The last season hit the streaming service today, winding back the clock the late ninties and early noughties as Queen Elizabeth navigates an especially challenging time for the House of Windsor.
The final instalment is likely to be the show’s most emotional yet as the first four episodes portray the tragic death of Princess Diana – an event that shook Britain and the world.
Season six will be split into two parts with the second section focusing on the union of Camilla Parker Bowles and King Charles III, alongside the early relationship of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Imelda Staunton Season as Queen Elizabeth
Imelda Staunton CBE (pictured left) is reprising her performance as Queen Elizabeth (pictured right), after rave reviews of her season five depiction landed her a Golden Globe nomination
Imelda Staunton CBE is reprising her performance as Queen Elizabeth, after rave reviews of her season five depiction landed her a Golden Globe nomination.
The actress has famously appeared in blockbuster hits such as Nanny McPhee and the devious Dolores Umbridge in the 2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix.
Seasoned actress Staunton will depict the late Queen during what could be considered among the House of Windsor’s most difficult moments.
The British thespian took the reigns from Olivia Coleman, who played the Queen in seasons three and four of The Crown.
Claire Foy originally played the late royal in the first two seasons of the show.
Jonathon Pryce as Prince Philip
Fans may recognise Jonathan Pryce (pictured left) for his Oscar nominated performance in Netflix’s The Two Popes, or as the co-star of 80s pop icon, Madonna, in Evita (pictured right: Prince Philip)
Jonathan Pryce has returned to Netflix screens for an encore performance of the Queen’s loyal consort.
The Tomorrow Never dies actor will depict Prince Philip, who dedicated 70 years of his life to support Queen Elizabeth.
Fans may recognise Pryce for his Oscar nominated performance in Netflix’s The Two Popes, or as the co-star of 80s pop icon, Madonna, in Evita.
Prior to Pryce Doctor Who’s Matt Smith and Tobias Menzies tried their hand at portraying the royal in his younger days..
Dominic West as the Prince of Wales – now King Charles III
Dominic West (pictured left) has returned once more to play – for the final time – the role of King Charles III (pictured right)
Dominic West has returned once more to play – for the final time – the role of Prince Charles, now King Charles III.
King Charles III is the eldest child of the late Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II.
West may be a familiar face to many watching from their comfortable sofas, with his long list of television and film accomplishments.
The actor was featured in the 2002 film Chicago, as well as the 2018 Tomb Raider and Downton Abbey: A New Era.
He also made a slew of appearances in various television dramas, including The Pursuit of Love, The Wire and The Affair.
Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana
Elizabeth Debicki (left) returns as Princess Diana (right) in final series of The Crown.
Elizabeth Debicki will be returning to her role as the late Princess Diana for the first six episodes of season six.
The actress who bears a striking resemblance to the princess will depict the tragic events in the run up to Diana’s tragic death in 1997.
Debicki is likely to stun viewers once again with her portrayal of the beloved princess, previously bagging a Golden Globe nomination for her performance in season five.
The actress first broke out to the mainstream after she appeared in the 2013 film – The Great Gatsby – which also features Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio.
The blonde starlet has also featured in the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, Widows and the 2020 movie – Tenet.
Rufus Kampa and Ed McVey play Prince William
Lining up to play the role of the future King is Rufus Kampa and Ed McVey.
Rufus Kampa will be taking on the role of a teenage Prince William, while McVey will take the reigns in depicting the heir to the British throne as he approaches adulthood.
The final season of the Netflix show will be Kampa’s first introduction to television.
However the young actor has appeared on the West End plenty, starring in the musical adaptation of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾, Deadline reports
Ed McVey will also be making his silver screen debut having graduated from Drama Centre London two years ago in 2021.
Fflyn Edwards and Luther Ford portray Prince Harry
Joining the cast as Prince William’s little brother are Fflyn Edwards and Luther Ford.
Whilst, Fflyn who is depicting a younger version of Harry has appeared in other Netflix shows like Shadow and Bone and 1899 – the final royal season will be Ford’s first.
