Netflix releases first look at Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II

Olivia Colman as HRH Queen Elizabeth from season 3 of The Crown on Netflix

Claire Foy has played Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown for two seasons now, but as the show progresses, it has been time to change up the actors.

Hold your breath no more, for Netflix has released the very first shot of Colman as the Queen, looking pensive as she clutches a tea cup.

After months and months of waiting to catch even a glimpse of Olivia Colman as our Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown season 3, we finally have the first official image of our new monarch.

"I'm so thrilled to be part of "The Crown, '" Colman wrote in a statement shared by Netflix on Twitter Monday".

The first season of The Crown portrayed the early days of the Queen's reign, with the series starting in 1947. "A proper 'just one more" feeling. Morgan and company have said in the past they really want to keep this show going until it reaches current events, which I guess means we're going to eventually get an episode in the future where a much older Elizabeth meets amoral buffoon Donald Trump.

Claire Foy played the young queen on Seasons 1 and 2 and was nominated for an Emmy last week for the role.

Elsewhere, Ben Daniels will play Antony Armstrong-Jones, starring alongside Helena Bonham Carter's Princess Margaret, in the next season of the royal drama, which will launch in 2019.

Tobias Menzies, who Game of Thrones fans will recognise as Edmure Tully, is taking over from Matt Smith as Prince Philip. This year, The Crown snagged 13 Emmys nominations including Best Drama and a Lead Actress nod for Foy.

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