When we last left the royal family, there were many unresolved issues. Sisters Margaret and Elizabeth sparring because the former was unable to gain approval to marry Peter Townsend. Adding to that, Elizabeth’s marriage was in turmoil—after a big fight and lots of tension, the season ended with Philip being sent on a five month royal tour.
This next season will cover the aftermath but also introduce new problems. In one trailer, Elizabeth says to Margaret, “You need to be more careful about where you’re seen and with whom. You’re drinking far more than you used to.” Margaret’s response is biting: “Why do you think that is? Because I’m unhappier than I used to be? Why is that? Because I’m still unmarried. And why is that? Oh because you denied me my perfect match.” Meanwhile, Elizabeth and Philip are seen having a tense discussion in another trailer, in which she says, “This restlessness of yours has to become a thing of the past.”