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    These Side-By-Side Images Of The Cast Of "The Crown" And The Actual Royals Have Convinced Me That Cloning Is Possible

    You cannot convince me that some of the members of the royal family haven't been cloned for this show.

    Season 4 of The Crown is on Netflix RIGHT NOW.


    It covers the royal family's history from 1977 to 1990, including Prince Charles' marriage to Lady Diana and the Queen's tense relationship with Margaret Thatcher, who was prime minister at the time.

    Here's what the cast looks like compared with the real-life royals they portray!

    There are a few new additions to the cast, but the returning actors have also had to transform into slightly older versions of their characters.

    Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II:

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    This is Olivia's second and final season in the role, since the role of Elizabeth will be played by Imelda Staunton starting next season. Claire Foy played the role in the first two seasons.

    Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret, the Queen's younger sister:

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    Vanessa Kirby played the princess during the first two seasons, and Lesley Manville will play her for the last two.

    Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip, the Queen's husband:

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    Jonathan Pryce will be taking over the role after this season, and Matt Smith played the prince during seasons 1 and 2.

    Josh O'Connor as Prince Charles, Elizabeth and Philip's eldest child:

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    This is the first one of these to make me do multiple double takes.

    Emma Corrin as Lady Diana Spencer, Charles' first wife:

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    Emma joined the cast this season to embody Diana.

    Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher, England's first woman prime minister:

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    Gillian, whom you've seen in another Netflix show, Sex Education, also joined the cast this season.

    Erin Doherty as Princess Anne, Elizabeth and Philip's second child:

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    Tom Byrne as Prince Andrew, Elizabeth and Philip's third child:

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    Angus Imrie as Prince Edward, Elizabeth and Philip's youngest child:

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    Emerald Fennell as Camilla Parker Bowles, Prince Charles' second wife:

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    Charles Dance as Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma:

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    Marion Bailey as Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother:

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    Hats off to The Crown's casting director and hair, makeup, and costume departments because this is seriously impressive.

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