The Crown casts Prince William and Kate Middleton for season 6

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The Crown has cast the Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge for season 6.

Following a long search for the right actors to play the royal couple, three actors have been announced in the crucial roles.

Teenager Rufus Kampa will play Prince William when he is aged 15 in the series, while Ed McVey will portray him in his late teens and early adult years. Meg Bellamy has been cast as Kate Middleton.

Kampa will play Prince William in episodes that detail how the royal family dealt with the death of Princess Diana, the mother of Prince William.

McVey will play Prince William in storylines depicting his courtship of Kate. The episodes will show how they met at the University of St Andrews in Scotland in 2001.

Meanwhile, Bellamy will play Kate throughout the series.

While all of the actors are newcomers to television, they do have some acting experience elsewhere. Kampa made his West End debut three years ago, McVey has understudied in the Old Vic's Camp Siefried in London, and Bellamy has been involved in amateur plays and film-making.

Bellamy and Kampa submitted self-taped audition videos after a casting call on social media, and producers liked them.

The three newcomers will begin filming this year as the show's depiction of the royal family begins to catch up to modern-day history.

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Season five will premiere on Netflix this November with a new cast that includes Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth, Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip, Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret, Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana, and Dominic West as Prince Charles.

The Crown has previously helped to launch several actors into stardom. Josh O'Connor and Emma Corrin, who previously played Prince Charles and Princess Diana respectively, received acclaim and plenty of plaudits for their star-making turn as the royal couple.

The same could very well happen for the new trio of Kampa, McVey, and Bellamy in this exciting turn in their careers.

The Crown season 5 will premiere in November 2022, while seasons 1-4 are now streaming on Netflix. Seasons 1-3 are also available on DVD and Blu-ray.

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