Victoria discovers she is pregnant with a second child and suspects her husband is attracted to another woman. Below stairs, Cleary thinks the palace is haunted but Brodie thinks there is a natural explanation for events.
Albert resists his profligate father's demands regarding Albert's finances, and as a result, Albert visits the Royal Society to meet with the pioneers of the computing industry, Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace. He invites the two to a palace function. Victoria becomes suspicious and jealous of Albert's admiration of Lovelace, the daughter of Lord Byron, a man known for his many affairs. Victoria wonders if Albert intends to make her his mistress. She seeks assurance from Lord Melbourne that the relationship between the two exists for the reasons of science and shared interests; he successfully consoles her. Victoria finds herself pregnant again, causing initial distress due to the short lapse of time since the first birth, but it eventually gives her and Albert a reason to reconcile. In the kitchens, a young thief makes his way through the castle, convincing Miss Cleary, the Queen's assistant dresser, that the castle is haunted and a ghost roams the halls.