Fans of hit Netflix drama The Crown can now grab their first glimpse of Game Of Thrones actor Charles Dance as he portrays Prince Charles‘ favorite great-uncle Lord Louis Mountbatten. The award-winning star, 72, looked the photo of majesty in a royal suit and tie, teamed under a statement black coat, as he was joined by co-star Josh O’Connor, who plays the Prince of Wales.
Photographs of the pair shooting new scenes for series three of the famous drama showed them on the grounds of the University of Greenwich, London, on Sunday. The Queen’s House, Colonnades and the Old Royal Naval College all formed the background for the cameras and are used to imitate Buckingham Palace courtyard.
Lord Mountbatten, as revealed by The Telegraph – could be involved in vast storylines, including Prince Charles’ and a young Camilla’s (Duchess of Cornwall) love affair.
With the third series of The Crown focusing on Queen Elizabeth II’s reign in the sixties and seventies, audiences will get to see the youngsters becoming close friends and later a couple.
Yet the young Prince travelled abroad to join the Royal Navy in early 1973 and their relationship then broke rather unexpectedly. Some have often speculated that Lord Mountbatten – a dear confidante of Prince Charles’ – conspired to end the relationship so that the future ruler could ultimately marry his granddaughter.
The third and fourth series of The Crown, which is set to follow the monarch’s rule across the 1960s and 1970s, will see an older Prince Charles played by Bafta nominee Josh.
The new series is expected to land on Netflix in 2019.