Crown Prince Lee Hwon bumps into Heo Yeon Woo while running away from his daily lessons in the palace. Captivated by her sense of justice, intelligence and bravery, he takes a liking to her. What he doesn’t know is that his older step-brother, Prince Yang Myung has loved her from afar for quite some time. Although older, Prince Yang Myung cannot inherit the throne as his mother is the King’s concubine while Prince Lee Hwon’s mother is the queen.
He sets his heart on marrying her and she in turn, accepts the charming young prince knowing full well the difficult palace procedure to choose a bride for the future king. Her intellect and humility eventually leads to their engagement. His upcoming marriage to Yeon Woo causes the Queen Dowager, Prince Lee Hwon’s grandmother, and a handful of ministers to plot against Yeon Woo’s family in order to secure Yoon Bo Kyung’s marriage to Prince Lee Hwon. Bo Kyung has been groomed from young to be the queen for she is of the same clan as the Queen Dowager and several ministers. Her marriage to Prince Lee Hwon would mean that the clan would have a stronger position in the monarchy and hence, more power.
Using black magic, Yeon Woo is cursed and falls ill. To protect the royal family, she is removed from the palace and Bo Kyung successfully takes her place as queen-to-be. Yeon Woo is then assumed dead, Prince Yang Myung leaves the palace that causes him so much pain and goes on one of his travels while Heo Yeom, Yeon Woo’s older brother agrees to marry Princess Min Hwa, Prince Lee Hwon’s younger sister in order to save his family from disgrace as a result of the disease.
8 years later, King Lee Hwon is now married to Queen Bo Kyung but he doesn’t even acknowledge her existence. One fateful day, he sees a female shaman named Wol who looks exactly like Yeon Woo but she has no recollection of who he is………..
Prince Lee Hwon (Kim Soo Hyun)
Wol/Heo Yeon Woo (Han Ga In)
Prince Yang Myung (Jung Il Woo)
Yoon Bo Kyung (Kim Min Seo)
Heo Yeom (Song Jae Hee)
Princess Min Hwa (Nam Bo Ra)
Young Prince Lee Hwon (Yeo Jin Goo)
Young Wol/Heo Yeon Woo (Kim Yoo Jung)
Young Prince Yang Myung (1993 Lee Min Ho)
Young Yoon Bo Kyung (Kim So Hyun)