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Victoria: A Royal Love Story

Fiona Bruce traces the story of the love between Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, meeting HRH Prince Charles and visiting the royal palaces that the couple made their own.

Fiona Bruce traces the story of one of history's great royal love affairs: the love between Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. It was a love based on a powerful physical attraction, and it grew into a marriage that set the tone for the Victorian age.

Over the 20 years they spent together, until Albert's tragic death, they gave each other a dazzling collection of paintings, sculptures and jewellery. That collection was on show - much of it for the first time - at a major exhibition in London, and it reveals a new and passionate side of the royal couple.

Fiona meets HRH Prince Charles and travels to the royal palaces that Victoria and Albert made their own, as well as the royal workshops where artworks for the exhibition are being restored, to tell the story behind a collection that is one of the wonders of the nation.

59 minutes

Last on

Mon 2 Sep 2019 23:00

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:23

    Michael Giacchino

    Carl Goes Up

  • 00:33

    Brian Kennedy

    You Raise Me Up

  • 00:36

    Randy Newman

    Fairy Tale/Going Home

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Fiona Bruce
Executive Producer Basil Comely
Director Julian Birkett
Assistant Producer Susanna Posnett
Production Manager Marian Lacey
Sound Recordist David Williams
Sound Recordist Brendan Crehan
Makeup Artist Adam Beck
Makeup Artist Paul Haskell

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