The Crown Season 6: Everything To Know As Netflix’s Royal Drama Reaches Conclusion

It’s also been confirmed that we will see Prince Charles arrive in Paris to retrieve the Princess of Wales’ body and we will also see Fayed’s father Mohamad Al-Fayed met with racism from French authorities when he arrives to pick up his son’s body.

Dominic West told Deadline back in August 2022 that Princess Diana’s death storyline “will be as tumultuous as it gets.” 

The publication also reported a lot of “anxiety behind the scenes” of filming that moment, although scenes will focus on the build-up to her passing and the immediate aftermath. The full crash would be seen as too much for many viewers. 

“We’ve been dreading getting to this point,” a source added. “It’s fair to acknowledge that there’s a certain anxiety, a palpable sense of being slightly on the edge. I mean, there’s bombshell sensitivity surrounding this one.”

We can also expect to see key events such as the Queen and Prince Philip’s golden wedding anniversary in 1997 and potentially Charles and Camilla’s marriage in 2005. However, the show is unlikely to depict more recent events in the royal family, as producer Suzanne Mackie explained showrunner Peter Morgan’s thoughts in an interview with Broadcast

“Peter has said it very articulately that he simply can’t write something unless there has been time to gain a proper perspective. I think he’s always felt 10 years is the minimum amount of time that he can see something in a historical context to allow him to really understand it.”

When asked if he may change his mind, she added: “We all know these stories, but what Peter does so brilliantly is get underneath that and understand the landscape in a more nuanced, complex, surprising way.”

Are there any big casting changes for The Crown season six?

Aside from the actors cast to play Prince William and Kate Middleton, no central roles in the final season will be recast, so most of the cast of season five are expected to return. 

That includes Elizabeth Debicki as Diana, Princess of Wales; Dominic West as Charles, Prince of Wales; and Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II. Actors Jonathan Pryce, Lesley Manville, Jonny Lee Miller, Marcia Warren, Olivia Williams, Claudia Harrison, James Murray, Khalid Abdalla, Bertie Carvel and Timothy Dalton are all set to return.

Kelly Brook is set to make a cameo of sorts, though, as she explained on Heart FM (via Daily Star) that she had to give a picture clearance request for one of her pictures from her early modelling days to be used in one of the character’s dressing rooms: “That’s definitely got to be a teenage boy’s bedroom. Could I be on the wall of Prince Harry or Prince William’s bedroom at Buckingham Palace? Was I a pin-up for them back in the ’90s? How old were they then? Well, this is incredible. Of course, I have said yes.” 

When will The Crown season six be released?

Netflix has yet to confirm the release date for season six, but we can probably expect a November 2023 date. However, given that filming was paused following the Queen’s passing, we may have to wait a bit longer, until December 2023 or early 2024.