5 things you need to know about The Crown Season 3

  1. When can I watch it?

Filming of season three commenced in July 2018 and Netflix has confirmed the release date for the show will be in 2019, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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  1. What’s going to happen?

Each season of The Crown has covered a decade of the Queen’s reign and the third season will focus on Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip as they reach their fifties. Unlike seasons one and two, the new season will also feature younger members of the Royal Family. Get ready to watch more storylines involving the couple’s children, including Prince Charles and Princess Anne. Camilla Parker Bowles will also make her first appearance. History tells us that the breakup of the marriage between Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon is likely to feature too.

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  1. Who is in the cast of The Crown Season 3?

It’s all change this season, the entire cast will be replaced by new actors as we move into a more recent era of the Queen’s story. Broadchurch and Peep Show star, Olivia Colman, takes on the role of Queen Elizabeth from Claire Foy, who played the monarch in seasons one and two. “I’m really nervous to take over something that’s been so great – it’s scary,” said Olivia in an interview with The Sun. “They’re giving me a great voice coach who will make sure I speak like the Queen.”

Tobias Menzies replaces Matt Smith as Prince Philip. Best known as Edmure Tully in Game of Thrones, you’ll also recognise Menzies as Frank Randall from fantasy drama Outlander.

Netflix has confirmed that Hollywood star Helena Bonham Carter will take on the role of Princess Margaret in season three, and Josh O’Connor will play a young Prince Charles in his late teens and early 20s.

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  1. Will Princess Diana be in The Crown Season 3?

Although the season may be set to cover the years up until 1977, when Charles and Diana first met, it looks like we’re going to have to wait until season four to meet the People’s Princess. Show creator Peter Morgan told Vanity Fair: “I’ve mapped out what might be a third season. If [Diana] were to be introduced, it’d probably have to wait until the fourth.”

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  1. Will this be the last season of The Crown?

No. A fourth season is already confirmed and Peter Morgan has told Variety.com that seasons three and four will be shot back-to-back.