Everything we know about The Crown season three

Must See 03/07/2019

It's been a long 18 months since The Crown gave us season 2, and while there is no official release date for The Crown season 3 yet, experts have said that we can expect it around December this year.

It’s set to be the most scandalous season of The Crown, with the new season chronicling the lives of young royals Prince Charles and Princess Anne as well as how the family adjusts to the changes of the late 1960s and 1970s.

Netflix has all but confirmed when the next season of The Crown will take place after it announced Jason Watkins would play Prime Minister Harold Wilson, who was in office from 1964-1970 and 1974-1976.

A statement from producers later confirmed season three would cover 1963 to 1977, Town and Country reported.

There’s plenty of fodder during this period thanks to the very public breakdown of Princess Margaret’s marriage to Lord Snowdon, the attempted kidnapping of Princess Anne, and Prince Charles’ 1969 investiture ceremony where he became the Prince of Wales.

Other major plots rumoured to have made the cut are England’s win in the 1966 World Cup and the Aberfan Disaster.

Unfortunately for fans of The Crown and the royal family, season three won't introduce us to the late Princess of Wales. But she will be in season four, which was filmed back-to-back after season three.

“Diana’s not in this season,” casting director Nine Gold told Vanity Fair. “When we do get to her, that is going to be pretty interesting.”

Camilla and Charles’ early relationship will also make a feature.

This year's cast is full of some very talented actor and actresses'.

2018 Oscar winner Olivia Colman will star as Queen Elizabeth II, alongside Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip.

The well-known Helena Bonham Carter is Princess Margaret, and playing 
Antony Armstrong-Jones, Lord Snowdon is Ben Daniels.

Josh O’Connor, who has starred in Peaky Blinders and Law & Order, is Prince Charles while Erin Doherty is portraying Princess Anne.