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The Young Victoria (2009)

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A dramatization of the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria's rule, and her enduring romance with Prince Albert.



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Dominated by her possessive mother and her bullying consort, Conroy, since childhood, teen-aged Victoria refuses to allow them the power of acting as her regent in the last days of her uncle, William IV's rule. Her German cousin Albert is encouraged to court her for solely political motives but, following her accession at age eighteen, finds he is falling for her and is dismayed at her reliance on trusty Prime Minister Melbourne. Victoria is impressed by Albert's philanthropy which is akin to her own desire to help her subjects. However her loyalty to Melbourne, perceived as a self-seeker, almost causes a constitutional crisis and it is Albert who helps restore her self-confidence. She proposes and they marry, Albert proving himself not only a devoted spouse, prepared to take an assassin's bullet for her, but an agent of much-needed reform, finally endorsed by an admiring Melbourne. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Her country. Her heart. Her majesty. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild sensuality, a scene of violence, and brief incidental language and smoking | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

8 January 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La joven Victoria  »

Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,016,053 (UK) (6 March 2009)


$10,991,381 (USA) (23 April 2010)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Princess Beatrice:  a great-great-great-great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria plays one of Victoria's ladies in waiting. See more »


In the coronation scene around the middle of the film, Queen Victoria is seated on the throne receiving homage and holding nothing in her hands. In the next shot, she is seated on St. Edward's Chair, holding two scepters. See more »


Prince Albert: Victoria.
Princess Victoria: It's all right, Lehzen. Albert can take me up.
[to Albert]
Princess Victoria: You'll have to hold my hand. Mama insists. I hope you don't mind.
Prince Albert: Not in the least.
Princess Victoria: What did you want to say?
Prince Albert: Only that I understand more than you think of what your life is.
Princess Victoria: Do you?
Prince Albert: My childhood wasn't easy, either. I lost my mother when I was a boy.
Princess Victoria: I know. She died.
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Crazy Credits

In the on-screen credits, Heidi Miller and Georgiana Sayer are each listed twice as Costume Assistant. See more »


Version of Mrs Brown (1997) See more »


Donizetti 'L'elisir d'amour': Della crudele Isotta
Written by Gaetano Donizetti
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User Reviews

A warm and moving love story, beautifully acted by Emily Blunt and Rupert Friend
8 March 2009 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Despite some reviews being distinctly Luke-warm, I found the story totally engrossing and even if some critics have described the love story as 'Mills and Boon', so what? It is good to see a warm, touching story of real love in these cynical times. Many in the audience were sniffing and surreptitiously dabbing their eyes. You really believe that the young Victoria and Albert are passionately fond of each other, even though, for political reasons, it was an arranged marriage. I did feel though that Sir John Conroy, who was desperate to control the young Queen, is perhaps played too like a pantomime villain. As it is rumoured that he was in fact, the real father of Victoria (as a result of an affair with her mother The Duchess of Kent) it would have been interesting to explore this theory. Emily Blunt is totally convincing as the young Princess, trapped in the stifling palace with courtiers and politicians out to manipulate her. She brilliantly portrays the strength of character and determination that eventually made Victoria a great Queen of England, which prospered as never before, under her long reign. I believe word of mouth recommendations will ensure great success for this most enjoyable and wonderful looking movie.

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