OnlyonAOL: Five ways Alexandra Park is totally different from her scandalous 'Royals' alter ego Eleanor

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BY DONNA FREYDKIN

On E! "The Royals," now in its second season, Alexandra Park plays Princess Eleanor, who's more likely to wind up on the cover of every British tabloid than ever occupying the throne.

Her fictional family is a hot mess: her dad, the king, is dead. Her nefarious uncle now has the title. And her mother (Elizabeth Hurley) has a contentious relationship with her entire family.

"Eleanor is going to try to calm down but she has a lot going on. Things have gone off the rails in her life quite a bit. She's not in the best place. She's not quite ready to accept that she's illegitimate," says Park. "She'll get it together in her own time. I'm quite enjoying pulling apart the mess she is right now. She's really flawed and real. I like playing that side of her."

So we asked Park if she ever gets confused for her character, racoon eyes, tiny panties, hangovers and all. Nope, and here's why.

1. Unlike Eleanor, says Park, "I'm not crazy drunk all the time."

2. She's not remotely obsessed with royalty, real or otherwise. "I never really was as excited about it as I know a lot of people are," she says.

3. She'd never want to wear the crown, but if she could switch places with one real blue-blood for a day, she wouldn't even pick Prince William. "Probably Prince Harry. He looks cool and like he has a nice," says Park.

4. Eleanor is all about glam leather and teeny ensembles. "I'm happy dressing up at my royal and then dressing back as Alex at the end of the day. I'm totally casual, a bit more of a tomboy in jeans," says Park.

5. And no thank you, she'd never want Eleanor's notoriety, or to ever wind up chased by paparazzi. Should that ever happen, says Park, "I'd stay in my house or go to an island. Go to Australia and get a hut and lots of dogs."

As for our favorite actual royal, here's a glimpse at Duchess Catherine.

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OnlyonAOL: Five ways Alexandra Park is totally different from her scandalous 'Royals' alter ego Eleanor

Catherine, Duchess Of Cambridge arrives at Islington Town Hall to meet children and mentors From Chance UK's Early Intervention Programme on October 27, 2015.

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The Duchess recycled an Orla Kiely dress for the occasion, one we previously saw in 2012.

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She wore her hair pulled back in a simple pony, and paired the look with pearl drop earrings.

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The Duchess of Cambridge arrives to meet children and mentors from Chance UK.

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This is one of our favorite looks for the Duchess with its decorated neckline and pleated skirt.

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A closer look at what has become a staple for Kate -- the chic ponytail!

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Orla Kiely is a brand the Duchess has loved for years -- it's also one worn often by her mother, Carole Middleton.

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Kate also wore her Cartier Ballon Bleu watch.

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The Duchess of Cambridge meets children and mentors from Chance UK's Early Intervention Programme.

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Kate smiles at one of the children working with Chance UK.

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Kate is greeted by the children of Chance UK.

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Duchess Kate says hello to one of the 200 children helped by Chance UK.

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The Duchess wanted to hear more about how the Chance UK mentors are helping children involved.

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A young girl shows Kate the artwork she created.

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The Duchess of Cambridge meets children and mentors from Chance UK's Early Intervention Programme.

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Duchess Kate smiles as she arrives to meet children and mentors from Chance UK's Early Intervention Programme.

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The Duchess wore her Annoushka Pearl Drop earrings. 

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Duchess Kate arrives to meet children and mentors from Chance UK's Early Intervention Programme.

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Kate waves to the waiting crowd before heading in for her engagement.

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