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Release date revealed for season three of ‘The Crown’


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It’s become one of the most talked about dramas of recent years and now we know when fans of ‘The Crown’ will get their next fix of all things royal. The new season of the hit Netflix show will be available to view from November 17th 2019.

This show, which charts the reign of Elizabeth II, has been a major hit since it first aired in 2016. It has won numerous awards including BAFTAs, Primetime EMMYs and Golden Globes while several of its stars have won prestigious prizes with Claire Foy, who played the Queen in the first two seasons, scooping several accolades including a Screen Actors Guild honour as Best Actress.

The new season will focus on the Windsors in the late 1960s and will see Oscar winning actress Olivia Colman take over the role of the Queen. In fact, it’s a brand new cast all round as this telling of the Royal Family moves forward. Tobias Menzies follows Matt Smith in the role of the Duke of Edinburgh while Josh O’Connor takes on the part of Prince Charles and Erin Doherty portrays Princess Anne.

Helena Bonham Carter also stars in the new season as Princess Margaret, a role which won several accolades for Vanessa Kirby in the first series of The Crown. She’ll be joined on screen by Ben Daniels who plays Antony Armstrong-Jones. He’ll have a major part in some episodes as one of the showpiece events of the new season is the portrayal of the Investiture of Prince Charles as Prince of Wales, an event organised in 1969 by the Earl of Snowdon.

The role of the Queen Mother will be taken on by Marion Bailey, taking over from Victoria Hamilton. Season three will also see the debut of two women set to dominate the story in years to come. Emerald Fennell makes an appearance as Camilla Shand whose relationship with Prince Charles will form part of series three. And the producers of The Crown have already announced another signing for series four when Emma Corrin will appear on screen as Lady Diana Spencer.

Series one and two of the The Crown are available to watch on Netflix ahead of the release date of season three.

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Lydia Starbuck is Jubilee and Associate Editor at Royal Central and the main producer and presenter of the Royal Central Podcast and Royal Central Extra. Lydia is also a pen name of June Woolerton, a journalist and writer with over twenty years experience in TV, radio, print and online. June has been a reporter, producer and editor, picking up several awards over the years. She's appeared on outlets including BBC 5 Live, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Local Radio and has also helped set up a commercial radio station. June is also an accomplished writer with a wide range of material published online and in print. She is the author of two novels, published as e-books. She is also a marriage registrar and ceremony celebrant.