The Crown (2016– )
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Pride & Joy 

Elizabeth and Phillip go on an exhausting world journey. Margaret takes over some of her sister's official duties and tries to liven things up.

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The queen and Philip embark on a six month Commonwealth tour which he dismisses as an absurd pantomime given that many of the countries desire independence, later accusing her of trying to live up to her father's image and persisting in his view that the itinerary is exhausting her. In her absence Margaret takes on many public appearances in the hopes that it will take her mind off Townsend but they still keep in touch. Furthermore she writes her own speeches, revelling in the publicity and hoping it will win popular support for herself and her lover. Churchill is disapproving and Elizabeth rebukes her on her return, accusing her of showing individuality, anathema to a royal's public image. Meanwhile the queen mother, dismayed at having to withdraw from the spotlight, buys the Castle of Mey in Scotland. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Drama | History

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Goofs

During at least 2 scenes on the Commonwealth tour, Prince Phillip is missing an EIIR cypher off one of his shoulder boards on his Admiral of the Fleet tropical uniform. See more »

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Princess Margaret: I'll try not to upstage you.
Queen Elizabeth II: How kind.
Princess Margaret: I can't promise I won't bring my own character to it.
Queen Elizabeth II: Well, I never expected anything less.
Princess Margaret: That's the advantage of having a character to bring.
Queen Elizabeth II: Too much character, an excess of character.
Princess Margaret: Now, look at me and tell me you didn't say that without a little bit of envy.
Queen Elizabeth II: Just remember who you're standing in for when I'm gone.
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Margaret, the Queen Mum, and Jealousy
2 December 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Queen is slowly turning into what she is supposed to be. Poised and stuffy. She and Philip embark on a world-wide tour to shore up relationships with colonies and former colonies. Their schedule is grueling and at times it takes its toll. Elizabeth feels that they cannot skip one dinner or give one less speech or the people will be disappointed. The episode, however, has more to do with the flamboyant Margret. She is to go in her sister's stead to a series of events. She decides to go off script and this incenses Elizabeth. She has also done a couple embarrassing things (an insult or two) that rile up the stuffy Brits.The competitiveness comes to the fore. Elizabeth is no shrinking violet now and she decides all major issues. We also have a subplot, designed for us to get to know the Queen Mum a bit more. She travels to Scotland to visit friends and has an encounter with a delightful old man who has property to sell. He doesn't recognize her and they have a wonderful time together. She has become sad because she has lost her home, her daughters (they are adults), the monarchy, and her purpose. There is an interesting final scene where the stiff Elizabeth shows what she is and will become.


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