ITV’s hugely popular historical drama staring Jenna Coleman as Queen Victoria and Tom Hughes as Prince Albert, continues with episode 5 on Sun 24 Sep on ITV at 9.00pm.
In the fifth episode Victoria sets sail on her first voyage to the continent to try her hand at foreign diplomacy. She feels confident that she will be able to rescue Anglo-French relations by deterring the wily King of the French, Louis Philippe, from forming a potentially dangerous allegiance with Spain, through the marriage of his son to the Spanish Queen.
The trip proves to be an adventure for both the royals and the servants, but Victoria soon realises she will need to keep her wits about her. Louis Philippe is charming, but not all together trustworthy, and does not immediately take Victoria seriously as a Queen. Victoria turns to Albert for help, but she finds him distant. She is unaware that he is still reeling from his recent discovery, and his driven to despair by the debauchery and scandal of the French Court. Left to take on the King of France alone, does Victoria have what it takes to be an international leader, and can she outsmart Louis Philippe?
Victoria Season 2 Episode 5 airs on Sunday 24 September 2017 from 9.00pm-10.00pm on ITV.