The Crown is currently filming its sixth and final season, but fans of the series are curious to know what they can expect to see in the upcoming episodes. Although the full scope of the series' timeline has not been revealed, it's been confirmed that Prince William's college romance with Kate Middleton will be depicted, but who will be portraying the Prince and Princess of Wales?
Ed McVey was chosen to portray William in his young adult years. The thespian has a background in theater and graduated from Drama Centre London in 2021, and although this will be his television debut, McVey understudied Camp Siegfried at the Old Vic.
McVey announced his next venture via Instagram last September. "Ahhhhh the big news is now out!!! I’m absolutely buzzing to be given the opportunity to play Prince William in #thecrown in Series 6," he wrote in a caption. "Alongside the amazing @megkbellamy Gunna be an amazing shoot can’t wait to learn all I can."
Similar to her costar, Meg Bellamy's role as Kate will also be her introduction into the industry. Not much is known of Bellamy outside of her gig portraying the future queen of England. It's been reported that she previously had an experience as an amateur filmmaker.
"Pinch me, please. So excited to announce that I will be playing Kate Middleton in Series 6 of Netflix’s The Crown. It is such an honor to be joining the most incredible cast and crew, and I will strive to do Kate justice," she shared on social media.
While Bellamy and McVey work on capturing William and Kate's love affair, current students at St. Andrews have caught glimpses of The Crown's film crew on campus grounds.
Aside from William and Kate's courtship, the series has already received backlash for its decision to depict Princess Diana's fatal car crash.
The Royal Observer previously reported that the royal family is mentally preparing themselves for the traumatic imagery. "It’s going to cause a lot of upset with the royal family," a source close to the family said. "If it was any other family I’m not sure they’d do it."