As an avid fan of this series, it was great to share the latest updates on Seasons 3 and 4 of The Crown with you.
Doing this inspired me to share a recap each episode of Season 1 too. Writing this brought back vivid memories of how wonderful this series actually is.
Here’s my recap for each episode of Season 2 (another great memory jogger for me!):
Season 2 Overview
Times are changing and modernizing in Britain.
As a result Elizabeth feels conflicted in how to keep up with the times and Royal tradition. She also faces big challenges in her marriage to Philip.
- A Company of Men
- Dear Mrs Kennedy
- Mystery Man
– Elizabeth discovers some disconcerting news
– Philip embarks on a long tour
– The Suez Canal is captured by Eygpt
– Prime Minister Eden wants to take retaliatory action
– Elizabeth feels a growing sense of distance from her husband
– Prime Minister Eden suffers from ill health as well as stress from international tensions
– Bad memories resurface for Philip as a result of an interview
– The press and cabinet try to rebuke Prime Minister Eden
– Palace insiders try to mitigate a scandal that could negatively impact public perception of Prince Philip
– In celebration of their 10th wedding anniversary, Elizabeth and Philip host a grandiose party
– The new Prime Minister and Princess Margaret both endure romantic adversity
– The Queen visits a Jaquar factory and makes an unispiring speech
– As a result the entire monarchy receive a public barrage of criticism from a candid lord
– After reading a World War II secret document, Elizabeth is exposed to some harsh truths about a specific member of the family
– After years of exile The Duke of Windsor courts others for support to resume a position in public life
– Pete Townsend writes to Margaret and this inspires her to approach Elizabeth with an audacious proposition
– Timing is everything and Elizabeth’s good news isn’t ideal for Margaret’s desires
– Elizabeth takes inspiration from Jackie Kennedy
– As a result she does things differently to resolve conflict with Ghana
– A different side of her emerges as she grows personally
– Prince Charles is sent to Philip’s Scottish alma mater
– Philip loves sharing all the unpleasant experiences he had there that ‘made him the man he is today’
– A big government scandal makes for a wake up call for Philip and Elizabeth
– Elizabeth has a difficult pregnancy
– She chooses Scotland as a peaceful retreat during this trying time
Season 2 was absolutely wonderful and eye opening about the Royal family personality dynamics. Of course, it’s a drama and not a documentary. But I must say, I really enjoyed every episode.
Most likely it will be the end of 2018 before Season 3 starts. If the first two seasons are anything to go by, it will be well worth the wait!
Glow with the flow