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Victoria & Abdul

The True Story of the Queen's Closest Confidant

by Shrabani Basu

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Victoria & Abdul
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The True Story of the Queen's Closest Confidant
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Shrabani Basu

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In the last 13 years of Queen Victoria's life, she spent a great deal of time with Abdul Karim, who came from India initially to wait on the queen's table, but soon became part of her inner circle. And despite all opposition, Victoria and Karim curried on. Alexander Bassano/Spencer Arnold/Getty Images hide caption

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