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
Lord Melbourne's death is shown as happening before the birth of Victoria's first son, Albert Edward, the future Edward VII. He was born in 1841. Lord Melbourne died in 1848.
By then, Victoria and Albert had six children. But the
series shows only the two oldest, Victoria, called "Vicky", and Albert, nicknamed "Bertie". See more
[Looking at his newborn son
Isn't he beautiful?
All babies look like frogs to me.