Victoria - Episode 2.01 - A Soldier’s Daughter - Promo, Sneak Peek & Synopsis *Updated* By Nirat Anop (August 25, 2017, 12:14 pm)
The Duchess of Buccleuch (Dame Diana Rigg) joins the Royal Household as Queen Victoria's Mistress of the Robes.
Picking up a month after the birth of her first child, the new series sees Queen Victoria surprise the court when she insists on returning to her duties as soon as possible.
Having taken charge in her absence, adoring new father Albert decides not to trouble his wife with worrying news regarding the British soldiers in Afghanistan. However, as the reports worsen, Victoria grows increasingly suspicious that he and Prime Minister Robert Peel are hiding something from her.
Determined to reclaim her place with characteristic impulsiveness, Victoria brings in the formidable Duchess of Buccleuch as her new Mistress of the Robes and demands that former chef, Francatelli, return to the palace kitchens.
Meanwhile, Albert’s family descend on the palace for the Christening of baby Vicky and their dynastic plotting only intensifies Victoria’s sense of frustration. Convinced that the truth is being kept from her, Victoria seeks answers from the Duke of Wellington.