Emerald Fennell will star as the Duchess of Cornwall in the Emmy Award-winning series that has recast its characters as it enters a new era.
Fennell, who is best known for BBC series Call the Midwife, said: “I’m absolutely over the moon, and completely terrified, to be joining so many hugely talented people on The Crown. I absolutely love Camilla, and am very grateful that my teenage years have well prepared me for playing a chain-smoking serial snogger with a pudding bowl haircut.”
British actor Tobias Menzies recently replaced Matt Smith as the Duke of Edinburgh in the new season of the hit series which will also star Olivia Colman and Helena Bonham Carter.
Broadchurch star Colman will appear as Queen Elizabeth II, a role originally played by Claire Foy, while the latter will succeed Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret.
Josh O'Connor will play Prince Charles with the character of Princess Diana set to appear towards the end of the season. It's currently unknown who she'll be played by.
You can find a comprehensive list of everything we know about the next season of The Crown here.
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