She could recall Nanny taking her on the train to Sandringham all by herself one Christmas. What a treat that was! (Photo by Edward G. Malindine/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images) Copyright: Getty Images
If Helen Mirren was the perfect Queen Elizabeth II, Judi Dench in "Mrs Brown" is the perfect Queen Victoria. This film tells the story of the Queen's friendship with her Highland ghillie, or gamekeeper, John Brown. Did they or didn't they have an affair? If you want to email me, I'll tell you what I think, but this film explores the topic fairly accurately from a historical perspective. My one quibble is that the Queen's secretary, Henry Ponsonby, as portrayed here, is more censorious than he was in real life.