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The Best Characters On 'The Crown', Ranked  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite historical characters from the hit Netflix show.

Get ready for a royally great time as we rank The Crown’s best characters. The historical Netflix drama centers on Queen Elizabeth II, who is perfectly played by Claire Foy, and depicts her time as queen throughout the years.

From Winston Churchill’s resignation in the 1950s to the Apollo 11 moon landing in ‘69 up to today, The Crown juxtaposes different moments in history and portrays them through Elizabeth’s unique point of view. With so many amazing real-life characters (including Prince Philip, King George VI, and even John F. Kennedy), finding your favorite character shouldn’t be hard. In fact, The Crown's cast features diverse talent from both sides of the pond. Current A-list actors include John Lithgow, Olivia Colman, and Matthew Goode.

Be sure to vote up the best characters on The Crown so readers can see which characters history favors the most. Is your favorite character missing? Add them to the list!

Princess Elizabeth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters On 'The Crown', Ranked
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Princess Elizabeth

To do nothing is often the best course of action, but I know from personal experience how frustrating it can be. History was not made by those who did nothing.

Actor: Claire Foy

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Prince Philip is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters On 'The Crown', Ranked
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Prince Philip

Who we are is not what we wear or what glitters. It’s the spirit that defines us.

Actor: Matt Smith

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Princess Margaret is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters On 'The Crown', Ranked
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Princess Margaret

I know how I am: a woman for the modern age.

Actor: Vanessa Kirby

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King George VI is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters On 'The Crown', Ranked
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King George VI

It is better to be patient and get what you desire in the right time, than have high office thrust upon you when you are not ready.

Actor: Jared Harris

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