Victoria’s diary goes on show
A DIARY which reveals how Queen Victoria learned to write Hindustani is going on display to the public for the first time.
The artefact dating from 1895, which shows the Urdu alphabet in Victoria’s handwriting above instructions from her Indian servant Abdul Karim, has been lent from the Royal Archives by the Queen.
It is going on display at Osborne, Victoria’s Isle of Wight home, with two signed photos of Karim, as the film Victoria and
Abdul depicting their relationship is released.
Michael Hunter, English Heritage’s curator at Osborne, said: “This diary gives an intimate glimpse into the relationship of Queen Victoria and