Rather than living to the age of seventeen as in reality, the character called Henry Fitzroy dies at about the age of 3 from the sweating sickness.
In switching from shot to shot of Henry Fitzroy during the ceremony, his crown goes from tilted to straight and back again.
Princess Margaret: I hate you!
Charles Brandon: No, you don't!
Princess Margaret: Yes, I do. If it weren't for you I would still be the Queen of Portugal. And now, what am I?
Charles Brandon: You are drunk and you are foolish!
Cardinal Wolsey: It is my considered opinion that we should apply to His Holiness, Pope Clement, for a ruling on this matter. Since he loves Your Majesty, I'm certain he will rule in your favour.
King Henry: Oh, I hope so. I certainly do hope so, for your sake.
Anne Boleyn: I make you this promise. When we are married, I will deliver you a son.
Thomas Tallis: You're married.
Williams Compton: So?
Thomas Tallis: So.
Williams Compton: Why deny me?
Thomas Tallis: I do not love you.
Williams Compton: Is that all?
Thomas Tallis: For me? Yes.
King Henry: How dare you look at me! I am your Lord and Master, not your brother! You are both banished from court. You will relinquish your London houses. You will remove yourself from my sight. Do you understand?
Princess Margaret: Yes... Your Majesty.
King Henry: And Margaret...
Princess Margaret: What?
King Henry: I have yet to decide whether to make your bedmate a head shorter.
Charles Brandon: You know me, I don't always think.
William Compton: Yes you do, just not with your head.
Thomas More: Katherine of Aragon is not only a great queen and the daughter of great kings, she is also immensely popular throughout the whole of the country. God forbid that the king should abandon her just to ease his own conscience. I don't think the English people would ever forgive him!
King Henry: Anne, I want to say something to you. If it pleases you to be my true loyal mistress and friend, to give yourself up to me body and soul, I promise, I'll take you as my only mistress. I won't have a thought or an affection for anyone else.
Princess Margaret: What are we going to do?
Charles Brandon: Isn't this enough?
Princess Margaret: No, yes, no. I shall come to England eventually. (sighs)
Charles Brandon: Marry me.
Princess Margaret: What?
Charles Brandon: You heard me. Marry me.
This episode is rated TV-MA for adult language and adult content.
Trevor Morris won the 2007 Emmy Award for "Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music" for this episode.
Original International Air Dates:
Germany: June 14, 2008 on ProSieben
Greece: June 25, 2008 on Mega
Switzerland: January 6, 2010 on SF1
Slovakia: January 28, 2011 on Doma