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Victoria in Love

A queen’s life before she became the Widow of Windsor.

Mar 1, 2010, Vol. 15, No. 23 • By JOHN PODHORETZ
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The Young Victoria proves surprisingly moving for the same reason that the story of Victoria and Albert has remained a matter of fascination for nearly two centuries—that in the unlikeliest of circumstances, amid emotional conspiracies and political rivalries in which the feelings of the people involved were of almost no moment, two awkward young royals found each other, achieved mutual respect and eventual love, and managed, with a maturity that belied their years, to negotiate private terms for a successful marriage.

And the costumes? To die for.

John Podhoretz, editor of Commentary, is The Weekly Standard’s movie critic.


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