The New “The Crown” Trailer Helps Us Solve the Mystery That Is Prince Philip
When the last trailer for season two of Netflix’s hit series The Crown dropped, we were teased with infidelity, a shift in power, and LOTS of royal drama. Now a new peek at the series’ continuing story is here, and this time, the focus is on Prince Philip as he confronts his “past in order to have a future” and attempts to steady his place by the Queen’s side.
Reaching all the way back to his childhood in France and Germany during the time of the Nazis, the show follows Philip through his youth as he quickly learns that “all men must step into the unknown.” For the young future royal (played by Matt Smith), a descendant of both Greek and Danish royal backgrounds, this will not only mean a career in the British Navy, but also plenty of love affairs, scandals, and, of course, a marriage to “the most famous woman in the world” (Claire Foy).
Now, 10 years into the Queen’s reign, the prince is navigating a life that’s less than desired, one in which he compares his regal wife to a job. “I know exactly what my job is. Your father made it perfectly clear,” he snaps in the clip.
As the world keeps their eyes set on the royal couple and multiple players continue to enter the game, things become slightly more hopeful. “There are two types of people. Those who one imagines to be trustworthy and reliable, who turn out to be treacherous and weak. And those who appear to be complex and difficult, who turn out to be more dependable that anyone thought,” he says. Could it be that he’s referencing himself? (The RL couple just celebrated their 70th anniversary, after all!)
Check out the trailer below and get ready for season two of The Crown to hit Netflix on December 8.
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(Photos via Robert Viglasky/Netflix + Netflix)
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)