PHOTOS: Bringing The Queen To The Screen... Royal Ladies On Film - Who's Your Favourite?

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Some royal ladies brought to screen, by actresses hoping to capture the magic ingredient | Universal/Momentum/Canal

Much has been written about the Queen this weekend, the paradox of her being the most public figure in the world, and yet one with so little known about her day-to-day existence, what makes her laugh or frown.

Of course, this kind of existence – the centre of the UK’s political intrigue, the soap operas of romance, never mind the timelessly elegant shoes and hats - is tantalising nectar for the Hollywood bees, and a tantalising challenge for any actress wanting to exert her acting chops.

As we know, the fairytale romances we see on the palace balconies, the T-towels and the crockery don’t always bear closer scrutiny, and these cracks in the façade have made for mind-bogglingly dramatic screen fare.

And even for those royal ladies who’ve managed to avoid the pitfalls of a high-profile union, there are, instead, Prime Ministers, military rivals and even enemies in the court cloisters to manage – all good epic stuff.

To mark HM The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, here’s a glance at some of the most striking portrayals of female royalty on screen, with our own rating of how successful these actresses were at capturing the essential ingredient that keeps us watching…

Who’s your favourite?

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