British television drama series Victoria, based on the life of Queen Victoria, has become one of the highest-rated dramas in 20 years. To honour the Queen, an exclusive clip has also been released by ITV to celebrate Victoria Day, which marks 198 years since the monarch was born.
The clip shows the Queen witnessing the christening of her first child alongside husband Prince Albert. There is very little dialogue in the 45-second clip, where only the Archbishop speaks as he baptises the baby.
Season 2 spans six weeks after the princess' birth and will follow the life adjustment of the Queen as a sovereign and a busy mother.
Watch the clip below.
Previously, Jenna Coleman had told Harper's Bazaar that she was excited to explore the relationship of Victoria and her husband Albert in the future episodes. "Their love is very turbulent and dynamic and vibrant, so I really look forward to delving into the complexities of their marital life," she had said.
The official synopsis of the series reads below:
In 1837, a diminutive, neglected teenager is crowned Queen Victoria, navigates the scandal, corruption, and political intrigues of the Court, and soon rises to become the most powerful woman in the world. Victoria stars Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who) as Queen Victoria in a highly anticipated series that follows the drama of the candid, spirited monarch who was perhaps the first woman to seem to have it all.
Victoria first season features Jenna Coleman as Queen Victoria, Rufus Sewell as Lord Melbourne, her first Prime Minister and Tom Hughes as her husband Prince Albert. But fans have to wait to see if Rufus Sewell makes a surprise comeback in the second season. Meanwhile, Line of Duty's Martin Compston will make a guest appearance as social activist Dr Robert Traill.
There's no word yet on when the second season will premiere. The series airs on ITV and PBS.