"The Crown" Casting Of Prince William And Kate Middleton Is Here, And It's Bloody Good

    The show's sixth season will cover at least parts of the 1990s and 2000s. Princess Diana died in 1997, although it's unknown how the series will handle her tragic death.

    Season 5 of The Crown hasn't even arrived on Netflix yet (it's expected in November), but we just found out who will play Prince William and Kate Middleton in Season 6, which will likely focus on the 1990s and 2000s.

    Actors playing the royals

    Rufus Kampa, 16, will make his television debut playing Prince William as a young teenager:

    Headshot of Rufus

    For context, here is what a 14-year-old William looked like in 1996:

    William in a suit

    And here the two are side by side:

    Kampa's portrayal will give way to that of 21-year-old Ed McVey, who will play the prince during his late-teen and early-adult years:

    Headshot of McVey

    This is what the prince looked like in 2001 at the age of 19:

    William in a suit

    And here are McVey and William side by side:

    Also making her TV debut, Meg Bellamy will play Kate Middleton, who met Prince William at college in 2001:

    Headshot of Bellamy

    Here is Kate in 2005 at the age of 23:

    Kate in graduation robe

    And here the two are side by side:

    Season 6 will reportedly go into production this fall, although there's no word about when the season might air. Stay tuned.