When eighteen-year-old Victoria becomes Queen, her mother the Duchess of Kent and her advisor Conroy circle around the young monarch, itching to seize power. The servants adjust to their new boss, Victoria’s governess, Lehzen, who gives the Queen’s dresser, Jenkins, an unwanted assistant. Victoria grows close with her Prime Minister Lord Melbourne; their relationship brings gossip until Melbourne pulls back. Conroy seizes the chance to undermine the Queen. The glory of her coronation is curtailed due to potential scandal.