Victoria's difficult relationship with her sons
Queen Victoria had a difficult relationship with her sons Bertie and Leopold.
Leopold found his life odious and intolerable as everything he did was watched and reported. The battle of wills was also intense between the Queen and the Prince of Wales. Bertie did everything Queen Vctoria disapproved of. He had the signs of being a needy person emotionally and once freed of parental constraint he plunged himself into a world of pleasures.