Nevertheless, Victoria was very devoted to John Brown and appreciated him a lot — she even requested the installation of a statue of Brown. It’s also said that The Queen commissioned to be buried with a portrait of her husband Albert in one hand and a portrait of her friend John in the other one.
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A film about Queen Victoria and John Brown was released in 1997 and 20 years later, another film, Victoria & Abdul, was introduced.
As expected, this friendship was criticized and condemned, though all letters from The Queen to the man were signed, “From your loving mother.”