Let us ~ponder~ the symbolism of the fact that it is broad daylight in the background. Series 1 was in daylight (possibly in the morning), series 2 looked like it was sunset, series 3 was at night time. This looks like it is at high noon. EVERYBODY START OVER ANALYZING!
I think they must be looking into the sun because Alfred and Jimmy both look constipated. Thomas and Carson, consummate professionals that they are, are unbothered by the sunlight.
Flawless and stunning Queen Mary in a lovely purple dress that looks fabulous with her skin. And two others.
More Thomas in his new ~under butler~ uniform. Thanks, Matthew's money! For allowing Downton to hire Thomas in a completely unnecessary position even as the old aristocratic ways are starting to die out!
Carson looks gravely serious. Must be a day that ends in 'y'.
I think we've seen this picture of Cousin
Daisy looks like she has a ~secret~. Slipping some poison into the souffles?
There are a couple more pictures at the source that we've already seen before, but if you haven't been keeping up with Downton, you might want to check them out.