The new images show a photo of a fictional and beloved Prince William and Middleton holding hands at the University of St Andrews in Scotland, where the real-life couple first began their romance.
Two close-up images of the actors in costume were also posted. Middleton, who appears as a character for the first time in The crownwill be played by Meg Bellamy.
Prince William will be played by newcomer Ed McVey, who was photographed in what appears to be a luxurious living room in one of the royal residences.
Netflix even included a behind-the-scenes snapshot of the actors posing outside the famous Northpoint Cafe where Middleton and Prince William met in 2001.
The casting rumor for Prince William and Middleton has been doing the rounds online for many weeks, starting when the actors were first spotted filming at the University of St Andrews. Many social media users shared images of the production online.
The crown follow the life and reign of queen elizabeth ii, who died in September 2022 at the age of 96, having served 70 years on the throne. Fast approaching the era of the modern monarchy, the new season will partly follow Prince William as he tries to blend in at university and start a romance with his wife of one day, Middleton.
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The crown, especially in recent years, is not without its critics. As the dramatized true story moves ever closer to modern times, some have complained that the production is too sensational.
In an open letter to The Times UK last year, Oscar winner actress Judi Dench wrote that The crown presents “an inaccurate and hurtful account of history.”
“Indeed, the closer the drama draws to our current times, the more freely it seems willing to blur the lines between historical accuracy and crude sensationalism,” Dench wrote.
He was concerned that the public, particularly abroad, might take The crown as true
At the time, Netflix responded and stated The crown “is a fictional dramatization that imagines what could have happened behind closed doors during an important decade for the Royal Family, a decade that has already been scrutinized and well documented by journalists, biographers and historians.”
The crown will air on Netflix later this year.
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