Netflix releases first look of Imelda Staunton as The Queen in The Crown

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Netflix has finally released our first look as the incredible Imelda Staunton as Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in the fifth season of The Crown.

Imelda Staunton is wellknown for her roles in the likes of Downton Abbey and Harry Potter, and fans can't wait to see her sign as the head of the Monarchy.

Claire Foy previously played the monarch between 2016 and 2017 and had a guest appearance in season 4 last year in a flashback scene.

Last season Her Majesty was portrayed by Olivia Coleman who won a Golden Globe for her performance.

The fifth season of The Crown will leave the 1980s behind and head into the 1990s, which as we all know was a tumultuous time for the royals.

With a fire at Windsor Castle, three failed marriages (Charles and Diana split, Princess Anne got divorced and Prince Andrew separated from Sarah Ferguson) and Princess Diana's tell-all Panorama interview, the relationship between the Prince of Wales and the People's Princess will remain a central fixture going forward.

Series creator Peter Morgan has hinted that the show will come to an end in the mid-noughties in season 6, meaning season 5 will most likely delve into the first half of the 1990s, ending just before Diana's death in 1997.