The debut season launched to critical acclaim when it premiered on the streaming service last November. In particular, it was praised for its very human portrayal of the English royal family, as Elizabeth (Claire Foy) and her husband Phillip (Matt Smith) struggled to adjust to the changes in their lives as the former ascended to the throne. The couple’s problems only look to be intensifying in season 2 though, as this new trailer shows us.
The footage here teases conflicts rising on all fronts, with the Queen herself confiding in Phillip – now sporting a thick beard – that she fears the monarchy might not survive another public scandal. Unfortunately for her, there will be lots of drama within the family this season, as her wayward uncle David (Alex Jennings) returns to Britain and Princess Margaret