Another episode, another scandal, and again The Crown indicates that the royal family really does have more drama than a ShondaLand TV show. As tensions between the monarchy and the government rise amid the apartheid regime sanctions in South Africa, the Queen is seen clashing with the PM over the political upheaval, leaving the Queen "dismayed." This all comes to a head when Michael Shea — the Queen’s press secretary — is seen contacting the Sunday Times to dish the dirt after, wait for it, the Queen herself suggests doing so! Go on, Liz! When the papers publish the story, it comes at a great cost to the Queen, who is regarded as an apolitical figure, and fingers are quickly pointed at Shea to take the fall. Only a few knew whether the Queen did tell him to leak her thoughts to the press, but Shea left the royal service shortly after. Hmmm, dismayed indeed.