After Elizabeth II, Queen Victoria is probably Britain’s most beloved monarch. With a reign that spanned almost as long as our current ruler, and overseeing a large portion of the Industrial Revolution, she was a woman of many talents and opinions, as well as having a no nonsense attitude that riled up many of her advisers.
The trailer for Victoria and Abdul attempts to capture that opinion of her, whilst also trying to inject several veins of humour into someone who many people view as a dour Queen.
The film itself tells the story of Abdul, a young man from India who is sent to Britain in order to present the Queen with a gift from colonised India, only for him to start working in the Palace’s employ and eventually becoming Victoria’s friend.
The film claims to be based on a true story, but that ultimately remains to be seen…
Victoria and Abdul is in cinemas September 2017!