Two of the most notorious modern royals are set to make their television debuts.
The sixth season of ‘The Crown’, which is currently filming in St Andrews, Scotland, is set to star Ed McVey and Meg Bellamy as college-aged Prince William and Kate Middleton, respectively. The couple met in 2001 while studying at the University of St Andrews, and photographers caught the actors filming a scene on March 17 that appeared to be a potential meeting.
William and Kate’s relationship has been eagerly followed by the tabloids since they met. They became engaged in November 2010 and married on April 29, 2011 at Westminster Abbey. They also have three children: Prince George of Wales, Princess Charlotte of Wales and Prince Louis of Wales.
It has been speculated that this season will focus on the royal family in the 90s, including the death of William’s mother, Princess Diana. While it’s believed they won’t show the moment of death, it will include the onset and aftermath. A source said Variety there’s a strong desire within the production team “to get it right and manage [it] with sensitivity.
In September 2022, “The Crown” halted filming on the day Queen Elizabeth II died and also announced that they would suspend production on the day of her funeral.
Prince William recently came under fire after his brother Prince Harry revealed in his autobiography that William physically attacked Harry after he insulted his wife, Meghan Markle.
After allegedly calling Markle ‘difficult’, ‘rude’ and ‘abrasive’, Harry wrote that William ‘grabbed me by the collar, ripped my collar and… threw me to the ground’.