The torch was then passed on to Olivia Colman.
Imelda Staunton is the latest to take on the role of Queen Elizabeth.
Queen Elizabeth married Prince Philip in 1947.
Matt Smith was first to play Prince Philip after the pair first got engaged.
Tobias Menzies took over the role in the third and fourth seasons.
Jonathan Pryce is the newest Prince Philip actor.
The Queen’s mother, also called Elizabeth, is a key character in the series.
Victoria Hamilton played the Queen Mother in the first two seasons.
Marion Bailey took over the role in season three.
Finally, the role has been given to Marcia Warren.
Queen Elizabeth has a younger sister called Margaret.
Vanessa Kirby played the role of Princess Margaret in the first two seasons.
Helena Bonham Carter played the princess in seasons three and four, in which she suffers a mental breakdown.
Lesley Manville is the latest to take on the role of Princess Margaret.
King Charles is the current monarch of the United Kingdom, as the firstborn child of Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth.
He was played by Billy Jenkins in the first two seasons.
Julian Baring took over the role of Prince Charles in later episodes of season two.
Josh O’Connor is the most recognizable Charles actor.
Prince Charles is portrayed by Dominic West in the upcoming season.
Princess Diana, the first wife of Charles, features heavily in recent seasons.
Emma Corrin played the young princess when the pair met and got married in season four.
Elizabeth Debicki will be playing the princess in season five.
Queen Elizabeth’s second daughter is called Anne.
She was first portrayed by Grace and Amelia Gilmour during Anne’s younger years.
In later episodes of season two, Lyla Barrett-Rye took over as the young princess.
Fans will recognize Erin Doherty as the main Princess Anne actor in seasons three and four.