The Queen Is Not Amused

Love letters between Britain’s Queen Victoria and her gamekeeper and confidant John Brown were unearthed by the makers of 1997’s hit film “Mrs. Brown,” London’s Times newspaper says. The cache of letters, which the paper said revealed the depth of the widowed 19th century queen’s friendship with Brown, was shown to film producer Douglas Rae and writer Jeremy Brocks during the early stages of their work on the film. Rae said he was alerted to the fact that a woman, a descendant of Brown, had letters and photographs of the two. They had been stored in an attic trunk for years in her house near the Royal Family’s Scottish residence of Balmoral.

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