The Crown season 6 trailer has dropped - and there's a big change coming

It's almost time to say goodbye

Imelda Staunton in The Crown
(Image credit: Justin Downing / The Crown / Netflix)

The Crown fans have been waiting for the official release date of the sixth - and final - season. The popular Netflix show, which offers a fictional dramatisation of the lives of the British royal family, has had fans gripped since 2016 but the upcoming season has been confirmed as the last

In the last instalment, the storyline will be covering events from 1997 to 2005 with the storylines covering everything from Princess Diana's relationship to Prince William and Kate Middleton's blossoming romance

Netflix has released a trailer for The Crown season 6 and there are some surprises in there. Not only is Imelda Staunton returning to reprise her role as Queen Elizabeth II, but actors who have played the late monarch in the past - including Claire Foy and Olivia Colman - can also be heard in the voice overs. Will there be some sort of reflective scenes where all the former Queens join forces? Let's hope so. 

Many of the cast members from season 5 are set to return. Elizabeth Debicki will be back as Princess Diana, with Dominic West continuing to play the Prince Charles while Jonathan Pryce and Lesley Manville reprising their roles as Prince Philip and Princess Margaret respectively. 

The Crown viewers can expect a change to the format of the beloved royal retelling, however. Season six will be divided into two parts, with the first half set for release on 16th November, and the second instalment landing on Netflix on 14th December. 

The first release will include four episodes which will tell the story of Diana's relationship with Dodi Fayed (played by Khalid Abdalla) before her tragic death in August 1997. 

The remaining episodes - of which there will be six - are said to follow the young Princes, particularly William, as they navigate their lives without their mother. It will also cover Charles' relationship with Camilla, and William's relationship with his now-wife Kate Middleton (played by Meg Bellamy).

Excited? Same.  

The Crown season 6 part 1 will be available to stream on Netflix from Thursday 16th November. 

Jadie Troy-Pryde
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Jadie Troy-Pryde is News Editor, covering celebrity and entertainment, royal, lifestyle and viral news. Before joining the team in 2018 as the Lifestyle and Social Media Editor, she worked at a number of women’s fashion and lifestyle titles including Grazia, Women’s Health and Stylist, and now heads the Marie Claire UK news desk.