Netflix is on the hunt to cast Kate Middleton in The Crown ahead of season 6

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the Earthshot Prize 2021 at Alexandra Palace on October 17, 2021 in London, England.
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It looks like Kate Middleton is set to make her first appearance in The Crown as Netflix starts the search for an actress to play her.

Netflix is reportedly on the hunt for an actress to play Kate Middleton in season six of The Crown, with viewers likely to see the start of her love story (opens in new tab) with Prince William play out on screen. 

This comes just weeks after show runners posted a casting call for Prince William and Harry for the ages of 16-21 for the sixth and final season. 

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In the post, they are asking for actors who share a ‘strong physical resemblance’ to the brothers - after struggling to cast Harry (opens in new tab) in season five.

Now according to the Daily Star (opens in new tab), the series will delve into the early parts of William and Kate’s relationship, including their meeting at St Andrews University. 

However, a source claims Kate will likely only have a small role, as the show will focus mainly on the Queen’s reign during the late 90s to early 2000s.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge pose for the official tour portrait for their trip to Canada and California in the Garden's of Clarence House on June 3, 2011 in London.

They said, “Having the Duchess of Cambridge starring is an easy win for The Crown, as the creators know it will get more people watching. Particularly as it will show her relationship with William just as their romance starts to blossom when they were both students.

"But since she's not necessarily a crucial part of the storyline, Kate’s presence is essentially a bonus, they'll only cast someone if they can find the right candidate.”

The penultimate and final seasons of the hit show are likely to be very poignant for William and Harry. As the upcoming series will show the breakdown of Prince Charles’ marriage to Princess Diana (opens in new tab), and subsequently, her tragic death (opens in new tab) in 1997.

The personal content of the show will reportedly pose a ‘dilemma’ for Harry (opens in new tab) who has signed a mega-deal with Netflix (opens in new tab)

However, The Crown’s producers have previously stated that they are ‘very conscious’ of the responsibility, they have to William and Harry (opens in new tab) in portraying the ‘excruciating loss’ of their mother.

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard Diploma in Journalism from the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, fashion, and entertainment for Goodto.com and My Imperfect Life.