Naomi Watts in new film about Princess Diana – the latest star to look nothing like their regal counterpart

The not so Royal Family: Actress Naomi Watts is in a new film about Princess Diana – the latest star to look nothing like their regal counterpart

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23:50 GMT, 4 July 2012

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UPDATED:

07:57 GMT, 5 July 2012

Actress Naomi Watts has undergone a major transformation to take on the role of Princess Diana in the biopic Caught In Flight, but while her hair and wardrobe fit the part, it's clear that the 43-year-old bears little resemblance to the late Princess.

Here we take a look at some of her fellow stars who have played Royals, despite looking nothing like them…

PRINCESS DIANA

British-born actress Naomi Watts on the set of the new Diana biopic Caught In Flight

British-born actress Naomi Watts on the set of the new Diana biopic Caught In Flight

British-born actress Naomi Watts on the set of the new Diana biopic Caught In Flight

Amy Seccombe in 1998 Channel 5 tribute, The Peoples Princess (left), Caroline Bliss in 1982 programme Charles & Diana: A Royal Love Story and Lesley Harcourt in the 2011 TV movie William & Catherine ( far right)

Amy Seccombe in 1998 Channel 5 tribute, The Peoples Princess (left), Caroline Bliss in 1982 programme Charles & Diana: A Royal Love Story and Lesley Harcourt in the 2011 TV movie William & Catherine ( far right)

Amy Seccombe in 1998 Channel 5 tribute, The Peoples Princess (left), Caroline Bliss in 1982 programme Charles & Diana: A Royal Love Story and Lesley Harcourt in the 2011 TV movie William & Catherine ( far right)

Amy Seccombe in 1998 Channel 5 tribute, The People’s Princess (left), Caroline Bliss in 1982 programme Charles & Diana: A Royal Love Story and Lesley Harcourt in the 2011 TV movie William & Catherine ( far right)

 Genevieve O Reilly

Genevieve OReilly donned twinset and pearls in another C5 show, 2007s Last Days Of A Princess (left) Michelle Duncan sports the famous hairstyle in Whatever Love Means and Catherine Oxenberg in 1992s Charles & Diana: Unhappily Ever After (right)

Genevieve OReilly donned twinset and pearls in another C5 show, 2007s Last Days Of A Princess (left) Michelle Duncan sports the famous hairstyle in Whatever Love Means and Catherine Oxenberg in 1992s Charles & Diana: Unhappily Ever After (right)

Genevieve O’Reilly donned twinset and pearls in another C5 show, 2007’s Last Days Of A Princess (left) Michelle Duncan sports the famous hairstyle in Whatever Love Means and Catherine Oxenberg in 1992’s Charles & Diana: Unhappily Ever After (right)

PRINCESS ANNE

Alexandra Moen in the 2005 movie Whatever Love Means (left) and Annie Page in TV film Charles And Diana, A Royal Love Story

Alexandra Moen in the 2005 movie Whatever Love Means (left) and Annie Page in TV film Charles And Diana, A Royal Love Story

Alexandra Moen in the 2005 movie Whatever Love Means (left) and Annie Page in TV film Charles And Diana, A Royal Love Story

PRINCE WILLIAM

Freddie Sayers in C5s The Peoples Princess in 1998 (left) Jake Taylor Shantos in the 2006 film The Queen and Jordan Frieda in 2002 film Prince William (right)

Freddie Sayers in C5s The Peoples Princess in 1998 (left) Jake Taylor Shantos in the 2006 film The Queen and Jordan Frieda in 2002 film Prince William (right)

Freddie Sayers in C5s The Peoples Princess in 1998 (left) Jake Taylor Shantos in the 2006 film The Queen and Jordan Frieda in 2002 film Prince William (right)

Freddie Sayers in C5’s The People’s Princess in 1998 (left) Jake Taylor Shantos in the 2006 film The Queen and Jordan Frieda in 2002 film Prince William (right)

Nico Evers-Swindell in last years William & Kate (left) and Dan Amboyer in William & Catherine: Royal Romance

Nico Evers-Swindell in last years William & Kate (left) and Dan Amboyer in William & Catherine: Royal Romance

Nico Evers-Swindell in last year’s William & Kate (left) and Dan Amboyer in William & Catherine: Royal Romance

KATE MIDDLETON

Camilla Luddington as Kate Middleton

Camilla Luddington in U.S. film William & Kate

PRINCESS MARGARET

Nichola Lindsay in C4s The Princess And The Gangster (left), Lucy Cohu in the 2005 television film The Queens Sister, shown on C4 and Jessica Oyelowo in the satire Churchill: The Hollywood Years (right)

Nichola Lindsay in C4s The Princess And The Gangster (left), Lucy Cohu in the 2005 television film The Queens Sister, shown on C4 and Jessica Oyelowo in the satire Churchill: The Hollywood Years (right)

