Bertie and Elizabeth
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(2002) James Wilby, Juliet Aubrey âDespite living an imperial life, Albert, nicknamed Bertie, was troubled throughout his childhood by fears of his tyrannical father, and embarrassment over his crippling stutter. In his early twenties, Bertie was named the Duke of York, a title he held when he met his bride to be Elizabeth. She was his perfect compliment, helping him to overcome his stutter and the demons from his childhood. The pair fell fast in love with each other, but they did not love the stress and hardships that came with Bertie's speedy ascension to the throne. This gorgeous piece depicts the chaos that ensues when two lovebirds unwittingly rise to the top of the British monarchy.