Albert and Victoria are shocked to find the printer lucratively sold to the press some private family scene etchings, but the Pm points out there's no advisable legal recourse and Lord Palmerston that a 'common family people' image renders the dynasty human, not ridicule. Joseph warns the duchess, his discrete lover, against her husband's plan to subtly expose her as aristocratic slut by suggesting an heirloom costume. Wit Belgian king-uncle Leopold attending a grand court ball, Albert mistakes Victoria's suspicion of Feodora as another symptom of her petty arrogance, but the plotting sister's shameless greed is finally exposed.
Did You Know?
Prince Albert did not give up the idea of suing for damages because of the publication of family etchings in _The Illustrated London News_. He successfully sued to suppress them. See more
[Victoria is horrified and embarrassed that private sketches of her at home bathing her children and playing with her dogs are now being sold on the street. Now she has discovered that a new coin, bearing her portrait and already in circulation, omits the standard wording "Dei Gratia"
"Dei Gratia". "By the grace of God". It's on *every* coin. Every coin, Prime Minister, except this one. I hear they're calling it "the Godless florin". First the etchings and now this.
Lord John Russell
Rest assured, ma'am, we will ...