While Albert takes an interest in the plights of the common people, including the loyal Chartists, to understand the 1948 revolutions sweeping Europe, Victoria is absorbed by her ever-growing family and blindly sympathizes with toppled French king Louis Philippe. Both reprimand the PM for failing to restrain foreign minister Lord Palmerston, who openly applauds the 'downfall of tyranny' while fraternizing with the working class and decide to offer asylum to the French ex-king, more warmly then they welcome Victoria's half-sister Feodora, who fled Baden. An experienced new valet joins the palace staff, seamstress Skerrett dates a Chartist and presents one to Victoria to convince her they're neither dangerous nor violent, but the police makes arrests after finding hundreds of rifles with them.
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