The Crown series three: Olivia Colman stars in 'dark' new trailer... as Helena Bonham Carter recreates Lord Snowdon's famed image of Princess Margaret in the bath

  • Netflix Japan accidentally released The Crown series three trailer on Sunday
  • The Crown series three is set to return on November 17
  • Olivia Colman and Tobias Menzies replace Claire Foy and Matt Smith as Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip
  • Her Majesty will face her darkest time on the throne yet during the 1970s
  • The trailer shows her questioning her role as Monarch as she battles the miners' strike, national security and family conflict ahead of her 1977 Silver Jubilee
  • Lord Snowdon famously photographed his then wife Princess Margaret in the bath in 1962, when she was still wearing her tiara
  • They married in 1960 and had two children, David and Sarah, but divorced in 1978 

The Crown's season three trailer was released in full on Monday, hours after Netflix Japan accidentally released the teaser on its YouTube channel early.

During the 'dark' new trailer, Olivia Colman, 45, appears as Queen Elizabeth II and says: 'This country was still great when I came to the throne, all that's happened on my watch is that the place has fallen apart.'     

Helen Bonham-Carter, 53, takes over the role of Princess Margaret from Vanessa Kirby and recreates husband Lord Snowdon's 1962 picture of her taken the bath in 1962, while wearing her tiara. 

It's HERE! The Crown series three: Olivia Colman stars in 'dark' new trailer which was released by Netflix on Monday,  hours after epic blunder which saw it accidentally released early

It's HERE! The Crown series three: Olivia Colman stars in 'dark' new trailer which was released by Netflix on Monday,  hours after epic blunder which saw it accidentally released early 

Iconic: Helena Bonham Carer recreates husband Lord Snowdon's private picture of Princess Margaret taken the bath while wearing her tiara - the original was taken in 1962

Iconic: Helena Bonham Carer recreates husband Lord Snowdon's private picture of Princess Margaret taken the bath while wearing her tiara - the original was taken in 1962 

Margaret and Lord Snowdon, then Antony Armstrong-Jones, married in 1960 and he was the first 'commoner' to wed a king's daughter in more than 400 years.

They had two children, David and Sarah. But it was not a rosy marriage and by 1978, they announced they were to divorce. 

The Crown has already documented Margaret's sadness after she was forced to end her romance with already-divorced Captain Peter Townsend before her marriage.

The trailer shows that aside from her personal woes, it was Margaret's duty to reassure the Queen when the country is in a state of crisis. 

Her rock: Helen tells the Queen amid her worries: 'You cannot flinch - it has only fallen apart if we say it has. That's the thing about the monarchy - we paper over the cracks'

Her rock: Helen tells the Queen amid her worries: 'You cannot flinch - it has only fallen apart if we say it has. That's the thing about the monarchy - we paper over the cracks'

Married: Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon married in 1960 and had two children, David and Sarah - they divorced in 1978 (picture taken in 1963)

Married: Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon married in 1960 and had two children, David and Sarah - they divorced in 1978 (picture taken in 1963)

She can be heard telling Elizabeth: 'You cannot flinch it has only fallen apart if we say it has. That's the thing about the monarchy - we paper over the cracks.' 

Bob Dylan's These Times Are A-Changin' plays in the background and the Queen says of her role as a Royal: 'It's not a choice, it's a duty.' 

The monarch will face her darkest time on the throne yet as she battles the miners' strike, national security, sibling rivalry and family conflict ahead of her 1977 Silver Jubilee. 

Acclaimed actress: Olivia will take on the role for the third and fourth series of the Netflix drama, taking over from Claire Foy and the trailer was leaked by Netflix Japan hours earlier

Acclaimed actress: Olivia will take on the role for the third and fourth series of the Netflix drama, taking over from Claire Foy and the trailer was leaked by Netflix Japan hours earlier

Times are changing: The Queen will face her darkest time on the throne yet as she battles the miners' strike, national security, sibling rivalry and conflict ahead of her 1977 Silver Jubilee

Times are changing: The Queen will face her darkest time on the throne yet as she battles the miners' strike, national security, sibling rivalry and conflict ahead of her 1977 Silver Jubilee

Olivia will take on the role for the third and fourth series of the Netflix drama, taking over from Claire Foy meanwhile, Tobias follows in the footsteps of Matt Smith, as the third season follows the royals from 1964 to 1977.

