Talking about royalty. I saw 2/3 of the BBC series on Queen Victoria's children.
Quite surprising to see that you're left with quite a negative portrait of Victoria after having seen that documentary. Not exactly mother of the century, is she?
One of the letters they read from her were about two of her sons. She describes one of her young sons as "ugly", "nasty" and "frog-like".
Bit of a weird thing to write from a mother about her sons, esp. given the fact that she wasn't exactly a stunning beauty herself.
The theory they offered for it in the documentary was that she was so much in love and obsessed with her husband Albert that she wanted her sons to be the spitting image of her husband and when this didn't happen, she was disappointed.