Alix goes on a long holiday after Edward tries to obtain a compromising letter; their eldest son Eddie dies.
Edward is increasingly occupied with European royalty, and sponsors actress Lily Langtry.
Edward clears up a misunderstanding with Russian royalty, but is blackmailed by Churchill after a visit to India.
Victoria maintains her seclusion but refuses to allow Edward any responsibility; Edward contracts typhoid.
Queen Victoria retires into seclusion but promotes the marriage between Edward and Princess Alix.
Edward meets a Danish princess; Bertie dies after talking to Edward in a drizzling rain; Victoria blames Edward.
Maturing Edward has his first taste of freedom in an otherwise severely disciplined regimen preparing him for kingship.
Edward's rigourous and isolated education is expanded with more physical education; Vicky is married.
The king struggles against illness and tries to safeguard the peace of Europe.
Alice urges Edward to make a Grand Tour of southern Europe; he persuades Czar Nicholas to abandon a German treaty.
The new king suggests an alliance with Germany and placates Alix by allowing her to redesign Buckingham Palace.
The Boer War; Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee; an assassination attempt; Victoria dies and Edward is king.
Queen Victoria and Prince Albert are troubled by political and personal problems as their first son is born.