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The Princess arrives at Navarre with her entourage. She has business to discuss with the King of Navarre.
She's not happy to hear that they have to camp out because the King has sworn off women.
Boyet tells her the King has fallen in love with her.
After a round of hunting, Costard mistakenly delivers Armado's letter to Jaquenetta, thinking it was from Berowne to Rosaline. The ladies listen to Boyet read it aloud.
Informed by Boyet that the men plan to visit them in disguise, the Princess comes up with a trick to play. They'll switch disguises so the men address themselves to the wrong woman.
When the men return as themselves, the Princess and her ladies continue to harass them.
All settle down to watch a play performed by the rustics. At the height of hilarity, the messenger Marcade enters to announce that the King of France is dead.
Instantly preparing to go, the Princess explains that they only played along with the love games for fun. In a tender speech that reveals her feeling for the King, she asks him to spend a year in a monastery. If he still loves her, she's his.