Victoria series 3: first look photo revealed

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While Jenna Coleman is gaining all the praise over on BBC One’s The Cry, ITV are starting to tease the next series of Victoria – tweeting out a picture of the monarch and her husband…

The series, which follows Queen Victoria’s ascension to the throne and her struggles with maintaining her royal duties, is set to return this autumn for a third series, and already ITV have given us our first look.

The picture, which shows a stoic Victoria (Coleman) and Albert (Tom Hughes) comes with the caption: ‘turbulent times are ahead for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert…’ which, naturally, doesn’t bode well for the couple.

Showrunner Daisy Goodwin has already confirmed that the third series will depict sexual tensions between the pair: “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; that’s certainly something I’m going to explore in series three.”

“There’s also a suggestion in a letter Albert writes to her… basically they thought that every time she was pregnant she went a bit mad, so there will be a bit of that. There’s a suggestion that she’s not in her right mind, hereditary insanity and all of that..”

We look forward to seeing the third series of Victoria and the hereditary insanity and all of that..

We’ll keep you updated on an air date.

Digital Spy