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10 Things You Didn't Know About Queen Victoria - Dirty Den and a right royal ding-dong... 

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1. The forthcoming film Victoria And Abdul is all about Queen Victoria’s unlikely friendship with her Indian servant Abdul Karim. Judi Dench originally played the part of Queen Victoria in Mrs Brown, which chronicled Victoria’s unlikely friendship with her Scottish servant John Brown.

2. Plans are already underway to film Victoria And Cliff, about Queen Victoria’s unlikely friendship with veteran pop star Sir Cliff Richard. The highlight of the film comes on the Queen’s 70th birthday, when the young Cliff leaps out of a large cake, dressed in a tight flared two-piece suit and performs a rendition of his classic chart-topper, Congratulations.

3. Queen Victoria can also be seen every Sunday in the second series of Victoria on ITV. Some viewers have expressed themselves ‘horrified’ by what they claim are historical inaccuracies.

‘The scene in which the young Victoria is kissed full on the lips by the brooding, muscular Lord Melbourne as he emerges soaking wet from a lake has absolutely NO basis in historical fact,’ argued aggrieved viewer Ivor Batey. However,........

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