At a conference in Israel on Tuesday, producers of Netflix’s The Crown revealed that female lead Claire Foy earned less than male lead Matt Smith during the show's first two seasons.

While Smith had considerably more experience in front of the camera than Foy because of his tenure on Doctor Who, Foy was far and away the biggest awards draw for the show – having earned a Golden Globe, SAG Award, and an Emmy nomination for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth on the show about her ascension and rule to the present day.

"Going forward, no one gets paid more than the Queen," Left Bank Pictures (one of the companies behind The Crown) creative director and executive producer Suzanne Mackie said at the Jerusalem conference.

This news comes as Foy and Smith’s parts are being recast for an anticipated fifth and sixth season after the previously announced third and fourth. Olivia Colman will be taking over for Foy, with no one yet announced to replace Smith as Prince Philip. Helena Bonham Carter has been cast as Princess Margaret in place of Vanessa Kirby, and other new characters – particularly Princess Diana – will also be introduced.