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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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Queen Elizabeth II
... Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
... Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother
... Princess Margaret
... Winston Churchill
... Tommy Lascelles
... Martin Charteris
... Peter Townsend
... Prince Charles
... Jock Colville
... Mike Parker
Lizzy McInnerny ... Bobo Macdonald
... Equerry (Buckingham Palace)
... Michael Adeane
Anthony Edridge ... Equerry (Clarence House) (as Antony Edridge)


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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4 November 2016 (USA)  »

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The Duke of Edinburgh compares the upcoming Commonwealth tour in 1953 "like giving a lick of paint to a rusty old banger", but the earliest use of the term "old banger" came about in 1962. See more »


Queen Elizabeth II: I am aware that I am surrounded by people who feel that they could do the job better. Strong people with powerful characters, more natural leaders, perhaps better-suited to leading from the front, making a mark. But, for better or worse, the Crown has landed on my head.
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Margaret, the Queen Mum, and Jealousy
2 December 2016 | by 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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