It's Valentines Day and Caddy has fallen in love and is getting married...but not to Michael. With a wedding to plan, everything's a little crazier than normal in the Casson household. Especially as the only one who seems happy for Caddy is Bill. But it's Permanent Rose who is taking the news the hardest. She made a big promise to Michael - how is she going to keep it now?
Gideon lives in the village with his cruel father and tries to earn a bit of money by stealing ice from the palace ponds, which he then sells to the palace cook. One day he is spotted by the guards and chased. He escapes into the palace where he hides in the room of the little Duchess. She lives as a prisoner, never allowed to play with 'common' children, and with only a mechanical duchess for company.