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Kept isolated form the court by her domineering mother, Victoria seems unprepared for the throne when King William IV (Sir Peter Ustinov) dies. But the teenage queen shows surprising strength and resolve, and puts her full faith in the political counsel of Lord Melbourne, the Prime Minister. With the help of Belgium's King Leopold, a meeting is arranged between Victoria and her cousin, Prince Albert of Germany. Though initially reluctant, she falls utterly in love when she sees him, and they are married after a brief courtship.
The changing political fortunes of Lord Melbourne finally afford Albert the opportunity to become involved in the affairs of state - a role Victoria had previously resisted. Soon, his wise counsel leads the Queen to call him "king in everything but name." But their joint rule would not last long, as Albert's tireless work on the Great Exhibition of 1851 comes at the cost of his health. He never fully recovers, eventually succumbing to typhoid fever in 1862, leaving Victoria to rule alone for nearly 40 years.
The acting was excellent and the costumes were very well done.
It does not oversentimentalize the relationship of the couple, and the major events of their lives are reenacted without much sensationalism.
Victoria Hamilton and Jonathan Firth play Queen Victoria and Prince Albert to perfection and are both superb actors.
This was a Christmas gift for someone intrigued by everything about Queen Victoria's life.Published 13 days ago by Little Old Lady in Sac
Super story of the life and monarchy of Queen Victoria and Albert. Loved it.Published 1 month ago by Carmen Feliciano
I Love this movie. I was glad I could replace the movie I had lost for such a fair price. Thank You!Published 2 months ago by Elva Mancias