Olivia Colman and Helena Bonham Carter film The Crown

Olivia Colman and Helena Bonham Carter pictured together for the first time on The Crown set  

Olivia Colman and Helena Bonham Carter wore black ensembles while filming a funeral scene

Emmy Griffiths

Olivia Colman and Helena Bonham Carter have been spotted together for the very first time in their roles as royal sisters, the Queen and Princess Margaret, for season three of The Crown. The pair were dressed in funeral garb as they walked arm-in-arm together in Wincester on Tuesday and were spotted laughing and chatting to one another between takes. But which funeral were they attending?

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Were they filming Churchill's funeral?

Since seasons three and four will focus on the years 1964-76, it could well be that Olivia and Helena were filming the funeral of Winston Churchill, who passed away in January 1965. Indeed, their all-black ensembles are very similar to the Queen and her younger sister's sombre outfits as they attended the Prime Minister's funeral, right down to the three-string pearls worn by Her Majesty, and Princess Margaret's fur collar.

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During Winston's funeral, the Queen broke royal protocol by arriving before the coffin and the Churchill family, when traditionally the monarch is the last person to enter a service. Speaking about the gesture in a Channel 5 documentary titled Elizabeth: Our Queen

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