Claire Foy is ''so grateful'' to have been nominated for an Emmy Award.

The 34-year-old actress is up for Lead Actress in a Drama Series at the upcoming ceremony for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth in 'The Crown' and is delighted to have been shortlisted alongside 'Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany, Elisabeth Moss from 'The Handmaid's Tale', Sandra Oh of 'Killing Eve', 'The Americans' Keri Russell and 'Westworld' star Evan Rachel Wood.

And as well as being happy about her nomination, Claire is ''thrilled'' her co-stars Matt Smith, who played her husband Prince Philip, on-screen sister Vanessa Kirby, and Matthew Goode, who played Lord Snowdon, have also received nods for Supporting Actor and Actress in a Drama Series, and Guest Actor in a Drama Series.

She said in a statement: ''I am so grateful for and honoured by the Emmys continued support for 'The Crown.' I am so proud to have been part of such an extraordinary cast, crew and production team and I share this nomination with them.

''I am also thrilled to see my good friends, Matt Smith, Vanessa Kirby and Matthew Goode recognised, and to be nominated alongside such incredible actresses is a true honour thank you Emmys....see you in September!!!''

Meanwhile, show creator Peter Morgan joked he hoped the news of the show's 13 Emmy nominations will bring cheer following England's World Cup exit at the hands of Croatia earlier this week.

He said: ''We're beyond thrilled to have been honoured with these nominations by the Academy, and especially delighted that Claire, Matt, Vanessa and Matthew have been recognised for their extraordinary performances.

''We're all still in mourning after the World Cup defeat, but I know this news will go some way to restoring our spirits.''

As well as recognition for the main cast, the show is nominated for Outstanding Drama Series, Peter was recognised for Outstanding Writing, and there was a nomination for director Stephen Daldry, as well as a string of other nominations.

The Primetime Emmy Awards take place on September 17 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles