Victoria gives painful birth to a son but severe natal depression prevents her from bonding with him. Unable to support her Albert returns to Germany where he is shocked to learn of his true paternity. Learning also of Leopold's intention to marry Ernest to a dour Spanish princess the unhappy Albert gets very drunk and leaves in a hurry. Back in England Victoria, helped by the Duchess of Buccleuch, begins to resume public appearances whilst Nancy Skerrett has to admit that she took the place of her pregnant impoverished cousin Eliza to obtain work, Eliza now having sold the story of the palace break-in to the papers. Victoria intends to dismiss her but Albert, nursing his own secret, steps in to save her job.
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Did You Know?
The song Victoria sings with Albert accompanying her at the piano is Franz Schubert's lied "Du bist die Ruh'" (You are rest and peace). See more
Albert learns that Leopold intends to marry Ernst to Princess Isabella of Spain. It was, in fact, Isabella's mother who considered Ernst as a possible husband for her daughter. See more
I will tell you the truth. I am not going to marry Princess Alda... cos she is not a woman, she is a thistle.
Uncle Leopold would not marry a thistle.
And I will not, either. I think I need another drink.