Victoria series 2 will see the Queen expand her family

Tasha Hegarty
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From Digital Spy

The second series of Victoria is heading to our screens later this year and it looks like Victoria and Albert's family will continue to grow - though it seems the Queen isn't really keen.

Although she had a whopping NINE children, in a new clip shown at the BFI & Radio Times Television Festival, Queen Victoria (Jenna Coleman) explains why she dislikes the idea.

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"Can you imagine what it's like to swell up like a pumpkin and have everyone treat you as an imbecile because you've given birth? It's the shadow side of our marriage," she tells her husband in the clip.

"I didn't spend all those years in Kensington shut up in a nursery only to be confined into another one."

Fair enough. We're guessing nappy changing isn't something you can do dressed in a gown and the crown jewels.

Writer and creator Daisy Goodwin explained that the character wasn't interested in pregnancy or bringing up her children and refused to breastfeed, liking the act to a cow.

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Showing a Queen finding pregnancy distasteful because it isn't actually her choice is something quite different to what has been seen before - something which Coleman found interesting.

"I don't think I've ever seen it on screen before where pregnancy isn't a choice, and actually to see her resenting a pregnancy not because she doesn't love her children but because it's not a choice - she falls pregnant and that's the shadow side," she said.

The stars have been sharing pictures of them filming the new series and they look pretty exciting already.

Victoria returns to ITV in the UK later this year. In the US, the series airs on PBS.

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