Albert is elated when he learns that Victoria is pregnant but she is fearful of dying in childbirth and wants to appoint him as regent for their child - which does not go down well with Wellington and his circle. Sir Robert Peel, however, who shares Albert's view on the importance of the railway, even converting Victoria to its advantages, proves to be an excellent ally to the prince and ensures that he is declared regent whilst the queen increasingly involves her husband in affairs of state. Below stairs Nancy Skerrett is charmed when Francotelli feeds her hot chocolate.
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Did You Know?
The locomotive "Planet" is a working replica of the original and was built in 1992 by the Friends of the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester. See more
In the carriage of the train, as the camera pans out, you can see a crew member crouching, hiding in the last carriage. See more
It is a mistake to make one's mind up about a thing before one's tried it. Don't you think? The world is on the move, Sir Piers. Keep up.