The Crown season 4 trailer sees The Queen in icy face-off with Margaret Thatcher

The new trailer for The Crown season 4 sees a tense face-off between The Queen and Margaret Thatcher.

The prestige royal drama returns to Netflix in November and it a season of change for the Royal Family.

Much of the new trailer teases the icy relationship between The Queen ( Olivia Colman ) and her new Conservative prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, played by Gillian Anderson.

We see the controversial prime minister prepare for her audience with the monarch, as we hear her say: ‘I think we have enough respect for one another personally to ask ourselves one of the bigger questions woman to woman.

“We are the same age after all, just six months between us.”

The Queen responds: “Really? And who is the senior?”

The Crown season 4 trailer sees The Queen have a tense face-off with Margaret Thatcher (Gillian Anderson)

A stern Thatcher replies: “I am, ma’am.”

The new episodes will see The Queen take issue with the new prime minister’s increasingly divisive policies, which saw rising unemployment, wars abroad, and issues around apartheid.

“Joblessness, recession, crises. It’s a dangerous game to make enemies left, right and centre,” notes The Queen.

However, Thatcher is not fazed, responding: “What if one is comfortable with having enemies?”

The Queen (Olivia Colman) looks set to have her most difficult relationship yet with a prime minister

Expect some uncomfortable exchanges between these two powerful women!

Elsewhere, another iconic female figure takes to the world stage in the new episodes as Charles, Prince of Wales (Josh O’Connor) becomes engaged to and marries Lady Diana Spencer, played by newcomer Emma Corrin.

We see flashes of their courtship, but it becomes increasingly clear that Diana is struggling with her place in the House of Windsor.

Emma Corrin’s Princess Diana confronts the Queen about her troubles

Prince Charles (Josh O’Connor) is clearly not happy to be married to Diana

A desperate Princess Diana tells The Queen.”All I want is to be loved that’s all any of us want from you.”

However, the gulf between Charles and Diana only continues to widen as he remains in love with Camilla Parker Bowles (Emerald Fennell), who he was forced away from by his family in the previous season.

Princess Margaret ( Helena Bonham Carter ) notes to her sister in the trailer that if Diana cannot “bend” to fit into what the family expects of her, then she will “break”.

Princess Margaret (Helena Bonham Carter) warns about the consequences of how the family handles Diana

This looks like the most dramatic season yet!

The ten episodes will also feature major events such as the assassination of Lord Louis Mountbatten ( Charles Dance ) by the IRA, Princess Margaret’s growing health issues, a break-in at Buckingham Palace, the Falklands War, and Diana ascending to global stardom.

We can’t wait!

The Crown season 4 is released on Netflix on November 15, 2020.

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