The Crown season 3 cast confirmed as Netflix series finds its Princess Anne

Jacob Stolworthy

The new cast for The Crown season three is rapidly taking shape.

Series creator Peter Morgan has been recasting royal roles in the Netflix series as the characters get older. Speaking about his decision, he said: You can’t ask someone to act middle-aged. Someone has to bring their own fatigue to it. The feelings we all have as 50-year-olds are different than the feelings we all have as 30-year-olds.“

Confirmed cast members include Olivia Colman, who will play the role of Queen Elizabeth II now Claire Foy's tenure has come to an end, with Helena Bonham Carter succeeding Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret. Matt Smith has been replaced by Game of Thrones star Tobias Menzies in the role of Prince Philip.

The latest cast member to be announced is Erin Doherty (Call the Midwife) who'll play Princess Anne.

The Crown's third season is expected to be released on Netflix in 2019. You can find a full list of current confirmed cast members below.

Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II

Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip

Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret

Josh O'Connor as Prince Charles

Jason Watkins as Prime Minister Harold Wilson

Marion Bailey as the Queen Mother

Erin Doherty as Princess Anne

Emerald Fennell as Camilla Parker Bowles

You can find a compilation of everything we know so far about The Crown here.