Season three of The Crown is less than a week away. Yes, the wait is finally over.
The teaser trailer, released last month, got everyone excited, aside from the sadness at the loss of its former stars from the episodes ahead, with the characters recast to older actors to reflect the passing of time – something that is set to happen every two seasons.
The new star-studded cast sees Olivia Coleman coming onboard as Queen Elizabeth, Helena Bonham Carter cast as Princess Margaret and Game of Thrones actor Tobias Menzies confirmed as our new Prince Philip.
It is the storyline around Josh O’Connor, our new Prince Charles, however that has got everyone talking.
Yes, the three new casting additions that are making all the noise are Josh O’Connor (Prince Charles), Emerald Fennel (Camilla Parker-Bowles) and Emma Corrin (Princess Diana), acting out the highly publicised and very controversial affair.
This is something that made news this week as it emerged that Prince Charles’ staff are ‘paranoid’ about how The Crown will portray the affair, and the effect it could have on his popularity.
‘Charles’s staff are deeply paranoid about The Crown,’ a source reportedly told The Sun. ‘They are trying to make him a popular king-in-waiting.’
The source continued: ‘But the next few seasons are going to be increasingly focused on the Prince of Wales’s behaviour, especially around his marriage to Diana and affair with Camilla. The timing couldn’t be any more disastrous in terms of Charles’s bid for popularity.’
It looks like they will have some time to prepare however, with the affair storyline not supposed to feature until season four.
Bring on season three.