Once there was a king 20 December 2021: Gaytri arrive to the palace in a car, she throws her dupatta in the air. Rana ji holds it in the terrace. They play in the corridors of the palace. Gayatri wakes up from a dream. She gets up and goes to the mirror, looking into the mirror she shys away. She thinks about her dreams which are about to come true. Bhabi’s regret about telling maa about the truth of Gayatri. She heads to go and tell maa but the younger one stops her, she says that they have got a chance to collect proofs against Gayatri in the palace. The elder one says they must keep their eyes open, Gayatri will be caught by her own self.
In the palace, Rana ji asks Raaj Mata why she didn’t call him to her room, she wanted to say something to him. He asks her to say it, she isn’t used to leaving things unsaid. Raaj Mata asks him to not leave everything incomplete, she says she has lost her son somewhere. Can he find him for her. Rana ji says he is here. Raaj Mata says he is only the face of her son, her son used to be happy, smile and love. She tries to recall him how happy was he before the death of Sunaksha. Rana ji shouts at her to stop it. Raaj Mata says she has invited someone for him to meet in the party tonight. Rana ji says he loves Sunkasha, he has spent some of his life with her and will spend the rest with her memories.
His life has no place for someone else. Rana ji leaves, Raaj Mata thinks she is also as stubborn as he had been.Rana ji walks around the corridor thinking about Sunaksha, he rides his horse to the place where the accident took place. He thinks that till he is alive no one can replace her memories in his life.In the palace, the assistant Sooraj speaks to Laksh that he must be happy today. Prince Laksh says that his wife won’t be here tonight. Sooraj says only few girls are as lucky to get him as a husband. He says to Laksh that she will return soon.
Laksh says she has spent most of her time in her mother’s house. Kunwar comes into the room, he says to Laksh that Swarnlekha is returning home today, he must come out to welcome him as well. He reminds him that Swarnlekha is also the only daughter of Rajkot’s prince, and is a strong step they have taken to get the crown.At Gayatri’s home, Bhabis were preparing for getting ready for dinner. Every maid was also busy. Bhabis discuss what they are going to wear. They ask Maa to wear the jewellery of their weddings. The younger bhabi asks Gayatri what she will wear tonight, she has to look the best. Gayatri says she doesn’t have any saree worth wearing there, she will wear her maa’s saree.
Maa says she won’t go to royal palace. She says that a girl either goes with her father or her husband, she has no husband and isn’t of age to go with her father. Gayatri asks what is her mistake in that.Seth ji asks Kunwar what is this ill manner. Kunwar says he has proven to be ill mannered and dared to cut his way. Seth ji says he didn’t cut the royal cart’s way, the road is wide enough to give space to both the cars at a time. Kunwar says that they will never pass a road together, Seth’s elders have always bend in front of the royal carts and so will he. The driver pulls Seth’s car back.
Bhabis say that if she doesn’t go to royal palace, how they will get any proof against her. Gayatri sat curt, Bhabis come to her and say they will speak to maa to allow her go to palace. Gayatri gets excited.Bhabhi’s try to make up Maa’s mind, still she doesn’t agree. Gayatri hears this, she is worried that Rana ji sent an invitation for her and she won’t be able to go there. She prays to God to do something about it.Raaj Mata lay worried, and shares to her maid that Rana ji denies meeting anyone and is not ready to marry. His mind and heart is still occupied with Surakshna. She prays he gets ready to marry again someway.
Bauji comes home, Gayati is happy to hear this. The younger bhabi tries to compel him, Seth ji asks why Gayatri won’t go to Royal Palace, and they will all go to the palace and with a respect and in a way that everyone there would be shocked. The kids catch Gayatri praying, they ask Gayatri what she was asking, was it for a prince. They say she is now going to meet a prince in reality. Gayatri murmurs she will say thanks to him as well. Kids catch her words, but she says she wants to thank him for being a nice prince.
They were all getting ready, while Gayatri assisting them all. Maa brings saree for Gayatri and sends her to get ready. Raaj Mata was getting ready for the party, the associates ask Rana ji if he will wear the new dress in party, he recalls Surakshna helping him drape in a coat and nods. The dress is sent for ironing.Gayatri gets ready in front of a mirror. The associate burns the handkerchief of Rana ji’s coat. He looks for another one and irons it watching its resemblance to Rana ji. It was the one Gayatri had gifted.
The family was ready to leave and the bhabi’s call Seth ji to leave together on both the cars together. Seth ji says they will go on a cart of six horses, as Gayatri loves. The younger son asks Seth ji isn’t it against the laws that common man can’t travel in a six horse cart. Seth ji tells them not to worry, only he, his wife and Gayatri will go on the cart. They can come through cars.Rana ji gets ready with the help of his associates. His wore the horse knitted handkerchief in his coat without noticing it.
Gayatri arrive at the Royal Palace with parents. Kunwar thinks it seems it is some prince has arrived. A guard informs Kunwar that Seth Govind has arrived on a cart of six horses. He calls for the guard and is curt that this is against law. The guard arrive, Kunwar scolds him for playing the band for a non-prince. He says only royal men are welcomes with bands, not shopkeepers.Seth Govind stands at the door of royal palace with family. Seth heads to go inside, the guard stops them. Seth ji scolds him for being rude to his guests and shows him the invitation.
Seth ji’s family arrive at the party. Bhabis watch the chandelier and comments on it. Gayatri looks around to search for Rana ji.Munshi ji offers Seth ji to meet Raaj Mata. Seth ji says they have spent high amount on party. He smiles and reads a poetry of Mirza Ghalib translating as we took a loan to buy ourselves a drink. His taunt was well understood.Bhabi’s are excited and wants to see whom Gayatri is after. Gayatri watches a young man standing with his back to her, she touches his shoulder but he turns towards her to be a Britisher.
Rana ji was in his room, he notices the candle in front of Surakshna lit off, he says no one can take her place and this is promise to her.