Time marches on in Victoria and within moments of the Queen and her new husband, Albert, settling into their marital bliss, it’s all change once again. Victoria flees a musical performance feeling “bilious” and it soon becomes clear – she’s pregnant with the heir to the throne.
Everyone is ecstatic except Victoria herself who can’t get the thought of Princess Charlotte (more about her here) out of her head – you remember, her tragic cousin who died in childbirth sparking the succession crisis that put our V on the throne.
What if Victoria herself dies in childbirth? It’s a question faced by parliament (sorry, no Lord M again – we’ll have to make do with Robert Peel this week) as they demand the queen to name her regent should the worst happen.
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