Queen Victoria's Secrets; EXCLUSIVE: Monarch of the Glen Star on How He Rewrote History Oscar-Winning Screenwriter Julian Fellowes Reveals the Passion Behind the Throne in an Amazing New Movie
Byline: By JOHN MILLAR
PRINCE Albert grimaced in agony after diving into the path of an assassin's bullet meant for his young bride Queen Victoria.
In an instant she realised her husband had married her not out of duty, but out of a love so strong he was prepared to die for her.
The dramatic scene is played out in a stunning portrayal of the monarch's life, The Young Victoria, starring Emily Blunt and Rupert Friend.
But Oscar-winning writer Julian Fellowes - known to millions as Monarch Of The Glen's Kilwillie - openly admits he invented Albert's heroic injury to spice up the plot.
In an exclusive interview with the Sunday Mail, Julian reveals how he dusted down the dowdy old image of Queen Victoria and turned her into a passionate young woman.
He said: "The incident was on Constitution Hill when this guy called Edward Oxford - a bit of a nutter - was there and Albert saw him raise the gun. …
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Publication information: Article title: Queen Victoria's Secrets; EXCLUSIVE: Monarch of the Glen Star on How He Rewrote History Oscar-Winning Screenwriter Julian Fellowes Reveals the Passion Behind the Throne in an Amazing New Movie. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland). Publication date: February 15, 2009. Page number: 28. © 2009 Scottish Daily Record & Sunday. COPYRIGHT 2009 Gale Group.
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