The Crown’s Final Season Has Just Landed On Netflix

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By Rufus Punt | 14th November 2023
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After six seasons and decades of royal history, The Crown will finally come to an end next month. Following on from the events of season five, the sixth and final season will begin with the death of Diana and the fallout surrounding it, before continuing into the 2000s and finishing with the start of William and Kate’s relationship.

Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Jonathan Pryce and Elizabeth Debicki will all return, alongside some new faces. Out this Thursday 16th November, here’s all we know about Season 6:

What events does The Crown Season 6 cover?

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As with all previous seasons, The Crown’s sixth season will weave through multiple years of the Queen’s (Staunton) life and the ups and downs of royal life. Last season ended midway through 1997, with Charles (West) and Diana’s (Debicki) marriage having fully divorced and Diana meeting Dodi Fayed. Season 6 will begin just months later, centering on the last days of Diana and her shocking death in a car accident. The promotion poster for the season recreates the famous image of Diana alone on Dodi Fayed’s yacht in the summer of 1997, and her death and funeral will take up much of the early episodes of the season. Also prominent will be the Queen’s interactions with Tony Blair and his New Labour government and the changes that the country undergoes as the 21st century begins.

What else do we know?

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It’s not certain at what point exactly the events of the story will end, but the consensus is that it’ll end on a positive note by focusing on two different relationships: the early years of William and Kate and the wedding of Charles and Camilla in 2005. The young Prince William was announced by Netflix to be played by Ed McVey, while Kate Middleton will be portrayed by Meg Bellamy– both virtual unknowns. Olivia Williams meanwhile will reprise her role as Camilla.

‌Is there a trailer and release date?

‌So far Netflix has released a teaser “date announcement” trailer, revealing that the season will begin on 16th November with Part 1, and Part 2 on 14th December.

It shows Staunton as the Queen moving through an empty Buckingham Palace, with reused footage and voice clips of Claire Foy and Olivia Colman’s younger incarnations of the monarch talking about what being on the throne means. A full trailer will be released shortly before the show’s release and you can expect plenty of focus on Diana as well as William and Kate.


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