Holmes and Watson are seized by Edward Albert, the Prince of Wales, who wants them to find evidence that his mother is unfit to serve as queen. At Balmoral, Holmes and Watson witness the aged Queen Victoria engage in some highly questionable behavior.
Shortly afterwards the prince is called away on urgent business. Holmes deduces that only something of a criminal nature could cause such a precipitate departure. As soon as Holmes and Watson are back in London, they call on Lestrade, who confirms that there is indeed a shocking scandal.
Holmes carries out some deft political maneuvering, as he deals with an empire-threatening crisis.
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