Nell Hudson talks corsets, series 2 and Miss Skerrett's secrets] Episode 4 spoilers - The Sins Of The Father The Royal Court is delighted by the arrival of a healthy Prince of Wales, but Victoria finds herself paralysed by an inexplicable sorrow after a difficult birth, and is unable to bond with her son.
Whilst in Coburg, Albert learns a dark family secret which leaves him feeling lost as to his place in Palace. Meanwhile, a blunder by Skerrett threatens to put Francatelli in the firing line unless she exposes her deepest secret. Will she confess and risk losing her livelihood? A reluctant revelation from Drummond also threatens to end his tentative friendship with Lord Alfred.
Will she in turn be able to reach Albert in his private torment? Is Lord M really returning? Speaking about his return, Sewell said: I really didn't want Melbourne to be hanging around beyond the natural span of his story.
When the producers came to me with a way to bring him back in season two that was still true to the story, I was only too happy to come back. That had to end and by the time Albert arrived Melbourne's role and the nature of his relationship with Victoria had changed as it should.
There had been a certain level of imagined antagonism to start off with but actually in reality they liked each rather a lot once the original suspicion went away so it was lovely to come back to work a little more with Tom Hughes. It will continue on Sundays in the same timeslot throughout the autumn. There will also be a two-hour Christmas special. Picking up just a month after the events of series one, viewers will be able to follow Victoria as she struggles to adjust to her life as a working mother.
But while Victoria may be finding it a challenge to combine being a parent with her duties as Queen, her husband Albert has troubles of his own. He must find a valuable role for himself alongside his powerful wife, which will lead to some friction between the couple. Series creator Daisy Goodwin said: Can you really have it all? Coleman returns as Victoria alongside Tom Hughes as her husband Albert. Dame Diana Rigg is the big new signing this series. Meet the cast of Victoria season 2] What did I miss in the first series of Victoria?
Watch the trailer for series 2: In their own words Jenna Coleman: The Victoria we explore this series is in her honeymoon period, which is interrupted by numerous pregnancies. Such a balancing act leads to inevitable fireworks. Or, the more one understands of it, at least. That is true of Albert, but circumstance has it that others may not be quite as comfortable with this growing stability and strident expression!
As such, I am not sure if he would ever truly feel as if he has finished striving.