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We have an exclusive teaser for Downton Abbey‘s replacement Victoria Episode 2 “Ladies in Waiting”.

This episode airs today in the UK, Monday August 29th 2016. It is a bank holiday there so gives viewers a good chance to get familiar with the characters after yesterdays first episode. The Series will air on PBS in January 2017.

In the episode Prime Minister Melbourne’s popularity in the house wanes, the opposition Tories eagerly await their imminent triumph.

Victoria Episode 2 “Ladies in Waiting” Teaser video

Victoria Episode 2 “Ladies in Waiting” Lowdown

As Melbourne’s popularity in the house wanes, the Tories eagerly await their imminent triumph. Most impatient of all is Victoria’s wicked uncle Cumberland. His views Melbourne’s pending defeat as a chance to prey on Victoria’s vulnerability. It will also mean a chance to establish a co-regency with the Duchess of Kent and Conroy.

Victoria is devastated when Melbourne regretfully announces he is stepping down. Even more bewildered that she must ask a complete stranger, Sir Robert Peel, to form a government.

Desperate, Victoria implores Melbourne to return as her Prime Minister and is stumped when he rejects her – Peel is the rightful candidate. Unable to accept this, Victoria concocts a plan that humiliates Peel, leaving him no choice but to refuse to form government.