Quotations from The Young Victoria
The Young Victoria is a British-American historical biographical drama film about the first years of Queen Victoria's reign and her romance with prince Albert. The film begins with Princess Victoria of Kent being brought up under strict rules by her mother. Her mother hopes that the King will die soon in order for her to be appointed Regent, and during an illness, her mother attempts to make her sign papers to make her husband personal secretary upon her majority. However, she refuses. Meanwhile, the King of Belgium has Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld learn about Victoria's secrets in order to seduce her and secure an alliance between Britain and Belguim. Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée. Starring Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany, Miranda Richardson, and Jim Broadbent.
The Young Victoria received mostly positive reviews upon its release. The movie won the Oscar award for Best Costume Design and was nominated in two other categories. The writer of the film worked tirelessly in order to make the film as historically accurate as possible, including the costumes and makeup. Nonetheless, it still has several inaccuracies, including Prince Albert not being shot and not at Victoria's coronation. As well, the prime minister was much older then Victoria when she came into power. However, the film is largely accurate. Continue reading for some The Young Victoria quotes.
Queen Victoria: I'm so sorry! I thought I was going to lose you!
Prince Albert: I don't think he was a very good shot.
Queen Victoria: Why did you do it? So stupid, why did you do it?
Prince Albert: I had two very good reasons. First, I am replaceable and you are not.
Queen Victoria: You are not replaceable to me!
Prince Albert: Second, you're the only wife I've got or ever will have. You are my whole existence, and I will love you until my very last breath.
Prince Albert: The park is marvelous.
Queen Victoria: I'm so pleased you like it. I do want you to feel quite at home... I'm sure you're aware why I wished you to come here. Because it would make me happier than anything, too happy really, if you would agree to what I wish.
Queen Adelaide: You are confusing stubbornness with strength, my dear. And I warn you, the people will not like you for it.
Prince Albert: I'm going back to England.
Baron Stockmar: There must be a reason if you wish to visit Her Majesty.
Prince Albert: Then find me a reason.
Prince Albert: For pity's sake, smile, woman. Anyone would think we had quarreled.
Baroness Lehzen: Don't you think you should?
Watson: No ma'am. Not this morning I don't.
Queen Victoria: I will not have my role usurped! I wear the crown! And if there are mistakes they will be my mistakes, and no one else will make them! No one, not even you!
Queen Victoria: Can't I be my own mistress for a while, haven't I earnt it? Dear Lord M, he's so very kind, I couldn't have asked for a better tutor.
Queen Adelaide: You may dream of independence, but you won't get it. From now on, everyone will push and pull you for their own advantage, Melbourne more than the rest. Just remember, you are the queen. He's a politician. And politicians, whatever their creed, always resent the monarchy. They pass through, you stay. So just keep dear Lord M in his proper sphere.
Queen Victoria: He's already chosen the new household.
Lord Melbourne: Your Highness, there's your opening if you'll take my advice...
Prince Albert: Lord Melbourne, forgive me but you seem to have confused me with a member of your club. I am not your drinking companion nor your whist partner. I am the husband of your sovereign. And as such, I will make my own decisions, and I neither seek nor invite your advice. Good evening.
Sir Robert Peel: She starts on your watch, Lord Melbourne. Guard her well and keep her safe from harm.
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