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Helena Bonham Carter to join 'The Crown' and play our new favorite royal

Well this is rather exciting.

Helena Bonham Carter is reportedly pegged to play the Queen's sister, Princess Margaret, for Season 3 of Netflix's The Crown.

With a new cast coming though to portray the royals at an older age, Netflix has already announced that Claire Foy would be replaced by Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II for seasons three and four, and Bonham Carter is "all but confirmed to play the inimitable royal", reports The Evening Standard

This is very exciting news y'all!

The real princess Margaret in 1955.
The real princess Margaret in 1955.

As per Variety:

"Series creator Peter Morgan has previously said he intended to replace key cast members in later seasons of the Left Bank-produced series to better portray the main characters as they age."

The 51-year-old British actress might be the perfect choice to play Margaret, not only because she's played a royal before (she played The Queen Mother in The King's Speech), but she has a personal connection to the princess. Carter, who was formally married to director Tim Burton, once owned a home in Oxfordshire, England that was previously occupied by Jane Stevens, a former lady-in-waiting to Margaret.

The Crown's Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret in season two.
The Crown's Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret in season two.

As any Crown fan will know, Margaret has been one of the show's most controversial characters and her sassiness and dgaf attitude has won our hearts. Actress Vanessa Kirby who plays the late princess in seasons one and two told The Hollywood Reporter she's kinda jealous of who gets to portray her next.

"I'm just so excited about whoever gets to do it because they've definitely got the coolest stuff coming up," Kirby said.

"Bring on the drama! I would have loved to have done it. I absolutely love to do all the blazing rows and getting drunk and just all of it. But I suppose I was lucky enough to have two seasons, so I could be more grateful, really."

The Crown's Vanessa Kirby and Matthew Goode as Princess Margaret and Antony Armstrong-Jones on season two.
The Crown's Vanessa Kirby and Matthew Goode as Princess Margaret and Antony Armstrong-Jones on season two.

Carter, who also stars in the upcoming Oceans 8 movie with Sandra Bullock, Rihanna and Cat Blanchette, hasn't released any statements about the role just yet but we reeeeeaaaaaallly hope she does it! And, if the showrunners are reading this, we'd also love to see someone like Hugh Grant play her cheeky and debaucherous photographer husband, Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon.