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Everything we know about the new series of ITV's Victoria

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Victoria's new series

If you enjoyed the Christmas special as much as we did, you'll no doubt be on tenterhooks to find out about series three of ITV's Victoria. And we have good news! Series three is definitely going ahead and writer Daisy Goodwin has said it will 'explore sexual tensions in the Royal marriage'. It's likely to see Jenna Coleman's Victoria on a 'sex strike', fearing she would become pregnant again.

"She has six children in eight years - which is a lot - and there are some gaps, so I wonder whether there may have been some withholding [of sex] on both sides," says Daisy. The writer also speculates that the Queen felt displaced when, during pregnancy, her husband Albert took the wheel with ruling. 

When will Prince Albert die?

Both Jenna and Tom Hughes (who plays Albert) will be returning for series three, but there's no word on which series will see the sad death of Prince Albert, who died in 1861.

When does series three of Victoria start?

We don't have a confirmed start date for series three, but we do know the action will start in 1848, which was a time of European revolutions.

Season two news

You might recognise a few familiar faces from series two of Victoria


We were sad when Call the Midwife's Emerald Fennell (nurse Patsy Mount) left the heart-warming show but delighted when she joined the cast of Victoria for series two as Lord Byron's daughter, Lady Ada Lovelace.

emerald fennell

Other familiar faces who joined the stellar cast for the second series were Dame Diana Rigg, best known for her role as Emma Peel in The Avengers. She played the Duchess of Bucchleuch, Victoria's new mistress of the Robes.

Diana Rigg

New Tricks actor Denis Lawson also signed up for a guest role in the epic drama. He took on the part of Duke of Atholl and greets Queen Victoria and her husband Prince Albert when they visit the Highlands. The scenes were filmed at the beautiful Blair Castle in Perthshire (pictured below).

Blair castle

Line Of Duty star Martin Compston also popped up in the series as Dr. Robert Traill, a campaigner who is raising awareness of the potato famine in Ireland in the 1840s.

Fans of the show will be pleased to learn that returning series one cast members were Nigel Lindsay (Sir Robert Peel), Peter Bowles (Duke of Wellington), Neil Hudson (Skerett) and Ferdinand Kingsley (chef Francatelli).

Series two is set six weeks after the events of the series one finale, and followed Victoria as she faces adversity both at home and abroad, all while trying to get that work-life balance just right as a monarch and new mother. But, similar to Prince Phillip in The Crown, her husband, Albert, will struggle with being the less powerful person in the marriage, and battles to find his place and purpose.

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