Keen viewers of The Crown will be eagerly awaiting the upcoming fifth series of the show, which will depict Princess Diana's split from Prince Charles - but if you're hoping for modern-day royal stories, you'll be disappointed to know that Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton won't be portrayed on future seasons of the show.
Screenwriter and creator of the show Peter Morgan has said that the younger royals will not be depicted in the final season 'due to his 20-year rule' which he enforces to ensure that the story is being told from beginning to end, where possible.
Morgan told the Hollywood Reporter: 'I just think you get so much more interesting (with time).
'Meghan and Harry are in the middle of their journey, and I don't know what their journey is or how it will end...
'I sort of have in my head a 20-year rule. That is enough time and enough distance to really understand something, to understand its role, to understand its position, to understand its relevance.
'Often things that appear absolutely wildly important today are instantly forgotten, and other things have a habit of sticking around and proving to be historically very relevant and long-lasting.'
He added: 'I don't know where in the scheme of things Prince Andrew or indeed Meghan Markle or Harry will ever appear. We won't know, and you need time to stop something being journalistic.
'There've been wives that have been married into the Royal Family that have felt unwelcome and that they don't fit in. So, there are plenty of stories to tell without telling the story of Harry and Meghan.'
But while we may not get the modern story, there is plenty to look forward to in terms of historical royal family depictions.
Netflix has revealed that the acclaimed period drama won't be returning for season 5 until 2022, as filming hasn't even started yet - but the upcoming season is set to be one of the best yet thanks to a stellar cast.
Imelda Staunton had been cast as Queen Elizabeth, Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret, Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip, and that Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana.
We can't wait!
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