The final season of The Crown – parts of which were filmed in Medway – is to be released in two parts.
Season six of the Royal drama series will begin on November 16, followed by the second installment a month later on December 14.
In a trailer released by Netflix across its social media platforms, the teaser features all three actresses to have played Queen Elizabeth II, who reflect on the late monarch’s role.
Claire Foy, who played the young Elizabeth describes the Crown as a ‘symbol of permanence’ in the minute-long clip, with Olivia Coleman referring to the sacrifices the Queen made with the saying ‘It is not a choice’.
Imelda Staunton, who played the royal in later life, then adds ‘But what about the life I put aside. The woman I put aside.”
The historical drama is broadly based on royal events – using a fictional version of the royal family.
In season five, which was released in November 2022 shortly after the Queen’s death, viewers watched the events that unfolded in Great Britain after the divorce of Charles and Diana.
A second social media post, released by Netflix this week, shows a picture of Princess Diana – played by actress Elizabeth Debicki – sitting on a diving board. The scene is understood to be connected to the holiday Diana took aboard Mohammed Al Fayed’s private yacht with his son Dodi in 1997.
The new, and final, episodes that are being split into two parts are expected to cover the aftermath of the Paris car crash which killed Diana, the wedding of Charles and Camilla in 2005 and Prince William’s early relationship with fellow student Catherine Middleton.
It is anticipated that Rochester High Street will take on a starring role in the wedding scenes – playing the town of Windsor on the day of the big event.
Back in April, actor Dominic West, who plays the older Prince Charles in The Crown, was seen filming in the town getting in and out of a Rolls Royce outside the Guildhall.
Cafes and shops along the road in Rochester were also transformed for the Netflix film crew – with properties decked in bunting and ‘Congratulations Charles and Camilla’ signs among the window displays.