But how do they compare to the real deal? Let’s take a closer look at some photographs from the time…
Does Olivia Colman look like Queen Elizabeth?
Costume designers may have modelled Olivia Colman’s debut royal outfit from this portrait of Elizabeth II in her office in 1970, titled “Royal Globetrotter”. Colman looks pretty convincing as the monarch, though if anything her hair isn’t quite tall enough…
You have to admit, it’s a pretty good likeness! Prince Charles has posed for many awkward photographs in his time and the one on the left marks his 18th birthday, in 1966.
Does Marion Bailey look like the Queen Mother?
The Queen Mother was born in 1900 when Victoria was still on the throne. Here she is at the age of 66, to Marion Bailey’s 67 – and looking at their photographs next to each other, you can see why they cast her.
Does Helena Bonham Carter look like Princess Margaret?
In most photographs from this era Princess Margaret can be seen smiling – but who knows what kind of haughty glares she gave behind closed doors, as we see in this first image of Helena Bonham Carter. Certainly the Queen’s sister loved her eyeliner and lipstick – and a bit of bling.
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