According to The Crown, the courting of Prince William and Kate Middleton is now being filmed, making it the greatest love tale ever recorded.
The production of the last season of Netflix’s flagship series, which was once the most costly series ever made, has begun, and we’re already getting a glimpse of the action.
Ed McVey, who portrays Prince William, and Meg Bellamy, who portrays Kate Middleton, are seen chatting against a backdrop of blackened granite structures and cloudy weather. Several new figures are shown in the photos, although their intended roles are unknown.
The show is filming on location at St Andrews University in Scotland, where the couple met in real life.
William and Kate met in 2001 while both were art history students. Then, William changed his major to geography. Shortly after graduation, the pair broke up, but by 2010 they were engaged.
It is unclear how much of this time will be covered in season 6 of The Crown.
The previous season focused on the dissolution of the marriage between Prince Charles (portrayed by Dominic West) and Princess Diana (Elizabeth Debicki), as well as Diana’s divorce and relationship with Dodi Al Fayed (Khalid Abdalla) up to her death in 1997.
Back in 2021, the show’s creators began hunting for their Kate and William. In September 2022, they revealed they had found their cast.
Two actors will represent the future king: Rufus Kampa, a teenager, and Ed McVey, an older prince. Meg Bellamy will portray Kate.
This will be Bellamy’s first professional role; none of the performers had ever worked on television.
After a “extensive” casting process that included a social media call out and self-recorded auditions, the three unknowns have joined a cast that includes Imelda Staunton, Jonathan Pryce, Marvel’s Elizabeth Debicki, and The Wire’s Shane West.
From its debut season, which dealt with the death of King George, Queen Elizabeth’s father, and her coronation as a young, untested monarch, The Crown has received widespread critical praise.
Queen Elizabeth was portrayed by Claire Foy in the 1950s and 1960s, Olivia Coleman from the 1960s through the 1980s, and Imeda Staunton since the 1990s.
On November 9, 2022, Season 5 of The Crown began streaming on Netflix. It is anticipated that the final season would not show until later in the year.