Mark December 8 in your calendar, because you have a royal date with your TV and a bottle of red. Netflix has released the first trailer for the highly anticipated second season of The Crown and they are picking up things right where they left off.

To say that Queen Lizzy is not happy about the public ramifications of forbidding her sister to marry a divorced man would be an understatement: "I've learned more about humiliation these past few weeks than I hoped I would in a lifetime," the trailer begins.

After a phenomenal portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in season one, doe-eyed Claire Foy is back in her royal shoes. Matt Smith will again play Prince Philip, who has grown an impressive beard and is back to his bachelor-type ways. The season takes place between 1956 and 1964, and will see the downfall of England's third Prime Minister, Harold Macmillan, under Elizabeth II's rule. Princess Margaret, not one to shy away from scandal also has a new beau, photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones.

The trailer also gives us our first glimpse at John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jackie Kennedy (played by Michael C. Hall and Jodi Balfour) who will play an important role in the narrative of season two.  

The release of season two is bittersweet. It has been confirmed that the vast majority of actors who have fit so perfectly into their royal roles (Foy and Smith included) will be recast for older actors in season three.  

The Crown season two premieres on Netflix December 8, Queen Lizzy is probably popping the champagne in celebration as we speak. Watch the trailer below. 

Netflix drop dramatic first trailer for ‘The Crown’ season two