Christmas is celebrated at the palace. However, the family is forced to fend for themselves when Liam impulsively gives the staff a holiday. Meanwhile, jealously and alcohol lead to a tense atmosphere; Helena deals with the unexpected consequences of a sexual dalliance; and Jasper’s past threatens to undo his present.
The family’s private turmoil threatens to go public on the eve of an appearance that will be well watched. Other drama ensues with the return of Beck to the palace and during a confrontation involving Jasper.
Jasper and Eleanor immerse themselves in their relationship while Liam must reappraise his latest tryst; enduring his cancer, King Cyrus’ past pays him a visit; the palace arranges a press conference to announce earth shattering news.