The crown is set to return for its sixth and final season on Netflix next month.

The hit drama based on the royal family during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II will conclude in two parts, the first of which premieres on November 16th and the second on December 14th.

The same main cast from season five reprises their roles in the final series, with some new additions.

This means that Imelda Staunton will complete the latest iteration of Elizabeth II after replacing Olivia Colman (seasons three and four), who replaced Claire Foy (seasons one and two).

It was revealed earlier this year that all three versions of the monarch will appear in the final season as a “tribute to the late Queen.”

The next season promised to cover the death of Princess Diana “with sensitivity” and will also feature the wedding between the now King Charles III and Queen Camilla.

Kate Middleton will also be portrayed in the series for the first time, while the beginnings of her romance with Prince William at the University of St Andrews are explored.

See how the cast of season six of The crown compares to their real-life counterparts.

Ed McVey and Meg Bellamy as Prince William and Kate Middleton

Ed McVey and Meg Bellamy (left) and Prince William and Kate Middleton

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Newcomers Ed McVey and Meg Bellamy will portray the blossoming romance between Prince William and Kate Middleton.

The two met while studying at St Andrews University in Scotland. Nineteen-year-old Bellamy makes her acting debut as Princess Kate after reading about the casting on social media and sending in an audition tape.

Luther Ford as Prince Harry

Luther Ford (left) and Prince Harry in 2005

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Luther Ford will replace child actor Fflyn Edwards in the second part of The crownsixth season.

Earlier this year, it was reported that season six would depict the infamous incident where Prince Harry wore a Nazi uniform to a costume party.

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Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II

Imelda Staunton (left) and Queen Elizabeth II


Imelda Staunton took on the role of Queen in the late sixties and early seventies, while facing the collapse of her children's marriages and the scandals that plagued the royal family in the nineties and early nineties.

“I’ve lived with her for a long time, so I actually felt more comfortable this time around,” Staunton said ahead of the new series. “I love her stillness and her ability to not let herself be shaken by everything that must have been happening constantly – throughout her life – around her.”

Jonathan Pryce (left) and Prince Philip


Jonathan Pryce returns as Prince Philip. “[Phillip’s] a highly educated and intelligent intellectual with great interests in the natural world and the sciences. I think I wanted to present more of that side of him,” Pryce previously said. Vanity Fair. “I also grew to like him and realized he had a sense of humor and fun.”

Dominic West as Prince Charles

Dominic West (left) and King Charles III


Dominic West plays Prince Charles, now King Charles III, in possibly the most dramatic period of his life. “I talked to a lot of people who knew [Charles] because he met a lot of people, he probably met more than anyone except the Queen and Prince Philip. Almost everyone has extremely warm and kind things to say about him,” West said.

Elizabeth Debicki as Diana, Princess of Wales

Elizabeth Debicki (left) and Diana, Princess of Wales


The crown The sixth season depicts a blossoming relationship between Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed before her fateful car accident, which occurred in the early hours of August 31, 1997.

“I think it's a really unique challenge as an actor to portray those days,” Debicki said of filming the harrowing final season. “I really trusted [showrunner] Peter [Morgan]the emotional model he created for us to follow. It's his interpretation and I think it made emotional sense to me, so I stuck to it. Because obviously it’s devastating and worrying and we can never know.”

Lydia Leonard and Bertie Carvel as Cherie and Tony Blair

Lydia Leonard and Bertie Carvel (left) and Tony and Cherie Blair

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Bertie Carvel appeared at the end of the fifth season as Prime Minister Tony Blair, taking over from John Major (Jonny Lee Miller).

O Doctor Foster star said The Independent earlier this year, he took on the role “without seeing any script.”

Claudia Harrison and Theo Fraser Steele as the Princess Royal and Sir Timothy Laurence

Claudia Harrison and Theo Fraser Steele (left) and the Princess Royal and Sir Timothy Laurence


In the nineties, Anne, Princess Royal, met and fell in love with Timothy Laurence, who was then equerry to Queen Elizabeth II. Claudia Harrison and Theo Fraser Steele are expected to reprise their roles in season six.

Olivia Williams as Camilla Parker Bowles

Olivia Williams (left) and Queen Camilla


Olivia Williams looks strange as Camilla Parker Bowles in The crown. During a round table with the costume designers and head of hair and makeup at The crown, Sidonie Roberts, associate costume designer and head buyer, said of Williams: “She's very chic, isn't she, Olivia Williams? Because some of the things we were putting on Camilla… it definitely shows how much the wig and makeup helps us.”

Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret

Lesley Manville (left) and Princess Margaret


Lesley Manville returns as a lively Princess Margaret in The crownlast season.

In a 2022 interview with The Independent, Manville said of dramatizing real-life royalty: “We don't know, so we have to make it up. That's what writers do. That's what Peter Morgan did. That's what Shakespeare did. What actors do is interpret what a writer wrote. But I think The crown is very supportive of the royal family. It humanizes them and shows that if you poke them, they bleed just like anyone else.”

Salim Dau as Mohamed Al-Fayed

Salim Dau (left) and Mohamed Al-Fayed


Salim Dau shines in his role as billionaire businessman Mohamed Al-Fayed. “I love this character. I love him very much and I like portraying him because I love him. In this series, he is so human and so colorful,” said Dau. “He is difficult at times, very difficult, funny, like a child – with his son he is sometimes very, very difficult, but he has a lot of love for his son and the audience will see that and feel exactly what I'm talking about.”

Khalid Abdalla as Dodi Fayed

Khalid Abdalla (left) and Dodi Fayed


Khalid Abdalla's Dodi Fayed appears once again in the sixth season. His character is expected to play a more prominent role this time around, as a romance forms between him and Princess Diana.

Last year, Abdalla said The Independent that the Egyptian film producer “was never really mourned because he was never really known.”



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