The Crown season 6 cast guide: Who’s new and who’s returning?

TheCrown_220922_Ep601_Stills_DanielEscale_0559.ARW /

The eagerly awaited first part of The Crown’s final season has finally graced our screens on Netflix, and if you’re anything like us, you probably couldn’t resist the urge to binge through the initial four episodes in one captivating sitting! As we delve into the concluding chapter of this regal saga, the narrative unfolds against the backdrop of the late 1990s and early 2000s, delving into the lead-up to Princess Diana’s tragic demise, its immediate aftermath, and the enduring repercussions.

What makes this season even more riveting is the mixture of familiar faces and fresh talents that grace the screen. Season 6 of The Crown introduces new cast members who bring a breath of fresh air to the royal drama, while also welcoming back familiar faces that have become synonymous with the series. If you’re curious to know who’s stepping into the royal shoes and who’s reprising their roles, you’ve landed on the right page!

Join us as we unravel the complete cast guide below, ensuring you’re well-versed with the ensemble that brings this historical tale to life.

As the curtains rise on the highly anticipated sixth and final season of The Crown, audiences are primed for an unforgettable journey into the world of royal drama!

Returning to reprise their iconic roles in The Crown season 6 are esteemed actors:

  • Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II
  • Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
  • Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana
  • Dominic West as Prince Charles
  • Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret
2022.01.31_TheCrown_Family Portrait6176.ARW /

These familiar faces bring a wealth of talent and depth to their portrayals, anchoring the series in the essence that viewers have come to love.

Joining this illustrious ensemble are new additions to The Crown:

Ed McVey as Prince William

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 12: Ed McVey attends Netflix’s ”The Crown” S6 LA Premiere on November 12, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Netflix) /

Stepping into the shoes of the young Prince William at St. Andrews University is 24-year-old British actor, Ed McVey. His first venture into on-screen acting takes flight in The Crown season 6, portraying pivotal moments in the prince’s life. The second part of the season promises to unveil William’s college years and the budding romance with Kate Middleton.

Despite McVey’s debut in the entertainment industry, his portrayal of Prince William is poised to leave an unforgettable mark, showcasing his budding talent and potential. Keep an eye on his journey, and join him on Instagram for an exclusive peek into his career: “@ed_mcvey_“.

Meg Bellamy as Kate Middleton

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 12: Meg Bellamy attends the Los Angeles Premiere of Netflix’s “The Crown” Season 6 Part 1 at Regency Village Theatre on November 12, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Robin L Marshall/WireImage) /

Bringing to life the beloved Catherine, Princess of Wales, is the emerging talent Meg Bellamy in The Crown season 6. Handpicked through an open casting call in 2022, Bellamy enters the screen for the first time, embodying the grace and strength of Kate Middleton.

Her portrayal is slated to unfold in the upcoming episodes scheduled to be released on December 14, 2023, charting Kate’s journey alongside Prince William. As a rising star in the making, Meg Bellamy’s trajectory in the entertainment world promises excitement. Follow her on Instagram for updates and glimpses behind the scenes: “@megkbellamy“.

These new cast members are set to bring the early courtship of Prince William and Kate Middleton to life as the series delves into the late 1990s and early 2000s.

If you’ve somehow yet to see the first part of The Crown season 6, then get a glimpse of what’s in store in the official trailer for Part 1 below:

Next. The Crown season 6 part 2 is right around the corner: Everything you need to know. dark