As far as I understood, Richard is a transgender person born to a noble family a few centuries ago? His own mother thinks he is an abomination. What's sadder is that many transgender people still receive the same treatment even now…
The episodes felt very, very fast. So many things were happening and it felt as if I was watching a movie rather than episodes. Each character has their quirks and we can understand their personalities quite well even in their brief and fast-paced appearances. Mangaka-san did a pretty good job, I must say. I suppose the extremely fast pace is connected to the story itself and I can't really comment on whether this is good or bad, at least not now.
But I gotta say, the Lancaster family takes the cake for being weird. Henry, the king, is a softie and creepy. He sees one boy in the wild and dreams of being free(?) like that? Henry's son, another creep, tries to rescue(?) Richard after he became interested in Richard just because he is a 'girl'? And of course Margaret. Ohmygawd. She can hold a throne but what a sadist. The forced marriage must have done a number on her already screwed personality… The son is more normal compared to these parents.
I felt the saddest when daddy Richard … well, um… met his fate. Baby Richard is totally mentally screwed.