In 1927, about eighteen months after the TV arrangement finished. Buckingham Palace illuminates Robert and Cora Crawley, the Earl and Countess of Grantham, that King George V and Queen Mary will visit Downton Abbey during an imperial visit through Yorkshire. Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham, is bothered that Maud, Lady Bagshaw, Queen Mary's woman in-pausing, is remembered for the visit. Robert is Maud's cousin and nearest relative, and the two families have since a long time ago questioned who ought to acquire Maud's home.
The regal family staff shows up, including Mr. Wilson, the Royal Page of the Backstairs; Mrs. Webb, the Royal Housekeeper; Miss Lawton, the Queen's Royal Dresser; Monsieur Courbet, the Royal Chef; and Richard Ellis, the King's Royal Dresser. Everything except Ellis are contemptuous and self-important to the Downton hirelings. Upstairs, oldest Crawley little girl Lady Mary Talbot, the domain supervisor, continually stresses over keeping Downton above water in a quick evolving world. Trusting Mr. Cart can't deal with a regal visit, Mary asks Mr. Carson, Downton's resigned head servant, to incidentally continue his obligations. Hand truck, emphatically dissenting, moves to one side.
Major Chetwode shows up in Downton Village searching out the Granthams' Irish child in-law, Tom Branson. Tom accept Chetwode is an analyst surveying security for the regal visit. Before the illustrious motorcade beginning through Downton Village, Chetwode stations himself close to where the King is anticipating the Royal Artillery, unconscious that Tom has become suspicious. As Chetwode points a gun at King George, Tom handles Chetwode, sticking him to the ground. The genuine regal analysts capture Chetwode, an Irish Republican sympathizer who mistakenly trusted Tom was a partner.
Actors: Matthew Goode, Michelle Dockery, Joanne Froggatt, Maggie Smith
Directors: Michael Engler
Writers: Julian Fellowes, Julian Fellowes
Producers: Julian Fellowes, Gareth Neame, Liz Trubridge