Queen Elizabeth’s breathtaking 1947 wedding to Prince Philip has been reimagined and brought to life by Netflix in a new TV series titled The Crown.
The series will focus on Elizabeth’s formative years as a Princess in the lead up to her wedding to Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh, who is her second cousin once removed.
British actress Claire Foy, 31, will step into the royal shoes to play the young monarch, while former Doctor Who actor Matt Smith will play the handsome groom. A welcome surprise addition to the cast is funnyman John Lithgow who will portray the Prime Minister at the time, Sir Winston Churchill.
Photos from the set of the series have captured the English beauty in an almost identical replica of a-then Princess Elizabeth’s Norman Hartnell crystal and pearl embellished wedding gown.
The Crown’s bridesmaids and pageboys all wore Forties style white dresses and ruffled shirts with kilts, respectively.
The new Netflix show is sparing no expense on the dramatic royal series, with new snaps showing off an elaborate set and wonderful props. Wait till you see the royal carriage. A twin replica of the Queen's Irish State Coach, which transported her to the ceremony, was created for the show, too. It's been reported this is the company's most expensive show ever, with production said to be costing a cool $AUD214, 267 195.
Elizabeth and Philip wedded in the iconic Westminster Abby. While the actual cathedral won’t be featured in the show, Cambridgeshire's Cambridge Ely Cathedral will stand in its place.
The incredible wedding was broadcast and watched by millions, and we expect the fictional recreation will have the same hype.
Click through to take a look at the amazing on-set snaps
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