The release date of The Crown: Series four is revealed as the teaser reveals a glimpse of Princess Diana
King Edward VIII abdicates out of love
Edward fell in love with Wallis Simpson, a married woman, and planned to marry her after his coronation when her divorce came through.
However, they were given the option of getting married and since divorce was prohibited for the Royals, they decided to move to France together.
Edward later returned to England to face his family for George VI’s funeral after his death and developed a close relationship with Prince Charles.
Bigger picture: King Edward VIII abdicates out of love
Princess Margaret is also denied her happy ending
Princess Margaret, portrayed as the royal rebel throughout the first and second seasons, hoped to go beyond tradition and marry divorcee Peter Townsend.
But growing public chatter about the illicit relationship is beginning to overshadow Elizabeth’s post-coronation fame.
Margaret makes her intentions to marry Peter clear to Queen Elizabeth II and asks her to wait until she is 25 to tie the knot with her love.
But as her 25th birthday spins, the Queen has to reconsider her word under pressure from the crown and tells Margaret that she cannot give her permission to marry Peter.
Devastated: Princess Margaret is denied her happy ending with Peter Townsend
Winston Churchill’s Rise and Fall
The first and second seasons portrayed the Queen’s relationship with then Prime Minister Winston Churchill.
After his successful leadership during World War II, Winston comes to power for the second time during Elizabeth’s reign.
The Crown follows Winston’s journey as he adjusts to a woman in power and his deteriorating health.
The royal wedding is startled by Elizabeth’s new role
The power struggle in the relationship can be seen clearly as Elizabeth’s role as the Queen takes precedence over her marriage, while Prince Philip is not used to taking the backseat.
The Crown also refers to infidelity in their relationship when Elizabeth finds a photo of Russian ballerina Galina Ulanova among his belongings, before sending him on a five-month tour of the royal yacht.
Tension comes to a head during the season two premiere when the royal couple argue aboard the HMY Britannia as they strive to find a solution to their problems, as divorce is not an option for a monarch.
Trouble in Paradise: The Royal Wedding Shakes Up Elizabeths New Role
Elizabeth’s journey to accept the Crown
The beginning of the series shows a more wary and shy Elizabeth, compared to the formidable monarch she has become.
One of the most important moments in the first series is her journey to accepting the Crown, after having to reconfigure all the relationships in her life.
The series shows the queen’s self-confidence as she embarks on a path of self-discovery.
T.The Queen visits Aberfan
Aberfan: After thinking about her decision, she eventually visited with her husband and it is claimed that her delayed response remains one of her biggest regrets
Episode three of the third season focuses on the Aberfan disaster that killed 144 people, including 116 children, after a coal mine collapsed over a school in a Welsh village.
The queen did not immediately visit the site of the disaster and said that her presence did not want to distract from the tragedy.
But after thinking about her decision, she eventually visited with her husband, and her delayed response is said to remain one of her greatest regrets.
The documentary about the royal family
A peek into life: In an effort to give the public a better understanding of the royal family, they let a camera crew into their lives for 18 months
In an effort to give the public a better understanding of the royal family, they let a camera crew into their lives for 18 months.
The Crown describes the whole thing as a disaster with the family reportedly forbidding the program from ever being broadcast.
In reality, however, the documentary was well received and had sky-high ratings.
Prince Charles wasted time in Wales
Moving: Prince Charles wasting time in Wales
After being criticized for the title of ‘Prince of Wales’, Prince Charles, despite not being a citizen or speaking the language, was sent to Aberystwyth University to learn the language.
Charles, who was 20 at the time, concluded the journey with an elaborate investiture to pledge his allegiance to the Queen in Welsh.
However, he asked for the speech to be modified to add in his own voice, promising the Welsh people that England would never forget them.
Princess Margaret impresses at the White House
She was impressed! After being sent on a royal tour of the United States in place of her sister, Margaret was invited by President Lyndon B. Johnson to dinner at the White House.
After being sent on a royal tour of the United States in place of her sister, Margaret was invited by President Lyndon B. Johnson to dinner at the White House.
All night seemed like a big hit thanks to Margaret’s wit and charm, with President Johnson seemingly taking it off.
Across the pond, however, Margaret’s success seemed to worry the queen, as she seemed to fear she was being outdone by her sibling.