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How Did Princess Diana & Cruella de Vil Inspire Elizabeth Hurley for The Royals?

UpdatePosted 03/10/2015 04:45PM

How Did Princess Diana & Cruella de Vil Inspire Elizabeth Hurley for The Royals?

Originally posted 03/10/2015 01:25PM

When Elizabeth Hurley began creating her character for E!'s new primetime soap The Royals, the actress spotted a few unexpected inspirations.

To play Britain's Queen Helena, "I didn't use the Queen of England because we're from different generations," Hurley told PEOPLE on Monday night at the show's premiere in New York City.

"But I'd like to think Princess Diana could look and dress – had she ever become Queen of England – like Queen Helena because she looked very modern, very fresh."

Hurley said she also drew from Disney villain "Cruella de Vil and a lot of other people ... to make my part three-dimensional."

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Did Kate Give a Clue About Her Baby's Sex?

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Did Kate Give a Clue About Her Baby's Sex?

Originally posted 03/10/2015 02:20PM

The royal men have made their feelings known, with Prince Charles saying he would like a granddaughter, and Prince William favoring a girl before Prince George was born.

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Pregnant Princess Kate Is Pretty in Pink for a Special Church Service

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Pregnant Princess Kate Is Pretty in Pink for a Special Church Service

Originally posted 03/09/2015 01:15PM

Princess Kate began a week of royal outings Monday when she stepped out for a special church service.

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Princess Kate Is Heading to Downton Abbey

Princess Kate Is Heading to Downton Abbey

Originally posted 03/05/2015 08:45AM

Downton Abbey has welcomed its share of fictional dignitaries. But next week it will host a most esteemed visitor for real.

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PHOTOS: Prince William Pow Wows with an Elephant in China

Prince William Makes Hard-Hitting Speech in China on Illegal Wildlife Trade

Originally posted 03/04/2015 12:05PM

On the last day of his tour of China, Prince William spoke passionately about the importance of protecting wildlife at a conservation conference in Yunnan Province.

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Prince William Plays Soccer – And Meets Paddington! – in China

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Prince William Plays Soccer – And Meets Paddington! – in China

Originally posted 03/03/2015 11:55AM

Prince William plans to be an air ambulance pilot, but he might be missing his calling as a great soccer coach.

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UpdatePosted 03/03/2015 11:55AM

Did a Naked Man Really Climb Out of Buckingham Palace? (VIDEO)

Originally posted 03/01/2015 11:30AM

Update: Oh, nooooooo, it's a hoax. Oh, we were so fooled! You win again, E!, with your creative viral promotion for your new scripted series The Royals, starring Elizabeth Hurley !

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A Very Pregnant Princess Kate Attends The Goring Hotel's Reopening (PHOTO)

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A Very Pregnant Princess Kate Attends The Goring Hotel's Reopening

Originally posted 03/02/2015 02:00PM

Pregnant Princess Kate was blooming in the spring sunshine Monday when she stepped out for a special celebration.

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Prince William Meets with Chinese President During Landmark Visit

Prince William Meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping During Landmark Visit

Originally posted 03/02/2015 11:45AM

Prince William wasted no time inviting President Xi Jinping to visit Britain, extending the offer on the first morning of his four-day visit to China.

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Prince William Visits Japan's Recovery Zone

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Prince William Visits Japan's Recovery Zone

Originally posted 02/28/2015 03:30PM

Prince William took the bullet train out of Tokyo on Saturday for the latest stop on his four-day tour of Japan – Koriyama, a town in Fukushima, which is still recovering from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster.

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