The Princess of France and her entourage arrive to conduct business between the King of France and the King of Navarre. In order to try to keep his vows, the King of Navarre tells the Princess that she is not allowed inside the castle, and has to camp on the hill outside of it. The Princess and her ladies are insulted and want to leave as soon as possible. While they are outside the castle discussing the strict edicts of the Ferdinand's court, each of the King's three men visit one of the Princess' ladies. The women also recognize some of the men and tell the Princess about them. Berowne shows interest in Rosaline while Dumaine asks one of the men of the French, Boyet, about Katherine. After Dumaine leaves, Longaville also approaches Boyet inquiring the name of Maria. Boyet, however, has ulterior motives and tries to win the love of the ladies for himself.