Netflix certainly went all out for the first season of The Crown, reportedly spending a mind-boggling $100 million on the series, which centers around the British royal family聽and follows Queen Elizabeth II鈥檚 initial rise to the English throne (and all the trials and tribulations that are attached to such a role), as well as her relationship with Prince Philip. Last season聽was a roller coaster of royal drama. And judging by聽the trailer for season two, which was聽released Thursday, August 10, we鈥檙e in聽for another wild ride when the show returns in December.

We now see Queen Elizabeth (played by Claire Foy) a decade into her rule. As her 鈥渕arriage and empire crumble around her, she must do what is required to ensure the British monarchy survives.鈥 (No pressure!)

鈥淚鈥檝e been queen barely 10聽years, and in that time, I鈥檝e had three prime ministers. Not one has lasted the course,鈥 she says at one point.

The political problems are apparently only the beginning, though. Behind closed doors, Prince Philip (played by Matt Smith) is still聽trying to convince his wife of his unwavering loyalty, but outside the palace gates, it鈥檚聽a completely different story. 鈥淵ou married a wild spirit. Trying to tame him is no use,鈥 the queen is warned as we see the prince gallivanting around the world with various glamorous ladies.

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鈥淭he rumors still haven鈥檛 gone away,鈥 she says. 鈥淚鈥檝e learnt more about humiliation in the past few weeks than I鈥檇 hoped I would in a lifetime.鈥

According to Vulture, the second season will also follow the queen as she meets JFK and introduces a love interest for Princess Margaret.聽Check out the trailer below and get ready for season two of The Crown to return to Netflix on December 8.

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