The Crown: Meg Bellamy transforms into Kate Middleton with Ed McVey playing Prince William as the series recreates their time in St Andrews
Filming for the sixth and final series of the popular Netflix drama The Crown is underway.
And Meg Bellamy was transformed into Kate Middleton, while Ed McVey was seen playing Prince William as the series recreated their time in St Andrews, where they met and fell in love.
Arriving on set at the Scottish university, the 19-year-old actress was photographed wearing a brown fleece with her brown hair styled in loose waves.
Theatre-trained 22-year-old Ed, set to play Prince William during his late teens and early twenties, was seen wearing a navy puffer jacket for the scenes.
Prince William and Kate became friends in their first year before romance blossomed after William saw ‘hot’ Kate strutting around a charity fashion show in a see-through dress.
On set: Meg Bellamy transformed into Kate Middleton as filming for the sixth and final series of the popular Netflix drama The Crown began on Saturday.
Scene: The actress, 19, was pictured wearing a brown fleece with her brown hair styled in loose waves as she mirrored Kate (Meg pictured left, Kate pictured right at graduation in 2005)
She had moved to the prestigious Fife university after completing her studies at Eton College in 2001. They graduated in 2005, and William proposed five years later.
While Meg doesn’t have official acting credits to her name, Ed is much more experienced; he graduated from the Drama Center London in 2021 and was an understudy in the play Camp Siegfried, which played at London’s Old Vic.
Meg had never acted before and applied for the role after earning an A* in drama for her A levels at St Crispin’s School in Wokingham, Berkshire.
Previously, he had only been in school productions and had a part-time job at Legoland in nearby Windsor.
Fans are eagerly awaiting the release of The Crown’s final series later this year, and the show is already stirring controversy as it plans to depict the tragic death of Princess Diana.
Imelda Staunton will reprise her role as Queen Elizabeth II, with Jonathan Pryce playing her husband, Prince Philip.
Elizabeth Debicki will reappear as Princess Diana in the build-up to her death, while Dominic West plays Prince Charles.
The fifth series of The Crown was subject to much criticism due to the sensitive subject of Charles and his marriage to Diana, following its release on Netflix in November.
In Character: Ed, 22, with a theater background, will play Prince William throughout his teens and early twenties. He was seen wearing a navy puffer jacket for the scenes.
Cast: Ed graduated from Drama Center London in 2021 (Ed pictured left and Prince William on his first day at university in 2001)
Story: Will moved to the prestigious university of Fife after completing his studies at Eton College in 2001. They graduated in 2005 and William proposed five years later.
Coming soon: Fans are eagerly awaiting the release of The Crown’s final series later this year, and the show is already generating controversy.
Many argued that filming the scenes leading up to Princess Diana’s death in Paris was insensitive, as well as the series continuing its launch shortly after the queen’s death in September last year.
Focusing heavily on the fallout between Princess Diana, played by Debicki, and King Charles (then Prince of Wales) played by West, the new series showcased a number of low points for the royals.
Among them were the breakdown of Charles and Diana’s marriage, the controversial Panorama interview of the late royal and the notorious ‘tampongate’ phone call between the King and Queen Consort, later Camilla.
Acting royal Dame Judi Dench, who is close to King Charles and Camilla, accused the show of being “crude and hurtful”.
Crew: The fifth series of The Crown was the subject of much criticism due to the sensitive subject of Charles and his marriage to Diana, following its release on Netflix in November.