Published: Tue, October 22, 2019

The Crown releases first full season three trailer

The Crown releases first full season three trailer

While Her Majesty watches her family members in turmoil, including her sister and son, there appears to be less focus on problems within her own marriage this time round - with the Duke of Edinburgh appearing to be a big support. Menzies, perhaps best known for playing Edmure Tully in "Game of Thrones", will replace Matt Smith as Elizabeth's husband, Prince Philip.

That contrast between the smiling-and-waving ceremonial duties of the royal family and the gritty, internecine reality is also what makes The Crown so addictive.

And of course it's not just the country's woes she's dealing with. "Season Three of The Crown arrives November 17th". Emerald Fennell will play the heir's forbidden first love, Camilla Parker Bowles, while Emma Corrin has been cast as Princess Diana. Charles shouts at his mother at one point in the trailer. When he replies, "They mean well", he's instructed, "No, they produce no longer".

She says in the trailer: "This country was still great when I came to the throne". "It's not a choice, it's a duty".

Season 3 of The Crown is shaping up to be an wonderful one as we watch the continued evolution around the British perception of the Royal Family alongside the family's personal drama.


Viewers will get their first glimpse of a very grown-up Prince Charles, too. While celebrating the Queen's Silver Jubilee, a radio presenter says in the clip: "This is Jubilee day".

This scene would date the episode in question to 1977, 25 years after she was inaugurated.

Olivia told the Radio Times about when she found out she was playing the Queen: "I got a phone call from my agent when I was in a auto [telling her that she had been asked to meet with director Peter Morgan]".

Underscored to a haunting rendition of Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are A-Changin", the trailer delivers a look at the royal family during a particularly rough patch of British history: the 1970s, where economic crashes, workers strikes, and monarchical power were at their chaotic height.

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