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Filmen handler om kong George den 5 søn, Duke of Youk også kaldet Bertie, Han er yngste søn af Kong George V. Bertie stammer og har svært ved at tale for store forsamlinger. Det er et stort problem da Radioen er kommet og alle taler til folket bliver bragt live.Bertie prøver at søge hjælp alle steder, men intet hjælper. Hans kone Merthel ( duchess of York) finder Lionel Louge an Australian speech therapist in London. De tager der hen og Bertie er meget skeptisk men går til sidst med til at optage oplæsningen af shakesbears ”to be or not to be”, mens han høre klassisk musik gennem høre telefoner. Han går i vrede og høre ikke optagelsen, han får den med hjem som gave.Senere lytter han til optagelsen og finder ud af at han har læst en tekst op uden at stamme. Dette er begyndelsen på en lang personlig rejse for Bertie. Han vender tilbage til Lionel Louge, de samarbejder intens på at få Bertie til at stoppe med at stamme. Det virker og han lære at tale uden stammen. Berties far kong George V dør i januar 1936 og hans ældste søn Edward over tager tronen. Og udnævnes til kong Edward VIII.Dette er ikke uden problemer, da Kong Edward den VIII, er for elsket i den amerikanske Miss Simpson, som står for at skulle skilles for 2. gang. Det er ikke tilladt i det engelske kongehus at en konge gifter sig med en fraskilt kvinde. Og da heller ikke en kvinde som efter sigende modtager 17 nelliker om dagen fra Hitlers næst kommanderende.Kong Edward VIII, vælger at gå af som konge og gifter sig med Miss Simpson. Bertie bliver dermed indsat som ny konge, da han er næste person i arvefølgen, dette er ikke hans største ønske da han ikke er sikker på sig selv, pga hans stammen. Og fordi det er første gang i den engelske historie at en konge ikke går af som følge af alderdom eller død.Da krigen mod tyskerne bryder ud i september 1939, står Bertie over for sin første store tale til folket, denne tale sendes direkte i radioen og Lionel står ved Berties side under hele talen og den bliver en succes.Lionel sår ved Berties side under alle direkte taler under 2 verdens krig og de forblev venner hele livet.King George VI made Lionel Logue a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in 1944. This high honour from a grateful King made Lionel part of the only order of chivalry that specifically rewards acts of personal service to the Monarch.

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