Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth wasn’t born to be a queen, but when her uncle adbidated the throne, her father became king and set in motion the royal bloodline we have today. Elizabeth remains the longest reigning monarch having served as Queen for over 64 years.
Matt Smith as Prince Philip
The Duke of Edinburgh was a playboy prince from Denmark who denounced his name to marry Queen Elizabeth II. They have been married for nearly 70 years.
Jared Harris as King George VI
Prince Albert was never meant to be king but when his brother abdicated in favour of love, he became King George VI –which meant his eldest daughter, Elizabeth, would one day be queen.
Victoria Hamilton as the Queen Mother
Married to King George VI and the mother of Queen Elizabeth II.
Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret
The Queen’s only sister, Margaret was known as the fun-loving and free spirited royal (Elizabeth and Margaret were the original 'Heir and a spare', ahem, Prince Harry anyone...) and she famously had an affair with her father’s much older aide, Group Captain Peter Townsend.
John Lithgow as Winston Churchill
One of Britian’s most controversial leaders, he was the country's Prime Minister when King George VI died and when Queen Elizabeth II took the throne.
Alex Jennings and Lia Williams as the Duke and Duchess of Windsor
Edward famously abdicated the throne to be with American socialite lover, Wallis Simpson.