Helena Bonham Carter confirmed to play Princess Margaret in ‘The Crown’

Taking over from Vanessa Kirby!
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Netflix have finally confirmed that Helena Bonham Carter will play Princess Margaret in The Crown.

The 51-year-old will replace Vanessa Kirby, who played the role of Princess Margaret in Season 1 and 2.

“I’m not sure which I’m more terrified about — doing justice to the real Princess Margaret or following in the shoes of Vanessa Kirby,” Bonham Carter said in a statement.

“The only thing I can guarantee is that I’ll be shorter than Vanessa.”

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Vanessa Kirby; Helena Bonham Carter (Credit: Netflix; Getty)

The next instalment of The Crown, expected to cover from 1964 to the late 1970s, is unlikely to hit Netflix until 2019.

So here is everything we know about Season 3.

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Princess Margaret as she left for her honeymoon with Antony Armstrong-Jones (Credit: Getty)

For your ultimate guide on the real-life fairytales, forbidden romances and wedding day secrets of your favourite royals, including Princess Margaret, pick up a copy of  the Who Collector’s Edition special, Greatest Royal Love Stories.

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