Nichola Lindsay in C4s The Princess And The Gangster (left), Lucy Cohu in the 2005 television film The Queens Sister, shown on C4 and Jessica Oyelowo in the satire Churchill: The Hollywood Years (right)

Nichola Lindsay in C4’s The Princess And The Gangster (left), Lucy Cohu in the 2005 television film The Queen’s Sister, shown on C4 and Jessica Oyelowo in the satire Churchill: The Hollywood Years (right)

PRINCE PHILLIP

James Cromwell in the 2006 film The Queen (left) and Stewart Granger in The Romance Of Charles & Diana here

Stewart Granger as Prince Philip

James Cromwell in the 2006 film The Queen (left) and Stewart Granger in The Romance Of Charles & Diana

THE QUEEN

Helen Mirrens arguably definitive portrayal in 2006 film The Queen (left), Samantha Bond as a middle-aged monarch in C4s The Queen and Diana Quick depicted an older sovereign in the 2009 C4 series (right)

Samantha Bond plays the Queen

Diana Quick plays the Queen

Helen Mirren’s arguably definitive portrayal in 2006 film The Queen (left), Samantha Bond as a middle-aged monarch in C4’s The Queen and Diana Quick depicted an older sovereign in the 2009 C4 series (right)

Barbara Flynn as Queen Elizabeth

The Queen, portrayed by Rosemary Leach

Carolyn Sadowska as Queen Elizabeth

Barbara Flynn as Elizabeth in her ‘annus horribilis’ in C4’s The Queen (left), Rosemary Leach reigned in 2002 TV movie Prince William and Carolyn Sadowska in The Women Of Windsor in 1992

Jane Alexander in William & Catherine: Royal Romance (left), Emilia Fox was the young Elizabeth in C4s The Queen and Emma Thompson in Sky drama Walking The Dogs (right)

Jane Alexander in William & Catherine: Royal Romance (left), Emilia Fox was the young Elizabeth in C4s The Queen and Emma Thompson in Sky drama Walking The Dogs (right)

Emma Thompson as The Queen

Jane Alexander in William & Catherine: Royal Romance (left), Emilia Fox was the young Elizabeth in C4’s The Queen and Emma Thompson in Sky drama Walking The Dogs (right)

Susan Jameson in yet another portrayal from C4s The Queen (left) and Dana Wynter in 1982s The Royal Romance Of Charles & Diana

Susan Jameson in yet another portrayal from C4s The Queen (left) and Dana Wynter in 1982s The Royal Romance Of Charles & Diana

Susan Jameson in yet another portrayal from C4’s The Queen (left) and Dana Wynter in 1982’s The Royal Romance Of Charles & Diana

PRINCE CHARLES

Roger Rees in American TV movie Charles & Diana: Unhappily Ever After (left), David Robb in 1982 TV film Charles & Diana, A Royal Love Story and Laurence Fox played the Prince in ITVs Whatever Love Means (right)

 Roger Rees in American TV movie Charles & Diana: Unhappily Ever After (left), David Robb in 1982 TV film Charles & Diana, A Royal Love Story and Laurence Fox played the Prince in ITVs Whatever Love Means (right)

Roger Rees in American TV movie Charles & Diana: Unhappily Ever After (left), David Robb in 1982 TV film Charles & Diana, A Royal Love Story and Laurence Fox played the Prince in ITVs Whatever Love Means (right)

Roger Rees in American TV movie Charles & Diana: Unhappily Ever After (left), David Robb in 1982 TV film Charles & Diana, A Royal Love Story and Laurence Fox played the Prince in ITV’s Whatever Love Means (right)

Jim Piddocks portrayal in ITVs The Women Of Windsor (left), Mike Yarwoods take-off of Charles on his Thames TV show and Christopher Bowen in the 1996 U.S. TV movie Princess In Love (right)

Mike Yarwood as Prince Charles

Jim Piddocks portrayal in ITVs The Women Of Windsor (left), Mike Yarwoods take-off of Charles on his Thames TV show and Christopher Bowen in the 1996 U.S. TV movie Princess In Love (right)

Jim Piddock’s portrayal in ITV’s The Women Of Windsor (left), Mike Yarwood’s take-off of Charles on his Thames TV show and Christopher Bowen in the 1996 U.S. TV movie Princess In Love (right)

Martin Turner in the 2002 TV movie Prince William and Victor Garber was Charles in William & Catherine

Victor Garber

Martin Turner in the 2002 TV movie Prince William and Victor Garber was Charles in William & Catherine

CAMILLA, DUCHESS OF CORNWALL

Olivia Poulet in Granadas Whatever Love Means (left), Carolyn Pickles in U.S. docusoap Prince William and Jean Smart in the U.S. TV film William & Catherine (right)

Carolyn Pickles as Camilla Parker Bowles

Camilla and Charles

Olivia Poulet in Granada’s Whatever Love Means (left), Carolyn Pickles in U.S. docusoap Prince William and Jean Smart in the U.S. TV film William & Catherine (right)