The Duchess of Cambridge was reportedly a huge fan of the last show produced by The Royals' creator Mark Schwahn-and it could mean fans of his new show may wind up as lucky as she did and marry a prince for themselves.

While that's not likely to happen, E! reports that Kate Middleton used to be a huge fan of Schwahn's hugely successful series One Tree Hill-meaning fans should be using that as a positive sign for why they should like The Royals, which premieres on Sunday, March 15.

"I was told Will and Kate were big fans," Schwahn said. "I was approached about season four or five of One Tree Hill. And they said, 'William and Kate love the show. They watch it all the time. Can we put together some box sets for them? Can we send along some stuff?' Obviously they were dating. And I said, 'Cool. Let's send them some stuff!'"

However, Schwahn notes that his new show, which looks at a fictional royal family from England (starring Elizabeth Hurley as Queen Helena), is one that many think is picking on the real royal family-something he insists it does not, and adds that he hopes his royal OTH fans will become big fans of his new show as well.

"Obviously people are concerned about where the line is drawn between the royal family and our royal family, and we have taken great pains to distance ourselves," he said. "And when you see our show you go, 'OK, this is very different.'"

"I would love for Will and Kate to be fans of the show, and it would really bother me if people thought that we were attacking the actual monarchy," he added. "I'm a big fan, actually. I think it's relevant and important, and I love being able to go to London and see the history, touch the history and be fascinated by it."