Sisi has fallen in love with Franz. Without hesitation, she follows him to Vienna as his future wife. But the strict court ceremonial quickly gets to the freedom-loving Bavarian princess. Out of love for Franz, she is nevertheless prepared to put up with all the hardships and duties. She knows that she must first earn the respect of the court. Sisi finds a friend and confidante in Fanny, whom she smuggles into the palace as a maid under a false name.