QUEEN VICTORIA AND ABDUL KARIM
One of the servants was an Indian Moslem.
The other servant was John Brown, whom Victoria may have secretly married. (lifts the lid on Queen ...)
In 1869 a scandal sheet claimed that the Queen had gone to Switzerland to secretly bear the child of her servant, John Brown. (Queen Victoria)
Queen Victoria was supposed to be the daughter of the Duke of Kent.
But some believe that her father was Sir John Conroy, an Irish soldier who worked for the royal family. (British Royal Family's Irish and Jewish Links)
Victoria's husband Prince Albert may have had a Jewish father.
Albert's mother was dismissed from the court of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha for having an affair with the Jewish chamberlain, the Baron von Mayern. (British Royal Family's Irish and Jewish Links)
On 19th March 2010, we read about The Queen and the 24-year-old Indian Moslem servant.
Abdul Karim, a young servant from India, became Queen Victoria's chief buddy.
Abdul Karim arrived at Victoria's court in 1887.
Before too long, Victoria was staying the night alone with Karim in a cottage on Victoria's Scottish estate.
Karim became a full member of the Royal Household.
Karim advised Victoria on how to deal with relations between Muslims and Hindus in India.
Karim became a wealthy man.
Victoria allowed Karim to bring his wife over from India.
In 1897, the Royal Household threatened to resign if Victoria continued to take Karim with her on her annual European holidays.
The Royal Household knew that Karim was being treated for recurrent venereal disease.
The household backed down.
In 1901, when Queen Victoria died, Edward VII ordered the destruction of all letters Abdul Karim had exchanged with Queen Victoria.
Guards arrived at Karim's cottage, and soon Victoria's letters were in flames.
When Victoria died, Karim was ordered to return to India, where he died, aged 46.
In July 1889, police in London discovered a gay brothel in a house in Cleveland Street, near Oxford Street. (Royal scandals.)
In November 1889, the North London Press named the equerry to the Prince of Wales as a visitor to the brothel.
There were rumours that Prince Albert Victor, the 25-year-old son of the Prince of Wales, and second in line to the throne, was a visitor to Cleveland Street.
In 1892, Prince Albert Victor died suddenly, aged 28.
• Victoria And Abdul: The True Story Of The Queen's Closest Confidant by Shrabani Basu is published by The History Press.