George's funeral takes place with the arrival of his brother, Edward, Duke of Windsor, evoking Elizabeth's memory of the abdication. Her mother and especially grandmother, Queen Mary, are angered by his sarcastic presence and Mary has no compunction in telling him, though Elizabeth is prepared to be conciliatory - to a point. She is also grateful to Churchill for his guidance in her new situation, but annoys Philip when she refuses to let the royal house change its name from Windsor to Mountbatten. Unaware of his sister-in-law's involvement with a commoner on the brink of divorce, Philip asks Townsend to give him flying lessons.
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Did You Know?
The music that plays during the montage showing Edward & Wallis and Margaret & Peter is Liebestod (literally "love death") from Wagner's "Tristan und Isolde," an opera based on a medieval story about tragic, doomed love. See more
Edward VIII, now the Duke of Windsor, is shown making his abdication speech. Wallis Simpson is present in the background. This is not possible. The couple were separated at this point and would not be reunited until the following May in France once her divorce had been finalised. See more
David, Duke of Windsor
This decision has been made less difficult to me by the sure knowledge that my brother has one matchless blessing... enjoyed by so many of you, and not bestowed on me. A happy home, with his wife and children.