'The Crown' welcomes new royals at world premiere

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'The Crown' welcomes new royals at world premiere

The new cast of "The Crown" hit the red carpet in London at the Netflix launch for the show's third season.

Olivia Colman picks up the role of Queen Elizabeth in a retelling of the life of Britain's reigning monarch.

Eve Johnson reports.

'The Crown' welcomes new royals at world premiere

A new monarch hit the red carpet in London on Wednesday (November 13).

Olivia Colman, star of Netflix's "The Crown", turned out for the world premier of the show's third season.

Expectations are high for the role Colman replaces Claire Foy, who won a Golden Globe for playing the younger version of Elizabeth.

Helena Bonham Carter picks up the role of Princess Margaret, the Queen's younger sister.

Bonham Carter said she actually had a chance to meet the princess years ago.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) ACTRESS, HELENA BONHAM CARTER, WHO PLAYS PRINCESS MARGARET, SAYING: "I met her sort of properly in my 30s when I was already acting, and she did, you know, she acknowledged that she knew me and she said 'Helena you are getting better at acting, aren't you?'

And I was like 'ooh'.

I find it funny that she... it was like a funny remark.

'You are getting better'.

I thought, 'oh, God, it's...'

Mind you, it's in her interest that I'm better since I'm representing her in a way." The show's third season picks up the story in the mid-1960s as heir to the throne Prince Charles comes of age and Britain goes through a pop culture revolution led by The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.

Tobias Menzies plays the queen's husband Prince Philip He was asked if he thought the real royal family were fans.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) ACTOR, TOBIAS MENZIES, WHO PLAYS PRINCE PHILIP, SAYING: "I mean, yeah, it makes you a bit nervous imagining them watching it.

I'd be amazed if they watch it, but maybe they do.

I mean, my money is that they probably don't.

I feel like I'm not sure Phil would be a Netflix kind of and chill kind of guy.

I think he's probably a bit more documentaries, and, you know.

" Season three of "The Crown" will be released on Netflix on November 17.

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