The Crown's new star Ed McVey looks just like young Prince William

Ed McVey, new star of The Crown, looked the spitting image of young Prince William as he was spotted on set for the first time in central London.

The 21-year-old theater actor looked dapper in a black blazer, a blue shirt and beige trousers while filming scenes for series six of the hit Netflix show.

After the first day of filming, he appeared in high spirits as he left the set in a car carrying a bag and flowers.

Lookalike: The Crown's new star Ed McVey looked the spitting image of young Prince William when he was spotted on set for the first time in central London

Pictured: Prince William at the 21st World Scout Jamboree in Essex in July 2007

Lookalike: The Crown’s new star Ed McVey looked the spitting image of young Prince William when he was spotted on set for the first time in central London

In addition to Ed, 16-year-old Rufus Kampa will also play the prince at a different stage in his life, depicting his adolescence as he and the royal family cope with the death of Princess Diana.

Ed will star opposite Meg Bellamy, who has been cast as his onscreen wife, Kate Middleton.

Ed and Meg will play a couple whose romance blossoms while studying at St Andrews University.

Khush: He was seen in high spirits as he left the sets in a car after his first day of the film

Khush: He was seen in high spirits as he left the sets in a car after his first day of filming

Dashing: The 21-year-old theater actor looked dapper in a black blazer, a blue shirt and beige trousers as he filmed scenes for series six of the hit Netflix show

Plot: The final two series of The Crown will cover the history of the royal family in the 1990s and 2003, although it is not yet known which moments will be seen

Dashing: The 21-year-old theater actor looked dapper in a black blazer, a blue shirt and beige trousers as he filmed scenes for series six of the hit Netflix show

While Meg doesn’t have any official acting credits to her name, Ed and Rufus both have a lot of experience.

The ed, which will take the prince to the early 2000s with scenes showing how he fell for fellow art history student Kate, is set to graduate at Drama Center London in 2021.

He was an understudy in the play Camp Siegfried performed at the Old Vic in London.

Long day: Ed clutches a bag of flowers, perhaps to welcome her to her new role, as she leaves the set

Plot: The final two series of The Crown will cover the history of the royal family in the 1990s and 2003, although it is not yet known which moments will be seen

Long day: Ed clutches a bag of flowers, perhaps to welcome her to her new role, as she leaves the set

Role: Ed, which will take the prince to the early 2000s, showing how he fell for Kate, a fellow art history student, graduating Drama Center London in 2021

Role: Ed, which will take the prince to the early 2000s, showing how he fell for Kate, a fellow art history student, graduating Drama Center London in 2021

Sharing his excitement at landing the big role, Ed wrote on Instagram on Friday: ‘Ahhh the big news is out now!!! I am absolutely thrilled to be given the opportunity to play Prince William in #TheCrown in series 6!!! Along with the amazing @megkbellamy. Should be an amazing shoot I can’t wait to learn as much as I can! Full press release in bio.

The appearances of Meg, Ed and Rufus will round out the season five cast, with many familiar names and new faces playing various members of the royal family.

The final two series of The Crown will cover the history of the royal family in the 1990s and 2003, although it is not yet known which moments will be seen.

Prince: Ed has been cast as her onscreen husband Prince William

Riall's role: Ed will play the Duke of Cambridge on screen (pictured in 2008)

Prince Ed (left) is cast as her onscreen husband Prince William (pictured right in 2008)

Can't wait: Sharing his excitement on bagging the big role, Ed on Friday wrote on Instagram: 'Ahhh the big news is out!!!  I am absolutely thrilled to be given the opportunity to play Prince William in #TheCrown in Series 6!!!'

Can’t wait: Sharing his excitement on bagging the big role, Ed on Friday wrote on Instagram: ‘Ahhh the big news is out!!! I am absolutely thrilled to be given the opportunity to play Prince William in #TheCrown in Series 6!!!’

In July, it was reported that a change in the ending of The Crown has led to rumors of a follow-up that opens up the possibility of a sequel based on Charles, William and Harry and even featuring Megxit. Could

Showrunner Peter Morgan, 59, has been urged by Netflix bosses to take the Royal Family’s storyline forward – and now, producers have changed the ending of series 6, The Sun reports.

Season 5 of the Netflix hit aired on November 9, while Season 6 was the final installment of the Windsor story to air next year.

Young Love: The Netflix series will depict Kate and William's blossoming romance when they were students at the University of St Andrews (pictured in 2007)

Young Love: The Netflix series will depict Kate and William’s blossoming romance when they were students at the University of St Andrews (pictured in 2007)

Younger Days: In addition to Ed, Rufus Kampa will also play the prince at a different stage in his life, depicting his teenage years and how he and the royal family coped with the death of Princess Diana.

Way back when: A young Prince William in 1997

Young Days: In addition to Ed, Rufus Kampa (left) will also play the prince (right in 1997) in a different phase of his life, depicting his teenage years as he and the royal family coped with Princess Diana’s death. faced.

Introducing Her Royal Highness: The Crown has cast actress Meg Bellamy in the role of Kate Middleton for series six of the drama.

The real deal: Meg will play Kate (pictured in 2008) in the series

Introducing Her Royal Highness: The Crown has cast actress Meg Bellamy (left) in the role of Kate Middleton (right in 2008) for series six of the drama.

Series 6 was originally due to end in 2002, which is the year the Queen lost her sister, Princess Margaret, as well as her mother – but 2005 has now been set as the new ending date.

And it will coincide with the wedding of Charles and Camilla, ‘marking the start of an era’.

This shifting to the final year could give room for a sequel in the story that could delve into Prince Charles and his sons, Princes William and Harry.

Major historical moments involving the royal family between 1999 and 2003

1999: Marriage of the Queen’s son Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex: The wedding took place at St George’s Chapel in Windsor.

2000: The Queen celebrates the millennium: Millennium celebrations take place across the UK. The Millennium Dome in London is officially opened by HM The Queen on 1 January.

2001: Queen Elizabeth reacts to the 9/11 terrorist attacks: A week after the tragedy, he sent a message to the British ambassador in Washington, Sir Christopher Meyer, to express his condolences.

He wrote: ‘Every one of us is shocked and appalled by what we have seen in these recent days.

‘At your service today, we think especially of the British victims. These are dark and sad times for the families and friends of those missing or those who have been victims of the attacks – many of you are here today.

‘My thoughts and my prayers are with all of you now and in the difficult days ahead’.

On 13 September, the Queen ordered the Changing of the Guard ceremony to stop for two minutes of silence, after which the US national anthem was played.

2002, Rani’s Golden Jubilee: The Queen celebrated the milestone on 6 February and it was an international event to mark the 50th anniversary of her ascension to the throne.

On 4 June, an estimated one million people went to central London to line The Mall on the last day of official celebrations.

Queen guitarist Brian May played ‘God Save the Queen’ from the roof of Buckingham Palace in her honour.

2002: The Queen dines at 10 Downing Street With five living former prime ministers serving under him. She met Tony Blair, John Major, Margaret Thatcher, James Callaghan and Edward Heath.

2002, Death of Princess Margaret: Rani’s younger sister dies after a stroke at the age of 71. The pair had a troubled relationship after the Queen told her she could not marry her love, Peter Townsend.

2002: Death of the Queen Mother: He died at the age of 101 at the Royal Lodge Windsor.

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