The Young Victoria (2009)
Prince Albert: I just got your note. I was riding.
Queen Victoria: Sit, please.
Prince Albert: The park is marvelous.
Queen Victoria: I'm so pleased you like it. I do want you to feel quite at home... I'm sure you're aware why I wished you to come here. Because it would make me happier than anything, too happy really, if you would agree to what I wish.
Prince Albert: And stay with you?
Queen Victoria: And stay with me.
Prince Albert: And marry you?
Queen Victoria: And marry me!
Princess Victoria: Do you ever feel like a chess piece yourself? In a game being played against your will.
Prince Albert: Do you?
Princess Victoria: Constantly. I see them leaning in and moving me around the board.
Prince Albert: The Duchess and Sir John?
Princess Victoria: Not just them. Uncle Leopold. The king. I'm sure half the politicians are ready to seize hold of my skirts and drag me from square to square.
Prince Albert: Then you had better master the rules of the game until you play it better than they can.
Princess Victoria: You don't recommend I find a husband to play it for me?
Prince Albert: I should find one to play it with you, not for you.
Princess Victoria: [to her mother] Oh, and if you think that I will ever forget that you stood by silent and watched him treat me thus, you are dreaming!
Prince Albert: I'm going back to England.
Baron Stockmar: There must be a reason if you wish to visit Her Majesty.
Prince Albert: Then find me a reason.
Queen Adelaide: You are confusing stubbornness with strength, my dear. And I warn you, the people will not like you for it.
Queen Victoria: I will not have my role usurped! I wear the crown! And if there are mistakes they will be my mistakes, and no one else will make them! No one, not even you!
Prince Albert: I am leaving before you excite yourself and harm the child.
Queen Victoria: You will go when I dismiss you. I am your queen, and I am telling you to stay!
Prince Albert: Good night, Victoria.
Queen Victoria: [storms over to door] You may not go! You may not go! I order you to stay here in this room! Albert!
Queen Victoria: [sobbing] I'm so sorry! I thought I was going to lose you!
Prince Albert: I don't think he was a very good shot.
Queen Victoria: Why did you do it? So stupid, why did you do it?
Prince Albert: I had two very good reasons. First, I am replaceable and you are not.
Queen Victoria: You are not replaceable to me!
Prince Albert: Second, you're the only wife I've got or ever will have. You are my whole existence, and I will love you until my very last breath.
Sir Robert Peel: She starts on your watch, Lord Melbourne. Guard her well and keep her safe from harm.
Prince Albert: [accepting his letter from Victoria] As a matter of interest, will a time come when I read them first?
Baron Stockmar: You'll enjoy this. She has a real flair for description.
Queen Adelaide: You'll have to decide on a husband soon. What about Leopold's candidate?
Queen Victoria: I can't marry the man they want me to marry.
Queen Adelaide: Every suitor will come with strings attached.
Queen Victoria: Can't I be my own mistress for a while, haven't I earnt it? Dear Lord M, he's so very kind, I couldn't have asked for a better tutor.
Queen Adelaide: You may dream of independence, but you won't get it. From now on, everyone will push and pull you for their own advantage, Melbourne more than the rest. Just remember, you are the queen. He's a politician. And politicians, whatever their creed, always resent the monarchy. They pass through, you stay. So just keep dear Lord M in his proper sphere.
Queen Victoria: He's already chosen the new household.
Queen Victoria: I do want to help them, whatever you say. And not just the laboring poor, but the hungry and the homeless, and... There are people who are lost, and whose business is it to see to their welfare?
Lord Melbourne: Well, in my experience, ma'am, it's best to let these things develop naturally. If you interfere, you risk overturning the cart.
Queen Victoria: Well, Prince Albert doesn't agree. He's made a study of the working man's condition, he's full to the brim with ideas for their improvement.
Lord Melbourne: Is he indeed? How inspiring.
[Watson smiles and giggles as she hears to laughter from inside newly-married Victoria and Albert's room]
Baroness Lehzen: Have you woken Her Majesty?
Watson: No ma'am.
Baroness Lehzen: Don't you think you should?
Watson: No ma'am. Not this morning I don't.
Sir John Conroy: [watching the crowd outside the palace] How changeable they are. They hate you, they love you, they hate you.
Duchess of Kent: They punished her. They never hated her.
Lord Melbourne: Your Highness, there's your opening if you'll take my advice...
Prince Albert: 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. Good evening.
Prince Albert: For pity's sake, smile, woman. Anyone would think we had quarreled.
Princess Victoria: Don't talk to me.
Sir John Conroy: You're too young! You've no experience. You're like a china doll, walking over a precipice...
Princess Victoria: Well then I must smash! For it's too late to mend my ways now.
Sir John Conroy: [outraged] I cannot believe I'm being subjected to this interrogation1
Prince Albert: [sitting behind a desk, piled with papers] 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.
Sir John Conroy: I have!
Duchess of Kent: And I am so grateful.
Prince Albert: All I am asking is that you will be so good as to tell us exactly where the money has gone.
Sir John Conroy: You are very intent, Baroness. Are you making a study of me?
Baroness Lehzen: Someone should.
Princess Victoria: Lord Melbourne says French doctors kill their patients. English ones just let them die.
Prince Albert: You know when we are old and surrounded with our children we will look on this as the day our life began.
Queen Victoria: Not TOO surrounded please
[Victoria climbs on top of Albert and holds him down by the wrists]
Queen Victoria: and not too soon.
Prince Albert: oh. I am expecting a very LARGE family
[Victoria giggles and Albert and Victoria embrace]
Duchess of Sutherland: Look at that demure little head. And all of us wondering what's inside it.
Lord Melbourne: We'll find out soon enough.