Of all the love stories that have defined the British monarchy, none tugs the heartstrings quite like Victoria and Prince Albert.
The Young Victoria (PG) – partly filmed at Belvoir Castle – traces the romance from the initial sparks of attraction.
to marriage, revealing the private frustrations of the young queen as she attempts to walk a minefield of political intrigue and stringent social etiquette.
Everyone, it seems, wants to manipulate Victoria (Emily Blunt) for their own ends, all apart from Albert (Rupert Friend), who defies protocol to assist the princess in outwitting the schemers, telling her that she must stop being a pawn in other people’s games and take control. [Read more…]