1887 was Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee year as monarch, and her tenth as Empress of India. To mark the occasion, the Queen received a gift from the country she loved Adbul Karim , the first in a line of native Indian servants.
Victoria was enchanted with Karim. Her c)ose advisor Sir James Reid was concerned about the effects this relationship might have on the throne. Queen Victoria....DOROTHY TUTIN
Sir James Reid...STUART McGUGAN
Compiled by Sushila Anand
Producer Fiona Couper. Stereo