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Queen Elizabeth's relationship with sister Margaret and Prince Philip is put to test in the second trailer of The Crown - watch

Sharnaz Shahid
Deputy Online Editor
21 October 2016
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It's the highly-anticipated period drama set to be released on Netflix next month, and the second trailer of The Crown has certainly left viewers wanting more. The series, which follows young Elizabeth II as she becomes Queen after the devastation of World War II, sees the royal face up to the challenges of a being a mother, a wife, a sister and a monarch.

Claire Foy and Matt Smith have teamed up to play Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, while Vanessa Kirby takes on the role of the Queen's sister, Princess Margaret.

After taking her new role as the Queen, an alarmed Prince Philip is seen trying to adjust with his new life, in the clip he tells her: "Might I suggest not being head of church for a minute, or head of state. Or the army, or the navy, or the government, or the fount of justice, or the whole damn circus frankly."

"Or be what?" Elizabeth asks, to which he replies: "A living breathing thing, a woman, a sister, a daughter, a wife."

Testing the strength of her marriage to Philip, the drama will also focus on the Queen's bond between her and her sister - whose romance with divorced RAF officer Peter Townsend was deemed controversial.

"It is my duty to refuse Margaret marriage to a divorced man, and yet I will be breaking a promise not only to my sister but also to my late father," Elizabeth later says in the clip.

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Claire Foy and Matt Smith have teamed up to play Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip

Joining Matt and Claire in the period drama is John Lithgow who plays Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Victoria Hamilton, who takes on the role of the Queen Mother. 

According to The Telegraph, a reported $100million has been spent on the period drama, making it the most expensive drama ever made by Netflix.

Written by Peter Morgan and directed by Stephen Daldry, The Crown follows the Queen's life from 1947 to 1956 and is set to air on Netflix this November.

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