Incognito royal! Ed McVey portrays university student Prince William in a red cap and jacket as he continues filming The Crown’s sixth series in St Andrews
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Ed McVey channelled Prince William in a casual red cap and navy jacket as he continued to film The Crown’s sixth series in St Andrews.
The 22-year-old actor appeared to try and keep a low profile as he walked from a Tesco in the Scottish seaside town while filming the final season of the popular Netflix drama.
Ed, who will play the now Prince of Wales throughout his late teens and early twenties, kept his hands in his pockets of his navy coat, teamed with a matching jumper and a burgundy hat which kept his face partially covered.
It’s thought the sixth series of The Crown will show William’s time at the University of St Andrews, where he met and fell in love with fellow student Kate Middleton, now the Princess of Wales.
They became friends in their first year before romance blossomed after William saw ‘hot’ Kate strut down a charity fashion show catwalk in a sheer dress. They graduated in 2005 and William proposed five years later.
Ed McVey channelled Prince William in a casual red cap and navy jacket as he continued to film The Crown’s sixth series in St Andrews
Fans are eagerly awaiting the release of The Crown’s final series later this year, with the show already courting controversy as it plans to depict the tragic death of Princess Diana.
Yesterday, The Crown’s Meg Bellamy, who is playing Kate in the series, and Ed were seen portraying the royal couple as the series recreated their time at St Andrews.
The actress, 19, was pictured arriving at the basic St Andrews terraced house where the royal couple lived together during university. Ed was seen in a green jumper for the scenes.
When William and Kate returned for their second year at St Andrews, the pair and two pals opted to live off campus in a quaint two-storey home in the city.
They moved into 13A Hope Street, which cost just £100 per week each, with housemates Etonian Fergus Boyd and Olivia Bleasdale.
The modest home included a small kitchen, where William is said to have tried to impress Kate with his culinary skills.
He had relocated to the prestigious university in Fife after completing his studies at Eton College in 2001. They graduated in 2005 and William proposed five years later.
The 22-year-old actor appeared to try and keep a low profile as he walked from a Tesco in the Scottish seaside town while filming the final season of the popular Netflix drama
Prince William and Kate enjoying the rugby as England played Italy in the RBS Six Nations Championship at Twickenham in 2007
In 2007, the couple did briefly split but reunited shortly after and married in 2011.
Speaking about their mutually agreed break-up in their engagement interview the couple admitted it was for the best.
William said: ‘We were both very young, it was at university and we were both finding ourselves and being different characters and stuff. It was very much trying to find our own way and we were growing up.’
While Meg has no official acting credits to her name, Ed has significantly more experience; he graduated from Drama Centre London in 2021 and was an understudy in the play Camp Siegfried, which was shown at London’s Old Vic.
Meg has never acted before and applied for the role after earning an A* for drama in her A-levels at St Crispin’s School in Wokingham, Berkshire.
She had previously only taken part in school productions and had a part-time job at Legoland in nearby Windsor.
For the sixth series, Imelda Staunton will reprise her role as Queen Elizabeth II, with Jonathan Pryce playing her husband Prince Philip.
Ed, who will play the now Prince of Wales throughout his late teens and early twenties, kept his hands in his pockets of his navy coat, teamed with a matching jumper and a burgundy hat which kept his face partially covered
Elizabeth Debicki will once again appear as Princess Diana in the build-up to her death, while Dominic West plays Prince Charles.
Many argued that filming scenes leading up to Princess Diana’s death in Paris were insensitive – as well as the series going ahead with its launch not long after the Queen’s death in September last year.
Focusing heavily on the fallout between Princess Diana, played by Debicki and King Charles (then Prince of Wales) as portrayed by West, the new series showcased a number of low points for the royals.
Among them were Charles and Diana’s marriage breakdown, the late royal’s controversial Panorama interview and the notorious ‘tampongate’ phone call between the King and Queen Consort, then Camilla.
Acting royalty Dame Judi Dench, who is close to King Charles and Camilla, has accused the programme of being ‘crude and hurtful’.
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