How do you make genuine friendship bloom when you’re in a position of great power? Queen Victoria (Judi Dench) is, undoubtedly, in such a powerful position and, late in life, she is delighted to make the acquaintance of Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young Indian clerk.
As can be seen in our exclusive clip from Victoria and Abdul, however, the Queen’s new friendship creates consternation for those closest to her, including her son Bertie (Eddie Izzard). In the clip, Bertie raises his objections to Abdul’s presence at a just-concluded dinner; the Queen is having none of it and shocks her son further with her plans for Abdul and an upcoming trip.
Watch the clip below and then get your tickets to Victoria and Abdul, opening in theaters on Friday, September 22.