Even before Prince Harry, Prince William, Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton, the English royals were huge celebs…and now we’ve just learned that the Downton Abbey movie is going to bring Queen Elizabeth’s grandfather to life for a visit to the Grantham estate.
In 1927, King George V and Queen Mary (aka Queen Elizabeth’s grandparents) are visiting Downton Abbey. Except, times are tough, and the Crawley clan has cut back on staff and servants. In order to prep for the royal family arrival, Lord Grantham has asked Mr. Carson to return from retirement to help out the family and get the Abbey in tip-top shape just as the world seems to be bordering on disarray.
“The Depression looms, a World War has ended. Lady Mary Crawley is toying with leaving the estate for a new life. Anna Bates, Lady Mary’s loyal maid, reminds her of the role that Downton plays in the small English village.