Based on an award-winning play (“The Audience”) by showrunner Peter Morgan, this lavish, Netflix-original drama chronicles the life of Queen Elizabeth II from the 1940s to modern times. The series begins with an inside look at the early reign of the queen, who ascended the throne at age 25 after the death of her father, King George VI. As the decades pass, personal intrigues, romances, and political rivalries are revealed that played a big role in events that shaped the later years of the 20th century.

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Now the show is set to return for a third season in 2019 and with a brand new cast! Scroll down to see how the cast of the new season form the iconic drama compares to the real-life royals.

The Queen, played by Olivia Coleman

Princess Margaret, played by Helena Bonham Carter

Prince Philip, played by Tobias Menzies

Princess Anne, played by Erin Doherty

The Queen Mother, played by Marion Bailey

Prince Charles, played by Josh O’Connor

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

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