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Belgravia viewers are left in tears after the Trenchards’ grandson is revealed to be legitimate

Belgravia viewers are left in tears as it’s revealed the Trenchards’ grandson Charles is a legitimate heir and wasn’t born out of wedlock – putting him in line to inherit his father’s vast estate

  • Belgravia, ITV period drama by Julian Fellowes, follows life of Trenchard family 
  • They’ve recently ascended to the aristocratic society of London’s Belgravia 
  • The show follows the household as they navigate having a secret grandson
  • Fans praised scenes last night which revealed that the grandson was legitimate 

Belgravia viewers were left in tears after last night’s emotional episode revealed that the Trenchards’ grandson is actually legitimate.

The British period drama follows the lives of the family, who have recently ascended to the aristocratic society of London’s Belgravia, as they navigate having a secret, thought-to-be illegitimate grandson.

But in yesterday’s episode, which aired on ITV at 9pm, it emerged that grandson Charles Pope (played by Jack Bardoe) was in fact legitimate as his parents’ wedding was real and not fake, as previously believed.

Social media users took to Twitter to applaud the moving scenes, with many admitting they can’t wait for next week’s finale, where they hope the other characters will discover Charles’ heritage.

Yet some confessed that they were concerned with the slow pace of the storyline and feared the first series could end on a cliffhanger, rather than a happy ending.

Belgravia viewers were left in tears after last night’s emotional episode revealed that the Trenchards’ hidden grandson is actually legitimate. Pictured: Anne Trenchard (Tasmin Greig) is given the marriage certificate (inset) between her daughter and Edmund Bellasis

In yesterday's episode, which aired on ITV at 9pm, it emerged that grandson Charles Pope (played by Jack Bardoe) (pictured) was in fact legitimate as his parents' wedding was real and not fake, like previously believed

In yesterday’s episode, which aired on ITV at 9pm, it emerged that grandson Charles Pope (played by Jack Bardoe) (pictured) was in fact legitimate as his parents’ wedding was real and not fake, like previously believed

The legal marriage certificate between Anne's daughter Sophia and Edmund, pictured above

The legal marriage certificate between Anne’s daughter Sophia and Edmund, pictured above

Social media users (pictured) took to Twitter to applaud the moving scenes, with many admitting they can't wait for next week's finale

Social media users (pictured) took to Twitter to applaud the moving scenes, with many admitting they can’t wait for next week’s finale

One viewer wrote: ‘I got weirdly emotional and tearful when it was revealed that Edmund and Sophia’s marriage was legal and so is Charles.’

Another excited fan said: ‘Look at that! Charles Pope is legitimate after all! #Belgravia.’

A third added: ‘Sophia never realised her marriage was legal and thought Edmund used her. That’s heartbreaking.’

The fifth episode of Belgravia saw villain John Bellasis (Adam James) continue to investigate the Trenchard family and their secrets – with the up-and-coming household having a hidden grandson, named Charles Pope. 

John is determined to discover Charles’ relation to the family after seeing the Trenchards become close to the businessman, who also doesn’t realise the connection they share.

Social media users took to Twitter to express their delight at finally discovering Charles Pope was the rightful heir to the Brockenhurst estate

Social media users took to Twitter to express their delight at finally discovering Charles Pope was the rightful heir to the Brockenhurst estate

After paying the household’s servants to do some digging, he discovers a marriage certificate between Anne Trenchard’s (Tasmin Greig) daughter Sophia Trenchard (Emily Reid) and Lady Brockenhurst’s son Edmund Bellasis (Jeremy Neumark Jones).  

The young lovers had decided to tie the knot in secret, but it was later suggested that Edmund – who shortly after died at the Battle of Waterloo – had planned a fake ceremony, performed by a friend.

However, John discovers that the friend was in fact a clergyman and that the marriage between Sophia and Edmund was legal, meaning Charles is the rightful heir to the Brockenhurst estate – not John. 

The fifth episode of Belgravia saw villain John Bellasis (pictured left) (Adam James) continue to investigate the Trenchard family and their secrets

The fifth episode of Belgravia saw villain John Bellasis (pictured left) (Adam James) continue to investigate the Trenchard family and their secrets

Viewers were left ecstatic with the find, but with just one episode of the six-part drama left, they worried that the series would be left on a cliffhanger (pictured)

Viewers were left ecstatic with the find, but with just one episode of the six-part drama left, they worried that the series would be left on a cliffhanger (pictured)

Viewers were left ecstatic with the find, but with just one episode of the six-part drama left, they worried that the series would be left on a cliffhanger. 

So far, none of the characters other than John realise that Charles is a legitimate heir and they still haven’t revealed who his real parents are to him.

One viewer admitted: ‘They certainly have a lot to get through in just one episode.’

Another social media user questioned: ‘Just one episode left of Belgravia, how are the going to tie everything up!’ 

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