1-We will take care of each other, won’t we?
How changeable they are.
They hate you. They love you. They hate you.
They punished her,… but they never hated her.
And now she’s a bride and back on top. Until the next mistake.
What on earth have I done with my life?
I had many gifts, you know.
As a boy, I was tipped for success.
You have served me well.
What is that?
Dear Albert, why haven’t you responded to my last two letters?
I must be kept informed of your progess.
I need help. England’s help.
And you must and will secure it for me.
Never forget that you are first a Coburg.
Your Uncle Leopold.
– What is it? – Just a question for Lord M.
– Could I help? – It’ll keep.
Why are these windows so dirty? I can hardly see out.
Same as the fires, I’m afraid.
The departments can’t agree to wash inside and out at the same time.
– Why don’t we do something about it? – I quite agree.
Because it’s how things are done here. And it’s worked well for many years.
Meanwhile, we live in a filthy, freezing house.
We live as guests of the Queen.
Thank you, Baroness, for reminding me that I am a guest here.
Let him go.
How is Albert settling in?
Why? What have you heard?
He says he wants to reorganise the way the palaces are run.
Well then, for Heaven’s sake, let him!
He says that Lord Melbourne controls me,
and he says that Lehzen controls me.
It seems everyone controls me except him.
A man who has no work becomes ridiculous.
And a poor man with a rich wife must work twice as hard as anyone else.
– Besides, you have chosen well. – My Uncle William chose well.
– You did not take on half his duties – You don’t know that.
You don’t know what I did.
– What is this for? – Your Royal Highness.
The Red Room dinner service, sir. For the officers guarding the King.
– What king? – King George lll, sir.
And how often do we provide
this dinner for a king who has been dead for 20 years?
Every night, sir.
I cannot believe I’m being subjected to this interrogation.
You’re not being subjected to anything, Sir John.
You have been in charge of the Duchess’s finances for many years.
Indeed, you have made public statements testifying to their health.
– Yes, I have. – I am so grateful.
All I am asking is that you will be so good as to tell us
exactly where the money has gone?
Are you sure?
Mein liebes Schatzi! I’m so happy.
– Meine Liebling! – Heavens, Mama, don’t crush me.
You’ll let me know at once if there’s anything you need.
You’re not going already?
I cannot leave too soon for my daughter.
– Anyway, I have a lot on my mind. – Something I could help with?
There’s your opening, if you’ll take my advice.
Lord Melbourne, forgive me, but…
you seem to have confused me with a member of your club.
I am not your drinking companion, nor your whist partner.
I am the husband of your sovereign.
And as such, I will make my own decisions,
and I neither seek nor invite your advice.
– Are you discussing names? – We’re discussing the help.
He writes that he’d prefer not to talk politics in his letters,
but only to discuss news of the family.
I have planned this marriage for 20 years!
And now I’m supposed to accept that I have failed?!
On the contrary, Your Majesty, we must accept it.
The birds have flown.
I’ve been boring Sir Robert and the Duke
with my ideas for encouraging the Arts.
Hmm. Does Sir Robert care for such frivolity?
I have many interests, ma’am.
And my government would support the Prince’s plans.
Your government? What government is this?
If I should be fortunate enough to form another government, ma’am.
And when he does, there’ll be no repeat of the old problem.
Some of your ladies have already agreed to resign.
And Sir Robert will ask for no more change than that.
Thank you, Sir Robert.
How dare you speak to me in that way before them.
How dare you… talk across me, as if I were a child.
– I… I did no such thing. – Oh, no?
Well, you’ve sorted this, you’ve sorted that.
You and Sir Robert.
You and the Duke. All without reference to me!
– Victoria, I thought you’d be pleased. – I will tell you what you thought.
You thought that I was a woman!
To be petted and passed over and ignored!
Would it were so simple then we might avoid more scandals of your making.
– Have you lost your mind?! – Do you wonder at it?
Less than three years on the throne and you and your precious Melbourne
have pushed this monarchy to the brink of an abyss!
I’ve told you before and I will again,
you are my husband here, and that is all!
– And that is quite enough, believe me! – I will not have my role usurped!
I wear the crown.
Any mistakes will be my mistakes, and no one else will make them.
No one! Not even you!
I’m leaving before you excite yourself and harm the child.
You will go when I dismiss you.
I am your Queen and I am telling you to stay.
You may not go. You may not go!
I order you to stay here in this room! Albert!
Guard, royal salute!
There is no need for you to accompany me.
I said I would and so I will.
Walk on. Hup!
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