The Crown has cast Senan West — Dominic West's 13-year-old son — as Prince William, Variety reported on Wednesday, November 17.
Dominic — who appears in season 5 of the Netflix hit series — is taking over from Josh O'Conner as Prince Charles, and he appears alongside Elizabeth Debicki, who plays Princess Diana.
According to the outlet, Senan has been cast as a slightly older Prince William, and he will appear in some of the final episodes of the season.
The series has been stirring up some drama lately. As The Royal Observer reported, one scene in which Debicki wears Princess Diana's "revenge dress" was apparently filmed right out of William's door.
“They could have chosen any location to recreate this scene, but they opted to select a spot which can almost be viewed by William from his bedroom window," an insider said, The Sun reported. “Just imagine if he had seen. There’s also likely to be questions asked about how any permission was given to use a royal park to film a drama which the royal family has been so deeply unhappy about. But even more bewildering is the fact The Crown was allowed to film in a park, which is also the home of Prince William.”
This comes after the royal family may be thinking about suing Netflix over their portrayals in the show.
“Friends of the royal family sought legal advice," the source claimed. “The advice they received would also apply to the royal family. Although this is not direct legal advice given to the Queen and her family — they have been made aware of this advice.”
"Given Harry’s money-spinning deal, The Crown has become even more of a talking point," they continued. “Worryingly, a lot of people, especially Americans, seem to think it is effectively a documentary — and much of the drama hasn’t exactly been flattering from a royal perspective. But these are real people and many are still alive. The next series could potentially be very damaging.”