It is one of Netflix’s most beloved shows, and it looks set to have another bumper year ahead as The Crown has shared some juicy information about its upcoming season. The sixth edition of the fictionalised retelling of the British Royal family’s life has two new additions.
With such stars as Olivia Colman and Imelda Staunton having taken on the role of Queen Elizabeth as well as Emma Corin as Princess Diana, the esteem of the show has only gathered pace. However, the showrunners have now announced that they are introducing three relative unknowns for the roles of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Meg Bellamy, a 19-year-old with little to no acting experience, sent in an audition tape for the role and was such a dead ringer for the Duchess that she was given the job. It came after a casting call was issued on social media.
There are two more professional screen debuts, with Prince William being played by Ed McVey, aged 21, and 16-year-old Rufus Kampa, who will play the heir to the throne at various points in his life.
The sixth season will be the final chapter of The Crown story and will see the Royal Family navigate the aftermath of the Princess of Wales’ tragic death and approaching the 21st Century.
While Bellamy will play the role of Middelton before she becomes the Duchess of Cambridge, attending St. Andrews University and meeting Prince William, Kampa will play the teenage William struggling with his mother’s death, while McVey will take on the older role.
Watch the series trailer for season five of The Crown below.