The early life of Queen Victoria, from her ascension to the throne at the tender age of eighteen to her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert.
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It is suggested that Queen Victoria fell in love with or fancied Lord Melbourne. There is no indication that the teenage Victoria saw Melbourne, forty years older than her, as anything more than a father figure. Although notable that parts of Victoria's diary were heavily censored after her death, the entries during the Melbourne years of her reign are available unedited. However, Melbourne's political influence on the young Queen was much remarked upon at the time, which lead to her being mockingly referred to as "Mrs. Melbourne". See more
The real Mrs Skerrett never married and died at the age of 94. See more
Series 1: PBS Masterpiece broadcasts add on average 5 minutes of additional footage per episode not shown in the ITV broadcasts. The exception to this are the first two episodes of Series 1 which for PBS airing were edited together to form a single feature-length episode for a two-hour timeslot; the edited version removes several minutes of footage from these episodes (including the original closing moments of episode 1). The North American DVD/Blu-ray release of Series 1 is the ITV version and thus does not include the extra footage seen on PBS. Also, the ITV broadcasts/DVD release indicate episode numbers in the opening credits alongside episode titles; this is not shown on PBS. See more