‘The Crown’: Prince William and Prince Harry Might Appear In Season 4

We are simply living for Netflix’s The Crown. Created by Peter Morgan, the award-winning series chronicles Queen Elizabeth II’s life from the 1940s into the present day. In the first two seasons — the Crowned Queen was played by actress Claire Foy. Now for the third and fourth season — Olivia Coleman has stepped into the queen’s shoes.

In Season 3, which is currently streaming on Netflix — we’ve watched an older more seasoned Queen Elizabeth contend with the ever-changing 1960s as she tries to shepherd her family into the 1970s unscathed. This season, we’ve watched her deal with a new Prime Minister — Harold Wilson, the decolonization of various Carribean and African countries, and Prince Charles’ new role as the Prince of Wales.

Though Season 4 of The Crown is currently being filmed, we already have a hint of what we might see when it debuts on Netflix in 2020. We also may see some very familiar faces.

This is what we can expect from ‘The Crown’ Season 4

Though Netflix has not yet confirmed any dates — we can expect Season 4 of The Crown to debut around late 2020. The season will probably chronical the 1970s into the early ’80s. We expect there to be a major focus on Princess Diana’s and Prince Charles’ ill-fated marriage.

Newcomer Emma Corrin has been tapped to play Lady Diana Spencer– the future Princess of Wales. The series will also focus on Queen Elizabeth’s relationship with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher who will be played by Gillian Anderson.

Olivia Coleman revealed that Season 4 of The Crown is “less historical.” She told Entertainment Weekly, “It feels quite different. We had our read-through and to hear the voices of Margaret Thatcher and all of that, it’s quite fun.”

Prince William and Prince Harry could appear in Season 4 of ‘The Crown’

Prince Charles and Princess Diana wed on July 29, 1981. Prince William was born a year later on June 21, 1982, and Prince Harry followed him on September 15, 1984. We don’t expect Season 4 of The Crown to get too deep into the 1980s, but we could certainly see a glimpse of the royal brothers before Season 5.

In fact, some fans of The Crown expect that we will see all of  Margaret Thatcher’s time in office which was from 1979 to 1990. We do know that Corrin and Josh O’Connor, who plays a young Prince Charles — have already filmed a scene from the prince and princess 1983 royal tour to Australia. Prince William was 9-months old at the time.

In her biography of Prince Charles, Sally Bedell Smith wrote, “Both Diana and Charles were determined to be more hands-on than their own parents had ever been. The prince and princess decided to depart from royal convention and bring William with them to Australia and New Zealand for a six-week royal tour in March and April 1983, when he was just nine months old.”

Prince William is not a fan of ‘The Crown’

While we’re all intrigued by the interworkings of the British Royal family, and some royals themselves watch The Crown — the future Crowned King is not amused by it.

“I met Prince William at a dinner, and he asked what I was doing at the moment before he quickly added, ‘Actually, I know what you’re doing,'” Olivia Coleman revealed during an appearance on The Graham Norton show. “I was so excited and asked, ‘Have you watched it?’ His answer was a firm, ‘No.'”

Well, we’re still excited to see who will play the royal brothers.