1923. A year has passed and Edith returned from Switzerland having secretly had her baby and given her up for adoption. The family and staff journey to London for debutante Lady Rose to be presented to the king. Martha Levinson and her son Harold also turn up and Mary meets both Anthony and Charles, who openly vie for her attention. Rose goes to a club with married friend Freda Dudley-Ward, from whom the cardsharp Sampson steals a love letter from the Prince of Wales. Mary and Charles endeavour to retrieve it in vain, though the escapade brings them closer. John is called upon to help obtain it. Mary is annoyed to learn from Anthony that the supposedly-republican Charles is himself an aristocrat's heir. Mrs Hughes and Mary discover that John was indeed in London on the day of Green's death. Martha attracts gold-digging admirer Lord Aysgarth but sees through him and turns down his proposal, though Harold, to his surprise, charms Aysgarth's daughter Madeleine and the Levinson valet ...
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Did You Know?
In this episode Rose meets Madilein Aysgarth who is friends with Freda Dudley Ward. James Fox who plays Lord Aysgarth is connected to the real Freda Dudley Ward. His uncle was married at one point to Fredas daughter. See more
At the presentation Lord Aysgarth says he went to Newport, NY and stayed with the mother of the Dutchess of Marlborough who was the American Consuelo Vanderbilt. However by the time Rose was presented Consuelo was the former Dutchess of Marlborough and she was just plain Mrs. Balsan. See more
[Getting a bit annoyed that Carson keeps referring to him as "Mr. Levinson"
Mr. Carson: My employer is called Levinson. Not me.
In this house, you both are.
Les Patineurs Valse (The Skaters Waltz)
Written by Emil Waldteufel See more