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Fans of The Crown have been spoiled with tons of new information about the upcoming season. The show may not be returning to our screens until 2019, but that doesn’t mean we’re not excited about it.

We can’t wait to see what happens in season three, which is set to feature some explosive storylines.

The show has been unveiling the new cast over the past few months, and we just can’t get enough of these announcements.

Today, Netflix revealed that Josh O'Connor and Marion Bailey are joining the cast of the Netflix original series.

Josh O'Connor will play Prince Charles. Speaking of his role as the future king of England, Josh said: “Seasons 3 and 4 will follow some of the most turbulent events in the Prince of Wales’s life and our national story and I’m excited to be bringing to life the man in the midst of it all.”

He added: “I’m very aware it’s a formidably talented family to be joining, but reliably informed I have the ears for the part and will fit right in."

Marion Bailey will take on the role of the Queen Mother, she gushed about her new role: “Wonderful to be joining The Crown. It’s a brilliant show and we have a tough act to follow but what a gift to be playing the fascinating and greatly loved Queen Mother. Thrilled to be on board and working with such a top notch team."

Earlier this year, Olivia Colman was confirmed as Queen Elizabeth. She will star alongside Tobias Menzie, who is set to play a middle-aged Prince Philip.

Helena Bonham Carter will star as Princess Margaret and Ben Daniels will star as her husband Anthony-Armstrong Jones.

Call The Midwife’s Erin Doherty will play Princess Anne.

We cannot wait for The Crown to return next year.



We binge-watched both series one and two of The Crown, and although it seemed like a wonderful idea at the time, we certainly regret it now.


We miss Prince Phillip’s cheeky attitude. We wish we could watch Claire Foy’s dazzling portrayal of Queen Elizabeth every single day. We miss the drama of Princess Margaret and her troubled love life. We even miss Tommy Lascelles and that iconic moustache.



We are longing for series three of the Netflix drama series, and we’re sure we aren’t the only ones missing The Crown.


To fill The Crown shaped hole in your heart we’ve gathered up everything we know about the upcoming series.


When will it air?

Rumour has it that series three of The Crown will air later than the first two series. Apparently, filming will take place in July, with reports stating that the third series will air on Netflix in the winter of 2018, or early spring 2019.



The cast:

Unfortunately, we have bid a fond farewell to Matt Smith, Claire Foy, Vanessa Kirby and co. who played the Royals during the 1940s to the 1960s. However, some stellar stars will take over from the original cast with Olivia Colman taking on the role of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. The latest addition to the cast is Tobias Menzies who will be carrying on as Prince Philip after Matt Smith departs.


Vanessa Kirby who dazzled as the wild Princess Margaret revealed that Helena Bonham Carter will be playing a middle-aged Princess Margaret. Ben Daniels will star as the charming Anthony Armstrong Jones. Jason Watkins will play Prime Minister Harold Wilson.



The storyline:

It has been confirmed that the upcoming season will focus on Princess Margaret’s troubled love life, as it follows the breakdown of her marriage to Antony ‘Tony’ Armstrong-Jones'. We will also be introduced to Camilla Parker Bowles in series three.



The time frame:

It has been claimed that series three will be set during the 1970s. The Duke of Windsor passed away in 1972, so we have a feeling his death will be a major storyline if this is the series three-time frame.



We will keep you up to date on everything about series three of this glorious series. We cannot wait for The Crown to return!


Prince Philip's attendance at the royal wedding has been up in the air ever since the 96-year-old underwent a planned hip operation in early April.

A statement from Buckingham Palace said that the Duke of Edinburgh was 'in good spirits' following the surgery, according to the Guardian. He was discharged after 11 days in hospital.

Last week, the 96-year-old was seen in public for the first time since the surgery. Town & Country reports he was photographed in a car at the 75th annual Royal Windsor Horse Show.

This latest appearance sparked hopes that the Queen's husband would be able to make it to the ceremony. Now Buckingham Palace has confirmed that Philip will see Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot, according to People


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We're sure Harry is ecstatic that his grandfather can make it to the big day! 

At first, it seemed that the father-of-four may have to miss out on the ceremony, with a Kensington Palace spokesperson telling the Mirror recently that they wouldn't know if he was well enough until 'closer to the time'.

It's good to hear Philip has recovered enough from the surgery to enjoy the festivities.

Health issues have certainly taken their toll when it comes to the attendance of close family members.


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Thomas Markle, Meghan's father, will not make it to the royal wedding because of his own health.

The 73-year-old told TMZ that he was going to have open heart surgery on May 16, preventing him from making it to the ceremony.

"Sadly, my father will not be attending our wedding. I have always cared for my father and hope he can be given the space he needs to focus on his health," Meghan said in a statement released by Kensington Palace.

We wish Thomas a speedy recovery.


