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Patrick Gomez
August 25, 2017 08:00 AM

Claire Foy could not be more thrilled that her Netflix hit, The Crown, has been nominated for 13 Emmy awards.

“It’s such an honor,” the actress — who is nominated outstanding lead actress in a drama series — says in the current issue of PEOPLE.

Foy, 33, is looking forward to reuniting with her castmates at all the parties surrounding the Sept. 17 awards show.

  • For more from Foy — and what fans can expect from season 2 of her historical drama — pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands now

But the U.K.-based star, who has a 2-year-old daughter, has another reason she’s excited to head to Los Angeles in a few weeks.

“I live in London and I have a child, so getting on a transatlantic flight and having my hair and makeup done and getting to wear a beautiful dress and have a night out is amazing,” says Foy. “It’ll be magic — aside from the jet lag!”

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The upcoming second season, which will cover the Queen’s reign from 1956 to 1964, will be the last for Foy and costar Matt Smith.

The Crown season 2 hits Netflix on Dec. 8.

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