Olivia Colman, Helena Bonham Carter, and other stars get glammed up for the red-carpet event.
The Crown's third season debuts on Netfilx in a matter of days. In honor of the long-awaited streaming event, the cast and crew attended the premiere in London today, dressing up like real-life royals and walking the red carpet. The familiar faces from the first two seasons—like Emmy winner Claire Foy (Queen Elizabeth II), Matt Smith (Prince Philip), and Vanessa Kirby (Princess Margaret)—were missing in action, making way for the series' next generation of stars to take the spotlight.
Among those in the group were Oscar winner Olivia Colman, dressed in all black; Colman took the torch from Foy to portray the queen. Outlander and Game of Thrones star Tobias Menzies, who takes over from Smith as the sovereign's husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, looked dapper in a three-piece check suit. And Helena Bonham Carter, who succeeds Kirby as the queen's charming younger sister, was decked in chiffon and feathers.
The forthcoming season also introduces a new generation of royals in Prince Charles and Princess Anne, portrayed by rising stars Josh O'Connor and Erin Doherty respectively, the two eldest children of the queen and Prince Philip.
The third season of The Crown goes live on Netflix on Sunday, November 17. Scroll through to catch the stars at the premiere and see what they look like in character here.
Trevor: Matt Gaetz, currently a member of the Florida House of Representatives, portrays himself to the Bible-thumping voters of the Panhandle as a God-fearing conservative. However, even a partial glance at Gaetz’s record reveals at least seven arrests for drunk driving and a reputed alternate gay life style. Gaetz’s politically powerful father Don ensured that none of the arrests led to prosecutions. The current U.S. House hopeful Matt Gaetz saw his political career launched when he became a legislative aide to Florida’s Republican House Speaker Ray Sansom. Sansom, who succeeded Marco Rubio as Speaker, was pressured to hire Matt by the elder Gaetz. Sansom fired Gaetz twice due to his aide’s DWI arrests and Gaetz’s habit of speaking on behalf of the Speaker without clearing statements first with his boss. Sansom represented Florida’s 4th House district. In 2010, Sansom resigned after he was indicted on fraud and conspiracy charges by Leon County state prosecutor Willie Meggs. The Florida House’s campaign to have Sansom resign over his alleged ethical violations was led by Don Gaetz, who then arranged to run his son Matt to fill the vacant 4th district seat in a special election. Matt Gaetz won and was easily re-elected in 2014 with no Democratic opponent. After Meggs was indicted, Florida prosecutors dropped all criminal charges against Sansom. However, the political damage to the former Florida House Speaker was done. Matt Gaetz and his father used the corrupt prosecutor-manufactured political grave of Sansom to launch Gaetz’s current campaign for the U.S. House. And what would be Panhandle politics without a dead body? Gaetz’s roommate at Florida State University was reportedly found dead under suspicious circumstances while they were undergraduate students. The same political machine that drove Sansom from office was used to cover up the circumstances of the roommate’s death. Sources close to the investigation of the death, however, told WMR that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigated the death as a possible homicide but the agency was later politically-pressured to rule it a suicide. As with Gaetz’s multiple DWIs, the suspicious death of his college roommate was buried by Florida authorities and the university. Matt Gaetz later, according to WMR’s sources in the 1st Congressional District, became involved in a gay relationship with a well-known pastor of an evangelical mega-church in Fort Walton Beach. Matt Gaetz is running for the U.S. Congress as a traditional “family values” and anti-gay rights conservative. Gaetz has also endorsed GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. Hypocrite in overdrive.