AceShowbiz - Season 6 of "The Crown" will gradually shift its focus on the younger British royal family members. In some new pictures that circulated online, the hit Netflix series is filming Prince William and Kate Middleton's first meeting as production for the new season is currently underway.
In one of the behind-the-scenes images, Ed McVey's William and Meg Bellamy's Kate were seen recreating the couple's first encounter at St Andrews school in Scotland back in 2001. The two actors had a strong resemblance with the royals.
During the Wednesday, March 17 filming, Meg's Kate dressed in a green jacket that she paired with denim jeans and a maroon top. She was pictured walking in front of Ed's William while holding a book in one of her hands as she carried a shoulder bag.
As for Ed's William, he donned a navy jacket with a maroon vest and a blue shirt underneath. He was sitting down with some friends while looking at Meg's Kate as she passed by.
"When I first met Kate, I knew there was something very special about her, and then I knew there was possibly something I wanted to explore there, but we ended up being friends for a while," William said during the couple's 2010 engagement interview with ITV News. The Duke of Cambridge added, "That was a good sort of foundation. I do genuinely believe now that being friends with [each other] is a massive advantage."
"I at the time wasn't very happy about it, but actually it made me a stronger person," the Duchess added during the same interview. "You find out things about yourself that maybe you hadn't realized-I think you can get quite consumed by a relationship when you're younger-and I really valued that time for me, as well." William and Kate, who started dating in 2003, "took a break" following graduation before they eventually tied the knot in April 2011.
Season 5 of "The Crown" ended with Prince Charles (Dominic West) and Diana's (Elizabeth Debicki) marriage ending. The show will further delve into the late '90s and early 2000s for the royal family.