How closely do The Crown stars resemble their royal family counterparts?

Ellen Manning
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How the stars of The Crown compare to the real-life royals they portray.
How the stars of The Crown compare to the real-life royals they portray. (Getty)

Hit series The Crown returns to Netflix on November 15 with its highly anticipated fourth season.

The new series promises high drama with the arrival of Lady Diana Spencer and her relationship with Prince Charles as well as tensions between the Queen and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

Oscar-winning actress Olivia Colman returns as Queen Elizabeth II, alongside Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret and Josh O’Connor as Prince Charles, joined by Emma Corrin as Diana and Gillian Anderson as Thatcher.

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Royal fans will delight in the true-to-life look and feel of the series, with The Crown documenting many of the most famous moments and scenes in Royal family history, right down to the smallest details.

At Yahoo UK, we’ve compiled some of those memorable moments so you can see just how similar the Netflix drama’s cast is to its real-life counterparts. Just use the slider to compare and contrast in the images below.

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The fourth series of The Crown sees the arrival of Diana Princess of Wales, played by Emma Corrin

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The series will cover the relationship between Charles and Diana, dancing here at a gala dinner dance in Melbourne, Australia on October 31, 1985

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The series also sees the arrival of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, played by Gillian Anderson

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Olivia Colman returns as Queen Elizabeth II, pictured here taking the salute during the Trooping the Colour ceremony in London in 1979

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Diana arriving at the Elysee Palace in Paris, for President Mitterrand's banquet, wearing an evening dress by one of her favourite designers, Victor Edelstein

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