Who Should Play Prince Charles on ‘The Crown’ Seasons 5 & 6?
The Crown has unveiled the majority of its core cast for Seasons 5 and 6, the final in the series, but one role remains open — Prince Charles.
Fans fell for Josh O’Connor’s turn as the lonely eldest son of Queen Elizabeth (Olivia Colman) and Prince Philip (Tobias Menzies) in Season 3 and are sure to enjoy more from the actor in Season 4. But he’ll have to pass the baton to someone else eventually, and with the other roles quickly being filled, we can’t help but imagine a few replacement options.
One key factor when it comes to casting is likeness, but that’s not always the last word as fans have come to know between casting shifts. An example of acceptable discrepancies in appearances includes the height difference between the former and current Princess Margaret actresses Vanessa Kirby and Helena Bonham Carter.
And the first Queen Elizabeth — Claire Foy — had the correct blue eye color to portray the monarch, but that didn’t prevent Olivia Colman, who has brown irises, from snagging the role for Seasons 3 and 4. With these considerations, we’re taking a look at possible Prince Charles candidates for Seasons 5 and 6 below.
Scroll to see which stars made our casting wish list of actors who could join already announced stars Imelda Staunton (Queen Elizabeth), Lesley Manville (Princess Margaret), Jonathan Pryce (Prince Philip) and Elizabeth Debicki (Princess Diana).
The Crown, Seasons 1-3, Streaming now, Netflix