Watch the intense first trailer for The Crown's second season

Publish Date
Friday, 11 August 2017, 8:00AM

It was critically acclaimed after its first season, which left viewers wanting more as Winston Churchill resigned as Prime Minister and Elizabeth II was accused of betraying her husband Philip.

And now Netflix has released a trailer for The Crown's second season, which will be available from December 8, the Daily Mail reports.

The teaser shows a hint at what's to come for the Royals, as the Queen of England is heard uttering the words: "The rumours still haven't gone away."

Fans see an embittered-looking Elizabeth at the ballet as she is heard saying: "I've learned more about humiliation in the past few weeks than I hoped I would in a lifetime."

Of her husband, she is told "you married a wild spirit, trying to tame him is no use," as images of Philip's royal tour following the Melbourne Olympics show, as he watches exotic dancers perform for him on a fire-lit beach.

"I've been Queen barely ten years and in that time I've had three prime ministers, not one has lasted the course," Elizabeth says, referring to the events of her reign, shown across the dramatic season one.

Having returned to Britain, Philip says: "I understand the prime minister's resignation."

"It's not just the prime minister," Elizabeth cuts across him, curtly.

He continues: "Your mother, your sister and country; the whole relentlessness of it all, the fact it never stops, not for a minute.

"But is it not possible that among all those problems there are some of us who are there for you no matter what?"

The Queen then pauses and replies, coolly: "If only."

The series garnered the cast and crew mass recognition by the likes of the Screen Actors' Guild, the Critics Choice and the Emmys over the past year.

The second season will see Queen Elizabeth’s marriage strained and her empire crumbles under scrutiny.

Claire Foy and Matt Smith reprise their roles as Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.

The royal drama was created by Peter Morgan and follows Queen Elizabeth II’s early reign after WWII breaks apart.

This article was first published on Daily Mail and is republished here with permission.