A Public Inconvenience

Series 3 - Episode 7 A Public Inconvenience



All is not well in the royal household. “I used to be his friend, his companion. Now I feel I’m just his wife,” complains Victoria because Albert is obsessed with his Great Exhibition plans. He’s spending all his time deep in conversation with Mr Cole, his energetic colleague from the Royal Society of Arts and Commerce.

As the press are ridiculing his project on a daily basis, Victoria toys with a way to distract him from what she sees as a potential catastrophe, until a comment from Lord Palmerston convinces her to support her husband in his dream. Meanwhile, Sophie’s illicit dalliance with a footman ends in a truly distressing way.


Albert unveils ambitious plans for an international exhibition - but has to find a way to fund it. Lord Palmerston causes uproar when he sends the navy in to blockade Greece after an attack on a British subject, and Monmouth hires Penge to spy on Sophie and Joseph - which leads to him discovering revealing information about Joseph's time at Chatsworth.

Cast & Crew

Victoria Jenna Coleman
Prince Albert Tom Hughes
Duke of Wellington Peter Bowles
Lord John Russell John Sessions
Lord Palmerston Laurence Fox
Duke Charles of Monmouth Nicholas Audsley
Abigail Turner Sabrina Bartlett
Joseph David Burnett
Princess Feodora Kate Fleetwood
Penge Adrian Schiller
Duchess Sophie of Monmouth Lily Travers
Lord Alfred Paget Jordan Waller
Lady Emma Portman Anna Wilson-Jones
Henry Cole David Newman
Fuller Dominic Taylor
Princess Vicky Louisa Bay
Prince Bertie Laurie Shepherd
Col Sibthrope Hugh Simon
Henry Labouchere Tristram Wymark
Lady Lyttelton Siobhan O'Carroll
William Monmouth Gregory Mann
Paxton Christopher Brand
Princess Heidi Ellen Evans
Speaker John Tueart
Director Delyth Thomas
Executive Producer Daisy Goodwin
Executive Producer Damien Timmer
Executive Producer Kate McKerrell
Producer David Boulter
Writer Ottilie Wilford
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