權力的轉換對Elizabeth II與Philip親王的婚姻造成了莫大的影響：依照規定，Philip親王甚至必須走在女王身後兩步。女王登基前，Philip親王便出現高度不適應症，甚至一度試圖要求Elizabeth II為他打破先例：「你是我的妻子還是女王？」「我兩者都是，而一個堅強的男人將會為這兩者跪下。」
Elizabeth II一度被醫生要求「停止微笑」，女王卻回答：「但問題是，我就是那種天生臉臭的人，若我不微笑，他們會以為我不高興！」。Elizabeth II開始注射更多的肌肉鬆弛劑。但明明真誠的微笑有益身體健康。一知半解的醫術也可能害人？
‘The Crown’ Queen Elizabeth Best Quotes 影集《王冠》（The Crown）金句懶人包
1. “To do nothing is often the best course of action, but I know from personal experience how frustrating it can be. History was not made by those who did nothing.”
2.“One always has to accept one’s own part, I believe, in any mess.”
3.“The first 10 years of marriage are just an overture. That there’s often a crisis at 10 years, but then you work it out and settle in and it’s only then that it really gets into its stride.”
4.“They say listening is important in any marriage.”
5.“In an increasingly complex world, we all need certainty.”
6. “People have to be angry at someone. But as leader, one cannot simply react to everything.”
7.“Look, I’m strong. You know that. And I can cope with the truth. I just demand to know the truth. It’s when people don’t tell me the truth that I can’t bear it.”
8. “Forgiveness is very important to me.”
9.“We’re all dying. That’s what defines the condition of living. ”
10. “For better or worse, the crown has landed on my head.”
Queen Elizabeth II: It doesn’t feel right, as Head of State, to do nothing.
Queen Mary: It is exactly right.
Queen Elizabeth II: Is it? But surely doing nothing is no job at all?
Queen Mary: To do nothing is the hardest job of all. And it will take every ounce of energy that you have. To be impartial is not natural, not human. People will always want you to smile or agree or frown. And the minute you do, you will have declared a position. A point of view. And that is the one thing as sovereign that you are not entitled to do. The less you do, the less you say or agree or smile…
Queen Elizabeth II: Or think? Or feel? Or breathe? Or exist?
Queen Mary: The better.