The Crown's Meg Bellamy and real-life Prince Charming enjoy day out
The Crown’s Meg Bellamy and her real-life Prince Charming enjoy a day out in London ahead of her upcoming role as a young Kate Middleton meeting Prince William
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The world is about to see her playing a young Kate Middleton falling in love with Prince William in the final series of The Crown.
But in the meantime actress Meg Bellamy has her own Prince Charming to focus on – real-life boyfriend Connor Dutton, with whom she was spotted on a day out in London.
As the hype around Netflix’s royal drama continues, Meg, 21, looked low-key in a pair of two-tone blue jeans, a ribbed powder blue turtle neck and matching Nike trainers.
Connor, an acrobat, was the first to congratulate his ‘gorgeously talented girlfriend’ when she landed the role.
Meg will be making her on-screen debut when she appears in the second instalment of the final season of The Crown next month.
Real-life love: Meg stepped out with her real life Prince Charming Connor Dutton on a day out in London
Talent: Meg as Kate Middleton with Ed McVey as Prince William in The Crown
A complete unknown before winning the part, she submitted a self-taped audition after producers put out an open casting call for the role.
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The Berkshire-born actress will play Kate during her years at St Andrews University between 2001 and 2005.
Drama Centre London graduate Ed McVey is playing Prince William.
He has a real-life love story of his own too – with kickboxing girlfriend Holly Stevens.
McVey and girlfriend Holly have been dating for several months.
On her Instagram page, named ‘Kickbox with Holly’, Ms Stevens advertises herself as a ‘kickboxing and fitness instructor’ who offers classes in self-defence in Acton, West London.
She is also a budding film writer and director, and recently worked on a play called Pimms And Piety at the Etcetera Theatre in Camden, North London.
William and Kate, who married in Westminster Abbey in 2011, did meet at St Andrews University during their time as students there.
The new season of the show has already faced criticism for featuring scenes in the run-up to and aftermath of Princess Diana’s death, including scenes that see her appearing to Charles and the Queen Elizabeth II after she was killed in a car crash.
Couple: Connor, an acrobat, was the first to congratulate his ‘gorgeously talented girlfriend’ when she landed the role
Even Olivia Colman, 49, who played the late Queen in the third and fourth seasons, has said she now finds watching it ‘uncomfortable’, adding: ‘I can feel that maybe it’s too close to home now.’
Meg dazzled on the red carpet ahead of the highly-anticipated final series of the show at the premiere on November 12.
Dazzling Meg arrived in a black silk, bejewelled Stella McCartney dress and accessorized with an AGMES ring.
All eyes were firmly on the rising star, who won her role by sending an audition video into Netflix.
The first installment of the last season is currently Netflix’s No 1 series. The second part is due to air from December 14.
Fans will see some historic moments recreated on screen – including Princess Diana’s final days before she died in a car crash in Paris in August 1997.
Among the iconic royal moments set to be recreated in series six are Prince Harry and Prince William’s summer trip to Balmoral in August 1997, which is where they received the news their mother had passed away.
Season six of the programme picks up where season five left off, and picks up with Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales, spending Summer apart for the first time as a now-divorced couple.
Star: British actress Meg Bellamy arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere Of Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ Season 6
Co-stars: Dazzling Meg arrived in a black silk, bejewelled Stella McCartney dress while Ed McVey (right), who plays Prince William, opted for Valentino
The two parents are seen having two very different holidays with their sons Prince William and Prince Harry (who are played by Rufus Kampa and Fflyn Edwards respectively in the first part of the last series).
According to executive producer Suzanne Mackie: ‘We’re very much in the beginning of the Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed story.
‘From the second she steps onto that boat and [you begin to see] some of those iconic images of her on the yacht, it does take you immediately to the whirlwind that was the press speculation around that romance.’
Season 6, Part 1 of The Crown is available to stream on Netflix now. Part 2 premieres on December 14.
Final series: Fflyn Edwards as Prince Harry, Elizabeth Debicki as Diana, Princess of Wales, Rufus Kampa as Prince William
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