Ford told Hero magazine that he bagged the role ‘on a bit of a whim’ after going to an open casting call.
Lesley Manville as the late Princess Margaret
Oscar nominated actress Lesley Manville (pictured left) is making one last comeback to the series, reprising her role as Princess Margaret (pictured right)
Lesley Manville is back as Princess Margaret, the Queen’s younger sister.
Oscar nominated actress Lesley Manville is making one last comeback to the series, reprising her role as Princess Margaret – the monarch’ s younger sibling.
The award-winning thespian has also more recently appeared in the 2022 drama – Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris.
She is also revered for her appearances in dramas such as Another Year and Mr Turner – for which she received BAFTA nominations.
Olivia Williams as the Queen Consort, Camilla Parker Bowles
Olivia Williams (pictured left) will be making her Crown debut this season, taking the baton from Emerald Fennell who played the Queen consort in season five (pictured right: Camilla Parker-Bowles)
The final season of The Crown will document the backlash Camilla faced after making her relationship with Charles public.
The series will detail a range of hurdles encountered by the couple including the challenging task of wooing the press and public alike.
Olivia Williams will be making her Crown debut this season, taking the baton from Emerald Fennell who played the Queen consort in season five.
Williams has can be spotted in numerous films including, An Education, An Education and more famously The Sixth Sense.
Also returning is Khalid Abdalla as Dodi Fayed, who died in 1997 with Diana.
Khalid Abdalla (pictured left) will be featured as Dodi Fayed (pictured right) in the run up to his passing
For the first half of The Crown, Khalid Abdalla will be featured as Dodi Fayed in the run up to his passing.
36-year-old Diana and Dodi, 42, died in a car accident in Paris in 1997.
Abdalla has made a flurry of appearances on the big screen in films such as the Green Zone and The Kit Runner.
The actor has also ben featured in the popular Marvel Disney+ series Moon Knight.
Bertie Carvel (pictured left) is returning one last time to play the Labour leader – Tony Blair (pictured right)
After portraying Tony Blair, in season five of The Crown, Bertie Carvel is returning one last time to play the Labour leader.
Carvel is the first person in the history of the popular Netflix show to depict two seperate characters.
The thespian also previously featured in the show during season two, as political TV journalist Robin Day.
Newcomer Meg Bellamy takes on the role of Kate Middleton
Meg Bellamy (pictured left) will be making her debut to the series as Kate Middleton (pictured right), as well as to acting this season of The Crown
Meg Bellamy will be making her debut to the series as well as to acting this season of The Crown.
The fresh faced actress is set to depict a young Kate Middleton – now Catherine Princess of Wales – during her time at St. Andrews.
According to Deadline, Bellamy has never professionally acted prior to landing the role on the illustrious Netflix show after she sent in a tape to an open casting callout.
Her previous occupations include being a red Lego Brick at Windsor’s Legoland, the Telegraph reports.
Princess Anne is once again played by Claudia Harrison
Olympian, Princess Anne (pictured right) will be depicted by Claudia Harrison (pictured left), who previously studied drama at Birmingham University
Olympian, Princess Anne will be depicted by Claudia Harrison, who previously studied drama at Birmingham University.
The television and film actress set to bring the no-nonsense royal to life has an impressive repertoire of credits.
Harrison landed a role on the 2001 historical drama film – The Cat’s Meow – as well as a number of appearances on hit British television shows including, Humans, The IT Crowd and Murphy’s Law.
James Murray returns as Prince Andrew, Duke of York
Taking on the part of controversial Prince Andrew is James Murray (pictured left). (Pictured right: The Duke of York)
Taking on the part of controversial Prince Andrew is James Murray.
The Duke of York has not been as present in the public eye since sexual assault allegations were brought against him by Virginia Giuffre.
The second son of the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh was also criticised for his close friendship with paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
British fans may recognise Murray, who plays the royal, as he has previously featured in numerous shows, such as Cutting It, Defiance and Primeval.
Adding to his list of acting accomplishments, the actor will also be featured in the upcoming series Master of the Air on Apple TV+.