The King's Speech tells the tale of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued via a dreaded stutter and taken into consideration not worthy to be king, Bertie engages the assist of an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue. Through a set of unexpected strategies, and due to an not likely friendship, Bertie is able to find his voice and boldly lead the u . S . Into battle.