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The passionate true story of the young Queen Victoria (Victoria Hamilton, Persuasion, Mansfield Park) and her remarkable union with Prince Albert (Jonathan Firth, Middlemarch), VICTORIA AND ALBERT is a compelling tale of unlikely romance set against a backdrop of royal tradition, exploring behind the scenes politics and power struggles that helped restore dignity and respect to a monarchy long held in contempt.
1837 - King William IV is dead. 18 year-old Victoria ascends to the throne a stubborn and fiercely independent young woman, rejecting her manipulative and greedy mother and declaring that she might never marry. However, when Victoria meets the handsome German Prince Albert her life is dramatically changed as a marriage of convenience tenderly evolves into a lifelong romance.
Supported by an exceptional cast of award winning performers, including Diana Rigg, Jonathan Pryce, Sir Nigel Hawthorne, Penelope Wilton, David Suchet and Sir Peter Ustinov, VICTORIA AND ALBERT is a Primetime Emmy Award winning miniseries, celebrating one of the greatest partnerships in British history.