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The Queen ponders her legacy and role of modern monarchy in “The Crown” finale trailer

Plus, Prince William is told to smile more.

The Crown is getting existential in its final six episodes.

The trailer for the royal drama's finale just dropped, and it largely features Queen Elizabeth II (Imelda Staunton) grappling with her legacy and the necessity of the monarchy in a modern world. When her adviser tells her, "The crown doesn't ask existential questions of itself," she coolly responds, "Perhaps it should."

<p>Netflix</p> Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II in season 6 part 2 of 'The Crown'

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Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II in season 6 part 2 of 'The Crown'

The first four episodes of season 6 largely focused on the tragic passing of Princess Diana (Elizabeth Debicki), and if this new trailer is any indication, the final six episodes will return the show to where it started: with the Queen. Per the show's official synopsis, the Queen will be forced to dig deep and really examine what is best for the future of the monarchy as she approaches her ninth decade. With the passing of her sister and her mother, her Golden Jubilee and having approved the marriage between Prince Charles (Dominic West) and Camilla (Olivia Williams), the Queen starts to consider her reign and ultimately her legacy.

The trailer also shows numerous flashbacks, and to that end, Netflix's synopsis teases: "Princess Margaret (Lesley Manville) suffers a stroke and is suddenly forced to reassess her lifestyle. As her health continues to decline, she finds herself slipping back into her memories, back to her secret night out with her sister during the biggest party in history: VE Day 1945. The memories from that evening, and what it taught her about her older sister, comfort her in her final days."

<p>Netflix</p> Luther Ford

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Luther Ford

And, of course, as teased by the preview that played after episode 4, another major focus of the final episodes will be Prince William who, while still reeling from the loss of his mother, heads back to Eton amidst an increase in attention from young female fans touched by his plight. The struggle to re-adjust leads to tensions with his family, as they try to support another young heir to find his way in the system and the world. And, of course, there's the Kate Middleton of it all.

Ed McVey (as Prince William), Luther Ford (as Prince Harry) and Meg Bellamy (as Kate Middleton) join the cast for season 6 part 2, which hits Netflix on Dec. 14.

<p>Netflix</p> Jonathan Pryce and Claudia Harrison star as Prince Philip and Princess Anne in season 6 part 2 of 'The Crown'

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Jonathan Pryce and Claudia Harrison star as Prince Philip and Princess Anne in season 6 part 2 of 'The Crown'
<p>Netflix</p> Ed McVey as Prince William in season 6 part 2 of 'The Crown'

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Ed McVey as Prince William in season 6 part 2 of 'The Crown'

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