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The Crown: Smoke and Mirrors / Season: 1 / Episode: 5 (00010005) (2016)

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The Crown: Smoke and Mirrors / Season: 1 / Episode: 5 (00010005) (2016) (Television Episode)
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The Crown

Smoke and Mirrors (Television Episode)

Season: 1
Episode: 5
Production Code: 00010005

November 4, 2016
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Queen Mary dies, prompting the Duke of Windsor to make another return trip. He clashes with Elizabeth's Private Secretary Tommy Lascelles (Pip Torrens) when he asks Edward not to attend the upcoming coronation and informs him that his wife Wallis will not receive an invitation. Elizabeth places Philip in charge of her coronation, and he upsets most of the committee with his insistence that it should be a modern affair, notably deciding to televise the event. He also requests that he should not have to kneel to Elizabeth while she is being crowned, a request which she refuses, causing unrest between the couple about the line between Queen and wife. Elizabeth is crowned at Westminster Abbey, while Edward hosts a viewing of the coronation from his house in Paris.