can get you… If I know anything about any of this, It’s because I was lucky enough to have learned from the very best at the very beginning. Happy Birthday Julie, Queen Eternal. All my love, Annie”
By the way, Hathaway isn’t just signing off like that to be cute. Andrews does actually call her former co-star “Annie”—in fact, she even referred to her as such while teasing fans with the possibility of a third Princess Diaries movie. “I think we might do it in honor of [late director Gary Marshall],” Andrews told BuzzFeed back in March 2017. “Annie had an idea that she wanted to pursue about it, and I’m all for it, so if she’d like to.”
It’s not just wishful thinking; in August, author Meg Cabot revealed to Entertainment Weekly that a script for Princess Diaries 3 does exist. “So who knows?” she said then. “[It] could happen, as we say.” Fingers crossed!