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Smoke and Mirrors is the fifth episode of Season 1 of Netflix television series The Crown.


Elizabeth rejects protocol by appointing Phillip to coordinate her coronation, but his ideas create conflict. The Duke of Windsor returns to London.

Historical EventsEdit

  • The Queen's coronation

Historical NotesEdit

  • The role of organizing the Coronation should fall to the Duke of Norfolk as the ranking non-royal peer and Earl Marshal. The Earl Marshal is one of the Great Officers of State, a group of nine (in England and Wales) Crown ministers responsible for specific state activities. The role of the Earl Marshal is to organize state ceremonial occasions, such as the King's funeral and the coronation.
  • Except in shots where the people would be identifiable or where the footage was of insufficient quality, restored black & white TV footage of the actual coronation was used. This restored footage was also used as the model for replacement shots, to ensure they did not look faked.




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