The Crown (2016– )
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A letter from Peter Townsend spurs Margaret to make a bold proposal. Elizabeth has good news that causes complications for Margaret.


Benjamin Caron


Peter Morgan (created by), Peter Morgan | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Claire Foy ... Queen Elizabeth II
Matt Smith ... Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Vanessa Kirby ... Princess Margaret
Victoria Hamilton ... Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother
Matthew Goode ... Tony Armstrong-Jones
Anton Lesser ... Harold MacMillan
Will Keen ... Michael Adeane
Pip Torrens ... Tommy Lascelles
Ben Miles ... Peter Townsend
Anna Chancellor ... Lady Rosse
Alice Hewkin ... Jacqui Chan
Yolanda Kettle ... Camilla Fry
Ed Cooper Clarke ... Jeremy Fry
Patrick Warner Patrick Warner ... Peter Cook
Catherine Bailey ... Elizabeth Cavendish


A letter from Peter Townsend spurs Margaret to make a bold proposal. Elizabeth has good news that causes complications for Margaret.

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Release Date:

8 December 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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When Tony tells Jeremy and Camilla Fry that he intends to marry Princess Margaret, they remind him that he has privately said things to them indicating that he actually doesn't like or respect Margaret very much, including that she has the "thick ankles and the face of a Jewish manicurist." This line of dialogue is drawn from one of many cruel notes that Tony really left for Margaret during the long breakdown of their marriage; the actual note read, "You look like a Jewish manicurist and I hate you." See more »


Rab Butler: I'm happy to tell you, delivery of the Queen's child is expected imminently.
Harold MacMillan: Oh, well. Good gracious. Well, um, perhaps a moment's prayer on behalf of the government? O Lord, our heavenly Father, high and mighty, king of kings, lord of lords... the only ruler of princes, who dost, from Thy throne, behold all the dwellers upon Earth. Most heartily, we beseech Thee, with thy favor, to behold our most gracious Sovereign Lady, Queen Elizabeth, and so replenish her with the grace of thy Holy Spirit,...
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The Wonder Of You
Words and Music by Baker Knight
Performed by Ronnie Hilton (1959)
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Vanessa Kirby & Matthew Goode Kill
4 June 2019 | by cathyschappellSee all my reviews

Watching Margaret and Tony come together through an exquisitely written/directed episode was mesmerizing. These actors are exceedingly well matched and play off each other with alternating intensity and restraint that is totally captivating. At the core both these characters suffer and look to find some kind of resolution in the other. We of course know the outcome but exploring this attraction and it's motivation was riveting.

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