Vanessa Kirby pretty much just confirmed who will replace her on The Crown (!!!)

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Just last week, Now To Love reported the whispers of who would be replacing Claire Foy, Matt Smith and Vanessa Kirby’s ruby-encrusted shoes in the next generation of The Crown.

Now, according to PEOPLE, it seems that Kirby, who played rebel royal Princess Margaret in the hit Netflix series, has taken to Instagram to all but confirm who will be replacing her.

And the next star to take on the coveted regal role? British actress Helena Bonham Carter!

Indeed, Kirby posted a picture with Bonahm Carter to Instagram, along with he caption: “Honoured @thecrownnetflix”.

Bonham Carter is a fitting pick for the role for myriad reasons, with the top being that the 51-year-old is well-versed in all things royal, having been nominated for an Oscar for her work as Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret’s mother, the Queen mother, in the 2010 film The King’s Speech.

The move to cast older actors in these roles comes as The Crown‘s third and fourth seasons aims to cover the Queen’s life during the 1960s.

Helena Bonham Carter has already rubbed shoulders with royalty…

Opening up to PEOPLE while promoting The King’s Speech eight years ago, Bonham Carter revealed that she’s always “respected” the royal family.

“I’ve always had respect for them as individuals,” she said.

“I’ve never had any envy for that kind of life. The sheer amount of duty! You also don’t have too much personal freedom. It is a gift to know how to be a public figure.”

We can’t wait to see how Bonham Carter plays the rebellious Princess Margaret!

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