Victoria 4 Albert

For those of you with our spring issue in hand, one of our longer features is about Queen Victoria and the opening of Victoria Revealed, a major exhibit at Kensington Palace about the queen's childhood ("I was only a child and a lonely one indeed.")

A few months ago, in preparation for this exhibition, filmmaker Chiara Ambrosio created a series of five short animated films about Victoria's life with her prince. The visuals are very cool -- animated clay figures, paper dolls, original drawings -- with a clear narration of the queen's diary for each event in her life with Albert: the first meeting, time apart, courtship, proposal, and marriage. Each film runs 4-5 minutes. The first can be seen here: