What was the most heartbreaking moment of Victoria series two?

Daisy Goodwin's royal drama had us crying into our cuppas more than once this series – but which sequence was almost too sad for TV?

Victoria Series 2 Sad

ITV’s Victoria returned to our TV screens for series two this autumn and it’s safe to say we’ve needed a box of tissues almost every Sunday evening because heartbreak and tragedy have followed in the diminutive monarch’s wake.

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In episode three alone we had to say goodbye to the queen’s beloved pet spaniel, Dash, and bid farewell to a frail and ailing Lord Melbourne. Oh Rufus Sewell, can’t you call the Doctor, take a trip in the Tardis, change history and come back for more? Please?

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That was just the beginning of our troubles, though. As the series progressed we came face-to-face with the cold hard truths about the Irish famine, learned that Ernst’s love for Harriet would be hampered by his syphilis and watched poor old Drummond meet his maker – just when we thought he’d found his happily ever after.