On the verge of delivering her first child, Victoria spurns advice and ventures among her subjects, attracting the devoted and demented alike.
With a child on the way, Victoria must choose a regent in case she dies during childbirth.
At loose ends in a foreign land, Albert finds a noble cause. Victoria gets her way at court and resorts to a folk cure in the bedroom.
Victoria’s courtship leads to second thoughts and political perils. Can the queen pledge her heart to a foreign prince, but also keep the throne?
Albert pays a visit against the queen’s wishes and meets royal disdain. Where could it possibly lead? Meanwhile, the mystery of Miss Skerrett’s past deepens.
Facing rioters and suitors, Victoria grows into her royal role. As she ponders marriage, her friendship with Lord Melbourne grows more complex.
As a new queen, the young Victoria struggles to take charge amid plots to manipulate her. Her friendship with the prime minister leads to a crisis in Parliament.