Fans of “The Crown” are in for yet another royal wedding. After recreating the nuptials of Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Diana, Netflix’s hit historical drama will feature a more modern ceremony this season — but it won’t be William or Harry’s.
On Monday, Netflix’s UK and Ireland Twitter account dropped a new photo depicting a prop invitation to the wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles.
“After six seasons, seven years and three casts, ‘The Crown’ comes to an end later this year,” read the post. “We’ll be back with more soon, but here’s a hint at what’s to come in our final season.”
England’s current monarch met his future Queen in the ’70s. Years later, Charles and Camilla struck up an affair while Charles was still married to Princess Diana. Following her death, the couple went public with their relationship and eventually tied the knot in 2005.
Actress Claudia Harrison, who plays Princess Anne in seasons five and six, revealed that Charles and Camilla’s wedding was the final scene filmed before production officially wrapped in April 2023. York Minster Cathedral in England stands in for the couple’s actual wedding venue, St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, in the show.
Late last month, executive producers Suzanne Mackie and Andy Harries dropped another hint about the show’s final season. During the Edinburgh TV Festival, they announced that the fashion show where Prince William fell in love with Kate Middleton is featured in season six.
Princess Diana’s final moments will also be depicted. According to Mackie, her passing will be handled with “enormous sensitivity.”
“There was no question that we would be, firstly, meticulous in our research and read and listen, and of course secondly and most importantly is to be sensitive,” said Mackie. “There were very, very careful, long, long conversations about how we do it, and the audience will judge it in the end. But I think it’s been delicately, thoughtfully recreated.”
“The Crown” is known for its spot-on recreations of famous British royal family moments, from Queen Elizabeth II’s historic coronation to Princess Diana’s iconic “revenge dress.” Peter Morgan’s hit historical drama has been one of Netflix’s biggest successes, raking in millions of viewers and winning a bevy of awards including 10 Emmys and seven Golden Globes.