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See How The Crown's New Actors Compare To The Real-Life Royals

Side-by-side, some of these actors look just like the royals.
By Hello! Canada
See How The Crown' s New Actors Compare To The Real-Life Royals

Queen Elizabeth II during her visit to the Isle of Man. (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)

Everyone's favourite royal show on Netflix, The Crown is set to return for a third season in 2019. A new cast will take on the roles for this season and the next, set during the '60s and '70s.

The Crown Season 3 Stars Compared to Royals

The Queen, played by Olivia Coleman

The Broadchurch star will take over where Claire Foy left off for the third and fourth seasons, stepping into Her Majesty’s shoes during the tumultuous ’60s and ’70s.

See How The Crown' s New Actors Compare To The Real-Life RoyalsQueen Elizabeth II (Photo, PA Images via Getty Images) and Olivia Coleman (Photo, Netflix)

Princess Margaret, played by Helena Bonham Carter

From Ocean’s 8 to the palaces of the monarchy, Vanessa Kirby passed the Princess Margaret torch to Hollywood heavyweight Helena Bonham Carter.

See How The Crown' s New Actors Compare To The Real-Life RoyalsPrincess Margaret (Photo, Tim Graham/Getty Images) and Helena Bonham Carter (Photo, Netflix)
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Prince Philip, played by Tobias Menzies

Fans have bid adieu to Matt Smith for the third season, where the rebellious royal’s shoes will be filled by the Game of Thrones actor.

See How The Crown' s New Actors Compare To The Real-Life RoyalsThe Duke of Edinburgh (Photo, PA Images via Getty Images) and Tobias Menzies (Photo, Netflix)

Princess Anne, played by Erin Doherty

She’s appeared on Call the Midwife, but this up-and-comer is set to tackle her biggest role yet as the Queen’s daughter. The time frame covered in the third season may include a frightening kidnap attempt made on the princess in 1974.

See How The Crown' s New Actors Compare To The Real-Life RoyalsPrincess Anne (Photo, Serge Lemoine/Getty Images) and Erin Doherty (Photo, Roberto Ricciuti/Getty Images)

The Queen Mother, played by Marion Bailey

The British actress joins the royal family for seasons three and four as the Queen’s mom. “It’s a brilliant show and we have a tough act to follow, but what a gift to be playing the fascinating and greatly loved Queen Mother,” the Allied actress told The Hollywood Reporter.

See How The Crown' s New Actors Compare To The Real-Life RoyalsThe Queen Mother (Photo, Central Press/Getty Images) and Marion Bailey (Photo, Mike Marsland/WireImage via Getty Images)
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Prince Charles, played by Josh O’Connor

Josh couldn’t be more excited to tackle the role of heir to the throne, especially in the ’60s and ’70s as he’s coming of age. “Seasons 3 and 4 will follow some of the most turbulent events in the Prince of Wales’s life and our national story,” the Florence Foster Jones star said in a statement, “and I’m excited to be bringing to life the man in the midst of it all.

See How The Crown' s New Actors Compare To The Real-Life RoyalsPrince Charles (Photo, Derek Hudson/Getty Images) and Josh O'Connor (Photo, Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

Antony Armstrong-Jones, Lord Snowdon, played by Ben Daniels

Goodbye Matthew Goode, hello Ben Daniels! As Princess Margaret’s photographer husband ages, he’ll be played by the former Flesh & Bone star.

See How The Crown' s New Actors Compare To The Real-Life RoyalsLord Snowdon (Photo, Gary Renaud/Pix Inc./The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images) and Ben Daniels (Photo, Netflix)

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