Prince Philip has been seen for the first time since he undergoing planned hip surgery on April 4. 

According to Town & Country, the 96-year-old was photographed in a car at the 75th annual Royal Windsor Horse Show.

The Royal Windsor Horse Show, which is also famed as the UK's largest outdoor horse show, took place on the grounds of Windsor Castle.

The Duke of Edinburgh was seen chatting to the Queen at the event on Friday while she was just outside the vehicle. She wore her signature floral headscarf as she spoke to her husband of over 70 years at the royal residence.


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Oh, and another exciting event is set to take place on the grounds of Windsor Castle next week – the royal wedding!

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to tie the knot at St George's Chapel, and Philip's appearance yesterday has sparked hopes that he is in good enough health to attend the ceremony.

Regarding whether Philip will be able to attend, a spokesperson for Kensington Palace told the Mirror earlier this month, 'We very much hope so', but said they wouldn't know for sure until 'closer to the time'.


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Health wise, the father-of-four has reportedly been 'in good spirits', according to a statement from Buckingham Palace.

The statement, which was issued while he was still in hospital, also said that the Prince is 'progressing satisfactorily at this early stage', the Guardian reported. He was discharged after 11 days in hospital.

We hope that this public appearance means Prince Philip is well enough to attend his grandson's wedding. And if he can't, well, he's in good company – Prince Louis won't be witnessing his uncle's nuptials.


We've been waiting with bated breath to see who will be joining the new cast for series three of The Crown as Prince Philip.

After all, who has the acting chops to hold their own against Helena Bonham Carter (Princess Margaret) and Olivia Colman (Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth)?

Despite rumours that Hugh Laurie would be taking on the role, it's now been revealed that Tobias Menzies will be carrying on as Prince Philip after Matt Smith departs.


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If you're a fan of Outlander then you'll recognise the 44-year-old actor as the heroine Claire's husband, Frank Randall, and his evil ancestor, Jonathan 'Black Jack' Randall.

As well, he played Edmure Tully in Game of Thrones – and that's just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to his numerous acting credits!

Tobias is signed on to play the Duke of Edinburgh for series three and four of The Crown, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

He's certainly talented enough to bring Prince Philip to life on screen.


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The London-born actor was nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance as the terrifying Black Jack in Outlander in 2016.

Besides Tobias' prolific television and film career, he's also an accomplished on the stage as well.

Not to mention the fact that he looks a fair bit like Prince Philip!


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We are utterly thrilled to see him in the next two series of The Crown. Even though we may have to wait longer for the next series than previous ones (it's reportedly set to air in winter 2018 or early spring 2019), we're sure it will be worth the wait.

What do you think of Tobias Menzies as the new Prince Philip?


Oh no, Prince Philip has made a royal faux pas yet AGAIN.  

Queen Elizabeth II’s husband made headlines last week when he told a photographer to hurry up and “just take the f***ing picture.”

Now, the 94-year-old has done it again during a visit to the Chadwell Heath Community Centre in London alongside his wife yesterday afternoon.

Many readers took offence when Prince Philip was speaking to a group of female nurses at the centre and asked them, “who do you sponge off?”

ITV News quoted Nusrat Zamir as saying, “We’re all married, so it’s our husbands.”

The nurse explained that Prince Philip was “just teasing and it’s similar to what I call my husband – the wallet.”

Prince Philip is famous for making inappropriate comments when on Royal outings. While many people view him with the same eyes you would the lovable grandad you can’t bring anywhere for fear of what they'll say, many others feel that as a senior figure of the monarchy, his comments are not acceptable.

Here are some of the Prince’s most outrageous comments to date. 

1. An event for The Battle of Britain. Prince Philip tells the photographer to "take the f***ing picture."

2. On a trip to China in 1986, the Prince told a British student that if he stayed there much longer, he'd "go home with slitty eyes." 

3. In 2002, he asked and Aboriginal leader, William Brin, in Australia if the aborigines "still throw spears at each other?" Mr Brin replied saying, "No, we don't do that any more." When he was asked about the incident Mr Brin said that while he was "quite surprised" by the question, he found it very funny. 

4. When Prince Philip met the President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjoy, Mr Obasanjoy was in his ceremonial dress. The Prince remarked on this saying, "You look like you're ready for bed."

5. When Ashely Banjo's dance group Diversity won Britain's Got Talent in 2009, the Prince did it again by asking the multi-ethnic group, "Are you all one family?" 

6. When speaking to Lord John Taylor of Warwick – a Briton of Jamaican origin – the Prince asked, "What exotic part of the world do you come from?" To which the Lord politely replied, "Birmingham".

7. When Prince Philip visited the Cayman Islands in 1994, he somewhat surprised the natives by asking, "Aren't most of you descended from pirates?" 



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