Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Young Victoria

An extraordinary film about an extraordinary marriage.  One of my most favorite historical couples.
Victoria and Albert.

Princess Victoria
: Do you ever feel like a chess piece yourself? In a game being played against your will. 
Prince Albert: Do you? 
Princess Victoria: Constantly. I see them leaning in and moving me around the board. 
Prince Albert: The Duchess and Sir John? 
Princess Victoria: Not just them. Uncle Leopold. The king. I'm sure half the politicians are ready to seize hold of my skirts and drag me from square to square. 
Prince Albert: Then you had better master the rules of the game until you play it better than they can. 
Princess Victoria: You don't recommend I find a husband to play it for me? 
Prince Albert: I should find one to play it with you, not for you. 

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