See The Crown's Twist on Prince William and Kate Middleton's College Meeting

In new photos from The Crown season six's set, Meg Ballamy's Kate Middleton and Ed McVey's Prince William experience a chance encounter at University of St Andrews. Take a look.

By Gabrielle Chung Mar 10, 2023 11:13 PMTags
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It looks like Prince William and Kate Middleton's romance will reign over The Crown's upcoming sixth and final season.

The Netflix show's stars Ed McVey and Meg Bellamy, who play younger versions of the Prince and Princess of Wales, were spotted filming scenes near the University of St Andrews in Scotland on March 10. In photos from the set, Ed—accompanied by an another actor who appeared to be playing William's bodyguard—jogged toward Meg on a waterfront trail. After crossing paths, he then turned around to get another glance at his co-star.

As William and Kate's love story goes, the royal couple fell in love as students at the seaside college during the early aughts. It's unclear exactly how they first met, though it's been widely reported that William took notice of his future wife at a 2002 charity fashion show—where Kate modeled a see-through number by designer Charlotte Todd paired with a black underwear set.

"She was in a very daring dress, in a sheer, stocking-like dress," their college friend Ben Duncan recalled in a 2011 interview with E! News. "He was sitting front row and his eyes were like stalks."

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William and Kate moved in together as friends the following year, before their relationship turned romantic. "We just saw more of each other, and you know hung out a bit more and did stuff," William explained during their engagement interview in 2010. "When I was trying to impress Kate, I was trying to cook these amazing fancy dinners and what would happen was I would burn something...and she would be sitting in the background trying to help, and basically taking control of the whole situation."

Kate recalled at the time, "He would always come with a bit of angst and a bit of anger if something had gone wrong and I would have to wander in and save something that was going."

The word is still out if The Crown will be featuring that fateful fashion show or scenes of William's cooking blunders. In the meantime, keep scrolling to see photos from the set.

Ed McVey and Meg Bellamy as Prince William and Kate Middleton

The two appear together in an official season six pic.

Ed McVey as Prince William

The actor, who is making his TV debut, appears in one of several first official The Crown season six photos released by Netflix.

Meg Bellamy as Kate Middleton

The actress appears in an official season six photo.

Behind-the-Scenes fun

Ed McVey and Meg Bellamy take a break from filming season six, in which they play William and Kate.

Chance Encounter

Ed McVey and Meg Bellamy—who play Prince William and Kate Middleton respectively on season six of The Crown—were spotted filming near University of St Andrews in Scotland on March 10, 2023.

Love at First Sight

The scene involved Ed's William jogging past Meg's Kate by the sea.

A Look Back

As the actor passed his co-star, he turned around to get another glance at her. 

Future Princess

In real life, William and Kate first met as students while studying at the University of St Andrews in the early aughts.

Royal Entourage

It appears the Netflix series' sixth and final season will explore William's life as a college student, including the start of his romance with future wife Kate.

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