The Crown will reportedly pay the ultimate tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth, starring all three actresses who once played her, plus a surprise newcomer.
Scenes were filmed with Claire Foy, 39, playing the young monarch and Olivia Colman, 49, playing her middle-aged.
They will reportedly appear in the show’s sixth and final season alongside 67-year-old Imelda Staunton, who will play the older queen.
Accordingly The sun There will also be a previously unreleased wartime portrayal of the younger Princess Elizabeth, played by Viola Prettejohn.
This comes after a TV insider revealed to The Sun that the idea likely came about during the death of Queen Elizabeth II last September.
Homage: The hit Netflix TV show The Crown will pay the ultimate tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth, starring three actresses who once played her and one newcomer
Upcoming: Former stars Claire Foy and Olivia Colman return to the film scenes for the final season, along with Imelda Staunton, 67, who played the Queen in her later years
The insider said, “Netflix plays a clever hand with these four queens and brings Her Majesty’s story to a sensational conclusion after telling virtually her entire life story in 60 episodes.”
“It also shows the respect and affection that the creators have for the late monarch, even if that’s not how they see the royals as an institution,” they added.
The source continued, “The idea would most likely have emerged last year, around the time the Queen passed away to pay tribute to her.”
“Bringing the actresses together was no easy task as both Claire and Olivia had bigger things to do after The Crown and busy schedules.”
This comes after Claire, who played the queen in series one and two in 2016 and 2017, received a lot of praise for her performance.
Oscar winner Olivia, who played the queen in series three and four in 2019 and 2020, also received critical acclaim for her role on the hit TV show.
Imelda was nominated for a BAFTA Best Actress award for her work in season five, which aired last year.
All three actresses will be reunited in the ten-part series, which is expected to air in November. MailOnline has reached out to Netflix for comment.
Exciting: Claire, who played the queen in series one and two in 2016 and 2017, will embody the young monarch in the series
Fit for a queen: Meanwhile, Olivia Colman, 49, who played the queen in series three and four in 2019 and 202, will portray the middle-aged queen
Late Queen: And Imelda Staunton, 67, (left) will follow in the Queen’s footsteps for Claire and Olivia, as she will play the role of the older Queen in the final series
Invisible: According to The Sun, there will also be a previously unreleased wartime portrayal of the younger Princess Elizabeth, played by Viola Prettejohn
This comes after Netflix released the first official photos of Meg Bellamy as the Princess of Wales in Season 6.
And the sixth season, due to air this year, will take the royals into the 21st century, chronicling Kate and William’s romance at St Andrew’s and concluding with the king’s 2005 wedding to then-Camilla Parker Bowles.
Meg, 19, who was Head Girl at St Crispin’s School where she studied drama, stars alongside Ed McVey, who was cast to play her on-screen husband Prince William.
And in April, the first official snaps of the couple were shared on the show, with a picture showing the couple walking hand-in-hand through the streets of the Scottish city.
Fans are eagerly awaiting the release of the final season of The Crown as the series is already causing controversy for being set to depict the tragic death of Princess Diana.
In another photo, Kate appears to be seen in a classroom, while another showed Prince William visiting one of the royal residences.
Both Meg and Ed shared the photos on Instagram, along with another snap as they uncharacteristically posed outside a cafe in the Scottish town.
A sign in the cafe’s window read, “Where Kate Met Will.”
Meg had little experience before landing the lead role in the drama. She once took the stage as the creepy Miss Trunchbull in an amateur theater production, and her tutor says she was a “star in the making” even then.
Drama: It comes after Netflix released the first official photos of Meg Bellamy as Princess of Wales in season six
Speaking to The Sunday Mirror, teacher Claire compared Meg’s qualities to those of the Princess of Wales.
“Meg is similar and incredibly humble, she was a very popular student who had to be encouraged to get involved.”
She continued, “What’s amazing is that she took the initiative to do a selfie for The Crown, and it’s become one of those stories you rarely hear about in the industry – a huge unknown born for a huge.” Production was chosen.” That reflects Meg.”
Claire said she believes the youngster’s loving family would help keep her grounded.
“They’re such a sweet, loving family.” She’s staying private, she’s a sensible person and will approach all of this wisely. Her mother will also be a great support.’
The role of the future queen consort is Meg’s first major acting role and comes just months after she left her comprehensive school in Wokingham.
After the news broke last year, Meg excitedly wrote on Instagram, “Pinch me please… I’m so excited to announce that I will be playing Kate Middleton on Netflix’s The Crown Season 6.”
“It’s a great honor to be part of the most incredible cast and crew and I will strive to do Kate justice.”