The Secret Life of Queen Victoria

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The Secret Life of Queen Victoria
SBS  |  November 8, 2018

Their iconic images are part of the very fabric of national culture, and are powerful symbols of bygone ages. But royalty are just human beings, with the same ticks and foibles, bad habits and weaknesses, wants and needs as the rest of humanity. Tracy Borman reveals the nitty-gritty details of the monarchs, to find out what really went on in their private lives. Queen Victoria gave her name to an age not readily associated with fun and laughter. Tracy explores two of the most important relationships in her private life - with her husband Prince Albert, with whom things may not have been quite as they seemed; and her eldest son Edward, who she came to utterly despise.

Their iconic images are part of the very fabric of national culture, and are powerful symbols of bygone ages. But royalty are just human beings, with the same ticks and foibles, bad habits and weaknesses, wants and needs as the rest of humanity. Tracy Borman reveals the nitty-gritty details of the monarchs, to find out what really went on in their private lives. Queen Victoria gave her name to an age not readily associated with fun and laughter. Tracy explores two of the most important relationships in her private life - with her husband Prince Albert, with whom things may not have been quite as they seemed; and her eldest son Edward, who she came to utterly despise.

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