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Prince William to appear in The Crown season four – see pics

Little Prince William can be spotted being carried by his parents in new set photos of The Crown

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The Crown season four will be released on 15 November this year, with the new trailer promising to introduce Princess Diana. While the show's creator has already confirmed that the series will not continue until modern-day, photos of season four have revealed that the younger generation of the royal family will indeed be appearing in the Netflix show – starting with Prince William!

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In the set photos, a pregnant Princess Diana, played by Emma Corrin, can be seen carrying little Prince William while accompanied by Prince Charles (played by Josh O'Connor). 

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Prince William will star as a toddler in The Crown season four

It appears that the stars are recreating a Buckingham Palace Easter egg hunt from the Prince's childhood in 1984, ahead of his little brother Prince Harry's birth, as Charles can be seen holding an Easter egg basket for the toddler.

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WATCH: Season four's brand new trailer introduces Princess Diana for the first time 

Although we don't know how the Duke of Cambridge feels about being portrayed in the new show, we know that Prince Harry wasn't too keen to be involved! Chatting on BBC Breakfast, royal biographer Angela Levin previously revealed that she knew how Prince Harry felt about the series after he asked her whether she had been watching it. She explained: "And I had been [watching it] at the time and I felt very embarrassed. I got up and he said, 'I'm going to make sure I stop it before they get to me.'"

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The Crown will recreate a Buckingham Palace Easter egg hunt

The show's creator, Peter Morgan, previously opened up about his reluctance to bring the show to the modern day, telling Entertainment Weekly: "I feel uncomfortable writing about events within a certain time period. 

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"I think there's a certain amount of time within which, if you write about it, what you do instantly becomes journalistic because it's too close to the moment. If you wait a certain amount of time, if you allow fifteen or twenty years, basically a generation, between you and [the events] then you can write about it somewhat freely as drama."

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