With Elizabeth in a new role, Phillip tries to assert some power. Churchill wants to delay the coronation. King George's disgraced brother arrives.
This episode features the first of many incidents where the so-called "men in the grey suits", courtiers and government ministers who are charged with knowing and maintaining traditional practices. Their positions come with considerable power, giving them the ability to strongly influence the Queen's decisions and activities. The most influential of these is the Queen's Private Secretary, who is in charge of her schedule and correspondence, and serves as liaison between the Queen and the various Commonwealth governments.