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Absolutely Everything We Know So Far About The Crown Season Three

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We finally know who will be playing Prince Charles in the new season of Netflix's The Crown

Raise your hand if you've already raced through all 10 episodes of The Crown's second season? If season two brought us more marital strife between Claire Foy’s Queen Elizabeth and Matt Smith’s Prince Philip, a tentative happy ending for Vanessa Kirby’s Princess Margaret (who moved on from her heartbreak over Peter Townsend with photographer Anthony Armstrong-Jones, played by Matthew Goode) and a transatlantic cameo from Kennedys, season three will see a major shake-up, thanks to an entirely new cast, as our favourite royals move into the politically tumultuous Sixties and Seventies.

Plus, as the show starts to lay the foundations for a Diana storyline in future seasons, we can expect to see some major players making their Crown debut. We're talking about a young Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles, of course, though the Queen's only daughter, Princess Anne, is also expected to take on a significant role.

Naturally, we can’t wait – but we’ll have to. Until some time in 2019, if we’re being pedantic: the full casting switch-up has meant that production has been pushed back until this summer. That means that new episodes are not slated to arrive on Netflix until the start of next year, at the very earliest, so we're unlikely to see a teaser trailer until the autumn or winter. To sate our curiosity in the mean time, a handful of first look images for season three have been teased from the show's official Twitter account. The pictures, which show Olivia Colman as the Queen, Helena Bonham Carter as a cigarette-toting Princess Margaret and Ben Daniels as her husband Lord Snowden, were each accompanied by a cryptic, single-word caption.

So, as we count down to the third series of Netflix's lavish royal drama, here's everything we know so far, from plot details to the latest casting news...

The Crown Season Three: All the latest news