• The Crown season 5 debuted on Netflix in November 2022
  • This season covers the Royal Family in the 1990s
  • How does the new cast compare to the real royals?

After a long wait, The Crown season 5 is finally here. The royal TV series also has a whole new cast for the season. 

Season 5 portrays the British Royal Family in the 1990s. Here's how the new actors match up with the real royals (seen in the video above).

The Crown season 5 cast versus the real royals

Veteran actress Imelda Staunton takes over the pivotal role of The Crown, portraying Queen Elizabeth II. Here's what the Queen looked like back in the 1990s. She was in her 60s at the time.

As the Queen's husband, Prince Philip, Welsh actor Jonathan Pryce joins The Crown for season 5. Pretty close to the real Prince Philip!

Season 5's make or break character is Princess Diana, and Australian actress Elizabeth Debicki landed the big role. And the inspiration – from Diana's infamous interview with journalist Martin Bashir.

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In what was perhaps the surprise casting of the season, actor Dominic West fills the shoes of Prince Charles. The now-King Charles was in his 40s during the time period of The Crown season 5.

As Princess Margaret, Lesley Manville lends her talents to the new season. And a snapshot of Princess Margaret in the '90s.

And in the complicated role of Camilla Parker Bowles, we have actress Olivia Williams. This is what the now-Queen Camilla looked like a few decades back.

Watch the video above to see the royals versus their The Crown actors!