The solemn tone is made evident in the trailer which starts with the Silver Jubilee, marking her Majesty's 25 years on the throne.

But behind the grandeur of the horse-drawn carriages and the glittering tiara, it shows the monarch questioning her role.  

Questioning her role: The solemn tone is made evident in the trailer which starts with the Silver Jubilee, marking her Majesty's 25 years on the throne

Questioning her role: The solemn tone is made evident in the trailer which starts with the Silver Jubilee, marking her Majesty's 25 years on the throne

The trailer flashes to the miners' strike, police rebellion and the narrative: 'The country is bankrupt, our national security is in tatters.'

Britain was faced with hardship in the 1970s, with the country at war over the miners' strike in 1972 and again in 1974 during the Three-Day Week, when electricity was rationed to three days a week.

Prince Philip (Tobias Menzies), meanwhile, is convinced The Crown is at stake when Prime Minister Harold Wilson (Jason Watkins) makes his debut.

Appearing on stage the PM says: 'The will of the people has changed,' prompting Philip to say: 'If that man wins he will want us out.' 

Meanwhile, Princess Margaret's personal life also lies in tatters as her marriage to Lord Snowdon turns sour and becomes violent, and she takes an overdose in 1974. 

Role: Margaret's duty to reassure the Queen when the country is in a state of crisis

Role: Margaret's duty to reassure the Queen when the country is in a state of crisis

The couple went through a scandalous divorce in 1978, causing more stress for the Monarch and The Crown.  

Poignant scenes in the trailer also show Lord Mountbatten's funeral, the 1966 Aberfan disaster and the investiture of Prince Charles in July 1969, when he was crowned by his mother in a televised ceremony held at Caernarfon Castle.  

The Prince (Josh O'Connor) will make his debut in series three and he will face tension between his royal duty and his heart's desires. 

Tragedy: Poignant scenes in the trailer also show Lord Mountbatten's funeral

Tragedy: Poignant scenes in the trailer also show Lord Mountbatten's funeral

Conflicted: The Prince (Josh O'Connor) will make his debut in series three and he will face tension between his royal duty and is warned by a maid to be wary of his family

Conflicted: The Prince (Josh O'Connor) will make his debut in series three and he will face tension between his royal duty and is warned by a maid to be wary of his family 

Upset: Prince Charles tells the maid: 'They mean well,' to which she quips: 'No they don't', while a scene of Charles looking lovingly at Camilla Parker Bowles ( Emerald Fennell) plays

Arrival: The Prince (Josh O'Connor) will make his debut in series three and he will face tension between his royal duty and his heart's desires

Arrival: The Prince (Josh O'Connor) will make his debut in series three and he will face tension between his royal duty and his heart's desires

A maid tells him: 'If I may offer you two pieces of advice-  never turn your back on love and the second...watch out for your family.'

Prince Charles replies: 'They mean well,'  to which she quips: 'No they don't', while a scene of Charles looking lovingly at Camilla Parker Bowles ( Emerald Fennell) in the bath plays. 

The Queen and the royal then have a tense argument, as he shouts: 'Am I listened to in this family? Am I seen for who and what I am? No.'

Her voice can be heard saying: 'We all have a role to play, we have all made sacrifices and suppressed who we are it is not a choice it is a duty' as close-up shots of all the individual royal members struggling play one-by-one. 

The Crown series three will premiere on Netflix on November 17.  

Times change, duty endures: The Crown series three will premiere on Netflix on November 17

Times change, duty endures: The Crown series three will premiere on Netflix on November 17.

Cast: Olivia will take on the role for the third and fourth series of the Netflix drama, taking over from Claire Foy  (pictured) meanwhile, Tobias follows in the footsteps of Matt Smith (pictured)

Cast: Olivia will take on the role for the third and fourth series of the Netflix drama, taking over from Claire Foy  (pictured) meanwhile, Tobias follows in the footsteps of Matt Smith (pictured)

The Crown Series Three trailer: Olivia Colman stars as The Queen

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