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AP PHOTOS: How ‘The Crown’ actors compare to real royals

November 15, 2019 GMT
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This combination of photos shows Olivia Colman portraying Queen Elizabeth II in a scene from the third season of "The Crown," left, and Queen Elizabeth II at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia on Oct. 20, 1973. The popular series based on the British royal family debuts Sunday on Netflix. (Netflix, left, and AP Photo)
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This combination of photos shows Olivia Colman portraying Queen Elizabeth II in a scene from the third season of "The Crown," left, and Queen Elizabeth II at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia on Oct. 20, 1973. The popular series based on the British royal family debuts Sunday on Netflix. (Netflix, left, and AP Photo)

The third season of “The Crown” welcomes a new cast as it tells the story of the modern British monarchy.

The series starts off in the swinging 1960s of London and Olivia Colman is Queen Elizabeth II. Helena Bonham Carter is Princess Margaret and Tobias Menzies is royal spouse Prince Philip.

Josh O’Connor and Erin Doherty join the cast as Charles and Anne, the grown offspring of Elizabeth and Philip. Casting and costuming were almost as crucial as the scripts by Peter Morgan.

The Associated Press has created a photo gallery to illustrate how some of the actors compare to the real figures.