George's funeral takes place with the arrival of his brother, Edward, Duke of Windsor, evoking Elizabeth's memory of the abdication. Her mother and especially grandmother, Queen Mary, are angered by his sarcastic presence and Mary has no compunction in telling him, though Elizabeth is prepared to be conciliatory - to a point. She is also grateful to Churchill for his guidance in her new situation, but annoys Philip when she refuses to let the royal house change its name from Windsor to Mountbatten. Unaware of his sister-in-law's involvement with a commoner on the brink of divorce, Philip asks Townsend to give him flying lessons.
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Some last minute adjustments to the funeral arrangements. If you are in agreement, ma'am, we thought that the Duke of Windsor should join the Dukes of Gloucester, Kent and Edinburgh.
Queen Elizabeth II
But that'd be the row behind me. Breathing down my neck.
We could, if Her Majesty likes, increase the distance, put him back a few rows.
Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother
Any chance that could stretch to being on the steps outside the chapel?