There they’re! Netflix is giving followers of The Crown their first glimpse of younger Prince William and Princess Kate within the upcoming sixth season.
Pictures from the royal drama have been launched on Thursday, April 27, displaying newcomers Ed McVey and Meg Bellamy in character because the duke and duchess, respectively. One picture reveals the twosome smiling as they stroll hand in hand on the College of St Andrews campus in Scotland.
A second pic provides a more in-depth take a look at McVey, 23, channeling the Prince of Wales in a navy swimsuit jacket and khaki pants. Bellamy, 19, appears to be like intently on the digital camera in a 3rd photograph.
Each actors are making their Crown debuts on season 6, which would be the present’s closing installment. “As The Crown enters a brand new decade, Prince William begins at College in St Andrew’s, decided to steer as regular a life as potential whereas he nonetheless can,” learn an official synopsis from the streaming platform. “Additionally starting life as a College pupil, is Kate Middleton from Berkshire. Because the pair meet for the primary time on campus, a brand new romance and a brand new future for The Crown begins.”
A premiere date has not but been introduced, however the season contains a star-studded solid, together with Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II and Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip. Dominic West and Elizabeth Debicki will return to painting now-King Charles III and the late Princess Diana, respectively.
The anthology premiered in 2016 and has been nominated for greater than 60 Emmy Awards, successful a complete of 21. Regardless of its rave evaluations from followers, the collection has been publicly criticized for its lack of historic accuracy. In October 2022, Netflix added a disclaimer.
“Impressed by actual occasions, this fictional dramatization tells the story of Queen Elizabeth II and the political and private occasions that formed her reign,” the message learn.
Manufacturing on season 6 started in September 2022, the identical month Elizabeth died at age 96. Filming briefly paused within the wake of her demise however resumed later that month.
Whereas the real-life William and Kate have been tight-lipped about their opinions on The Crown, Prince Harry has supplied his perspective greater than as soon as. The Duke of Sussex, 38, even joked on The Late Late Present With James Corden that he would need Damian Lewis to play him on the Netflix hit.
“They don’t fake to be information. It’s fiction. … But it surely’s loosely primarily based on the reality,” he stated in February 2021. “It provides you a tough concept about what that way of life, what the pressures of placing obligation and repair above household and the whole lot else, what can come from that. I’m far more comfy with The Crown than I’m seeing the tales written about my household, or my spouse, or myself.”
Earlier this 12 months, Harry admitted that he’s seen each “the older stuff and the newer stuff.” (The Crown started to discover Diana and Charles’ relationship — and its demise — on season 4 in 2020.)
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“Sure I do [watch it], truly,” he stated on The Late Present With Stephen Colbert. “Which by the way in which, is one more reason why it’s so essential that historical past has it proper.”