Here’s a right royal way to start your week: The trailer for the second season The Crown is out in the world!

The critically-acclaimed, mega-popular, and rumouredly most expensive Netflix show ever returns on December 8.

As you’ll see in the trailer below, we pick up with Prince Phil, Queen E and the rest of the Windsor squad in a time of turmoil: “The world has changed” intones the voice over over shots of Philip sporting a beard (a lot has changed!) in a tropical locale while cutting to Elizabeth voicing her fears over the monarchy’s fragility and the very real possibility that one more scandal (oooooo) could finish the dynasty forever. And that’s just the first 30 seconds!