Moved by the plight of a silk weaver in Spitalfields, Victoria throws a lavish medieval ball at the palace with all attendees wearing outfits made in the impoverished area. Though a success the event outrages the public.
Discontent is growing in the country, and upon hearing the pleas of a silk weaver of Spitalfields, Victoria decides she must help. Against Robert Peel and her husband Albert’s advice, the Queen decides to have a fantastic medieval ball at Buckingham Palace, where the attendees have to wear costumes made from Spitalfields silk.
Despite his initial protests, and struggling to find his place as a Prince Consort and husband, Albert decides that he will wear a crown to the ball. When the ball arrives, it provides the perfect backdrop for old friends to reunite and romances to ignite, but it doesn’t receive the positive response from the nation that Victoria had hoped.
- Jenna Coleman as Queen Victoria
- Tom Hughes as Prince Albert
- Nigel Lindsay as Robert Peel
- Rufus Sewell as Lord Melbourne
- Nell Hudson as Nancy Skerrett