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As we all patiently await the final two seasons of The Crown, viewers have been sharing their thoughts on who could play key members of the Royal Family – including the Duchess of Cambridge.
While it's unclear if Peter Morgan's drama will cover Prince William's romance and marriage to Kate Middleton, fans of the show have suggested that EastEnders legend Lacey Turner, 33, could be the one to play the Duchess.
“Breaking News: Eastenders Stacey Slater actress Lacey Turner has been confirmed to play Kate Middleton in Season 5 of The Crown,” one Twitter user quipped. “Eek I’m so excited.”
“Omg she's going to ace this,” an excited fan replied.
Pointing out that Lacey, 33, has not actually been confirmed as a The Crown cast member, another Twitter user replied: “LMFAO I love this so much. I wish it was true, she’d probably ace it.”
Another fan voiced concerns over the six year age gap between Lacey and Kate.
“If she is going to play Kate they need to do something to add more wrinkles and age her a little more,” they wrote.
And another keen onlooker highlighted that the next two seasons of the show will most likely cover what happened to the Royals in the 90s – when a teenage Kate was yet to meet Prince William.
“The next season of the crown is the 90s I believe so no need for all that just yet,” they posted.
The Crown's creator, Peter Morgan, previously said the show would finish for good on season five – but did a u-turn just months later.
“At the outset I had imagined The Crown running for six seasons but now that we have begun work on the stories for season five it has become clear to me that this is the perfect time and place to stop," he said.. "I’m grateful to Netflix and Sony for supporting me in this decision."
In July 2020, he shared another update and revealed that season six would be happening after all.
"As we started to discuss the storylines for series five," Morgan explained. "It soon became clear that in order to do justice to the richness and complexity of the story we should go back to the original plan and do six seasons."
“To be clear, series six will not bring us any closer to present-day – it will simply enable us to cover the same period in greater detail, " he concluded.
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