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Princess Rosalie of Romanza, secretly enrolled at Vassar, has a crush on West Point football star Dick Thorpe, though she pretends to dislike him. They fall in love, but their romance is interrupted when her father summons her home to marry Prince Paul, who really loves Rosalie's friend Brenda. After Rosalie reluctantly returns home, Dick flies his private plane solo across the Atlantic, hoping to keep a rendezvous with Rosalie, who has said that she will be dressed as "Pierrette" during a Romanzan festival. Meanwhile, his friend, Bill Delroy, sails to Europe but tries to impress his girl friend Mary Callahan by saying that he, too, was in the plane. At the festival, Rosalie performs a magnificent dance dressed as Pierrette, and Dick recognizes her. However, when Dick learns that she is not only a princess, but engaged to marry Prince Paul, he leaves the country. That same night a revolution erupts and the royal family escapes. When they learn that the revolt has been quelled, however, they plan to return soon to Romanza. In the United States, the royal family visits West Point and Rosalie demands that Dick be her official escort, even though he is about to be expelled from school for being absent without leave. Rosalie cannot convince him that she wants to abdicate until, with the Bill's help, she disguises herself as a cadet and meets him in the garden to confirm what Brenda has told him, that Prince Paul and Rosalie are not in love. Meanwhile, young Mickey, the school mascot, visits the affable king, disguised as the monarch's pet dummy and convinces him to abdicate so that he and Rosalie can be happy living in America. The queen is horrified, but the king is adamant. Rosalie and Dick are then married.