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Meet the new Prince Charles and Princess Diana for the upcoming seasons of 'The Crown’!

By Shafiyqah  /  18 Aug 2021 (Wednesday)

With the success that followed the previous seasons of ‘The Crown’ an Emmy-winning historical drama about the royal family, controversial yet immaculately true turmoils exhibited in the series caused jaw-dropping predicament against the lives of royalty to commoners. Snide and cunning conspiracies surface even further.

While many seem to admire the glamorous lifestyle, upon witnessing the series, many dugged up secrets (well supposedly, “theories” emerged) that were supposedly meant to be carried to the grave. 

'The Crown', known for following the tradition of continuously shifting and rotating its cast members every two seasons unveiled their new stellar cast.

Here's a look into the novices for the two upcoming seasons: 

Imelda Stauton will undertake the role of Queen Elizabeth II previously played by Colman, Jonathan Pryce taking over as Prince Philips, Lesley Manville stepping in as Princess Margeret, Claudia Harrison as Princess Anne previously played by Erin Doherty, Olivia Williams as Camilla Parker Bowles and finally, Jonny Lee Miller as Prime Minister John Major.

Countering this announcement, Netflix has announced that Dominic West and Elizabeth Debicki will play the role of Prince Charles and Princess Diana respectively. 

Dominic West as Prince Charles

Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana
The roles that have yet to be announced are Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, highly likely to appear in minor roles after their season 4 appearances, with the former having his own marital issues with Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, at the same time as Charles and Diana.  Prince Harry and Prince William'may adopt more screen time as well.

Predominantly,  actors and actresses who have landed the roles seem to be those who have manifested a name for themselves in the industry. Notably, Staunton’s role as Dolores Umbridge in the renowned 'Harry Potter' film series, Pryce as Pope Francis in ‘The Two Popes’, Menville starring as Flittle in ‘Maleficent’, West as Jimmy Mcnulty in ‘The Wire’ and Debicki as Ayesha in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’, Harrison in ‘The IT Crowd’, Williams as Ruth Lang in Roman Polanski's 'The Ghost Writer' and Miller as Sick Boy in ‘Trainspotting’.

'The Crown', was created by Peter Morgan who developed it from his drama film, ‘The Queen (2006)’, it's a fact and fiction inspired by true events of the The British Monarchy.

As described by Netflix:

“This drama follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II's reign and the events that shaped the second half of the 20th century.”

Watch the previous seasons of ‘The Crown’ on Netflix while awaiting the upcoming Season 5, expected to premiere in 2022.

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