‘The Last Kingdom’: Get an Official Look at Aelflaed in Season 5

The hit series The Last Kingdom will return with one final season. It’s an exciting prospect, but one that is also sad because there is only one season left to go before it’s all really over. At least season 5 is yet to come. 

The official social media accounts for the series have been sharing official looks at characters ahead of season 5, and Aelflaed (Amelia Clarkson) was recently shared. We have all the details fans will want to know about the post. Read on for more.

Alexander Dreymon in 'The Last Kingdom'
Alexander Dreymon in ‘The Last Kingdom’ | Adrienn Szabo/Netflix

Get a first look at Aelflaed in season 5 of ‘The Last Kingdom’

Aelflaed is the wife of King Edward (Timothy Innes) of Wessex. She’s the daughter of the scheming Lord Aethelhelm (Adrian Schiller). She has given Edward a son, and Aelflaed is proclaimed the Queen in season 4. The mother of Aelfweard, we’ll have to see what season 5 holds for this character.

On August 27, 2021, the official social media channels shared a first and official look at Aelflaed ahead of season 5. The name of the series is in the upper right corner. Aelflaed can be seen in the middle with long blonde hair at her sides. She looks off while wearing dark-colored clothing. A quote from the character is also included at the bottom of the image. 

“’If they try to take me, I shall throw myself upon their knives.’ – Aelflaed.”

The post is captioned on Instagram: “The knives are out… #thelastkingdom #tlk5.” Over 21,000 people liked the post, and over 100 people commented on it.

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Aelflaed isn’t the only character shared on social media. Even her father, Lord Aethelhelm, was shared on July 5, 2021, on the official accounts. In the image shared, the name of the series can be seen in the upper left corner. Aethelhelm is in the middle wearing expensive-looking dark-colored robes with a fine clasp. He has a beard, and his mouth is half-open. 

There is also a quote from the character at the bottom of the image. “’I have learned things in my life that you do not know.’ – Aethelhelm.”

The post is captioned: “Everyone has secrets… #thelastkingdom #tlk5.” Over 18,000 people liked the post, and over 200 people commented on it.

We’ll have to see what season 5 of The Last Kingdom has in store for Aelflaed, the wife of King Edward of Wessex. Will she have a larger role to play? It’s unclear right now, but she will definitely be in the final season along with her husband, father, and her own son, Aelfweard (Ewan Horrocks). 

The Last Kingdom’s final season can’t come soon enough. We’ll have to see what else is shared before season 5 of the series premieres in all its glory. It’s safe to say fans are excited about it, and we can understand why because we’re right there with them.