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Claire Foy and Matt Smith play real-life royals in first trailer for 'The Crown'

The series is to premiere on Netflix on Nov. 4.

By Karen Butler
"The Crown" star Matt Smith is seen at a photo call for "Lost River" during the 67th annual Cannes International Film Festival on May 20, 2014. File Photo by David Silpa/UPI | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/cceecbac5dc0128914372508d6545bac/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
"The Crown" star Matt Smith is seen at a photo call for "Lost River" during the 67th annual Cannes International Film Festival on May 20, 2014. File Photo by David Silpa/UPI | License Photo

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Netflix has released the first trailer for The Crown, its upcoming royal drama starring Claire Foy as Britain's young Queen Elizabeth II.

Set to premiere on Nov. 4, the 10-part series invites viewers into "the personal, political and deeply private world of Queen Elizabeth II's struggle to reconcile her personal life and public role, the monarchy, and its precarious position in shifting the sands of post-war politics," the streaming service said in a press release. 

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Peter Morgan wrote this small-screen adaptation of his stage play, The Audience. Directed by Stephen Daldry and produced by Andy Harries, the series also features Matt Smith as Prince Phillip, John Lithgow as Sir Winston Churchill, Victoria Hamilton as the Queen Mother, Jared Harris as King George VI, Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret and Eileen Atkins as Queen Mary.

Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne in 1952. Now 90, she remains the monarch with Prince Phillip by her side.

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