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18th Nov 2021

Dominic West’s 13-year-old son to play Prince William in The Crown

Sarah McKenna Barry

The duo will play a very famous father and son on screen.

Dominic West, who will play Prince Charles in the upcoming season of The Crown, will be joined by his real-life son, who will take on the role of Prince William.

According to Variety, 13-year-old Senan West is playing Prince William as a young teenager in the Netflix series, which comes out next year.

The publication maintains that Senan submitted a video audition which caught the eye of the director.

The fifth season of The Crown tracks the final years of Princess Diana’s life. William was just 15 when his mother was killed in a car crash in Paris.

Dominic West is taking the role of Prince Charles over from Josh O’Connor who played the royal in seasons three and four.

The role of Diana will be played by Elizabeth Debicki who is taking over from Emma Corrin.

Imelda Staunton, meanwhile, will play the role of Queen Elizabeth II. Claire Foy played Elizabeth in seasons one and two, while Olivia Colman played her in the third and fourth season.

Jonathan Pryce will take over from Tobias Menzies, who played Prince Charles in the previous two seasons. Prior to that, the role was played by Matt Smith.

Earlier this year, an inside source claimed that the final season will recreate Princess Diana’s infamous interview with Martin Bashir for BBC Panorama.

The source told The Sun: “The Crown’s creators see the interview as the keystone moment in series five.

“To the writers, the stormy marriage between Charles and Di led up to her outpouring on Panorama, and the aftermath of that decision defined her final months. They are making a huge investment in that.

“The Crown has a track record of delving into areas of the Royal Family’s history they’d rather be left alone.”

The fifth season of The Crown is expected to be released in November 2022.