For E!’s debut scripted series, The Royals, the network is zeroing in on a subset of individuals very near and dear to us at VF.com: the royal family. Of course, the show centers on a fictional set of royals—led by Elizabeth Hurley’s Queen Helena—but, when watching Sunday night, while you are not likely to feel as though you’re watching a documentary, to say the least, you will certainly note more than a few similarities between the characters on the show and the actual British royal family.
Let’s take a look at some of the characters on the show’s real-life counterparts . . .