Victoria (2016– )
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The Clockwork Prince 

Prince Albert arrives in England for the first time and he and Victoria take an instant dislike to one another in an awkward first meeting. However, their disdain passes and an attraction grows - to Melbourne's dismay.


Sandra Goldbacher


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jenna Coleman ... Victoria
Tom Hughes ... Albert
David Oakes ... Prince Ernest
Alex Jennings ... King Leopold
Margaret Clunie ... Harriet, Duchess of Sutherland
Anna Wilson-Jones ... Lady Emma Portman
Rufus Sewell ... Lord Melbourne
Jordan Waller ... Lord Alfred Paget
Catherine Flemming ... Duchess of Kent
Daniela Holtz ... Baroness Lehzen
Tommy Knight ... Brodie
Nell Hudson ... Skerrett
Basil Eidenbenz ... Lohlein
Samantha Colley ... Eliza
Eve Myles ... Mrs. Jenkins


Despite Leopold's assertion that it is Victoria's destiny to marry Albert she is cool towards her cousin, and more impressed by the new penny post system. However on a visit to Windsor she comes to realize that they have common interests and is grateful when he saves her injured dog - though she resents his passing his political opinions. As Melbourne announces his intention to resign Victoria finally proposes to Albert, declaring that theirs will be a marriage of inconvenience. Below stairs Miss Skerrett commits a crime to help her impoverished cousin but, thanks to the queen's generosity, is undetected. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Release Date:

29 January 2017 (USA) See more »

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Mammoth Screen See more »
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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Viewing figures fell to 5,769,000 for this edition of the show, dropping Victoria back down to ninth in the ITV rankings for the period 5th - 11th September 2016. See more »


Victoria proposed to Albert on 15th October 1839 and before this scene they dance a Gay Gordon which was easily recognizable as The Barren Rocks of Aden. This tune was composed in the mid 19th century when the 78th Seaforth Highlanders were stationed in Bombay so at least one or two decades after we see Victoria and Albert dancing to it. The British took Aden in January 1839 after the Sultan of Lahej reneged on his deal to sell Aden to the British. See more »


[Penge leads two footmen into the bedroom at Windsor Castle where Princes Albert and Ernest are about to dress for dinner. The footmen are carrying jackets with copious amounts of gold braid on the front, for the princes to wear]
Penge: For your Serene Highnesses, with the Queen's compliments.
Prince Ernest: [irreverently] Fancy dress?
Penge: [superciliously] The Windsor uniform, Your Highness, was designed by George III for members of the English court.
[Penge and the footmen leave]
Prince Ernest: I wonder if King George designed it *before...
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The Clockwork Prince
23 October 2016 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

As we enter the mid way point of the series we also fee like that we are catching up with actual historical events. The fictional infatuation that Victoria has with the dashing and reliable Lord Melbourne gives way to her cousin Albert from Germany and deemed to be suitable catch.

Victoria's dog might have taken an instant dislike to him and Albert might had interrupted her piano recital they kind of seal their growing fondness for each other by performing a duet performance of Schubert as their hands cross over to play the keys.

Thankfully less of the below stairs shenanigans and more of the actual love story.

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