Matt Smith of ‘The Crown’ Reportedly Found His Next-In-Line to the Throne 

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Buckingham Palace is getting a brand-new resident…at least on The Crown

Following Netflix’s announcement that Olivia Colman will replace Claire Foy in seasons three and four of the show and Helena Bonham Carter will portray Princess Margaret, the streaming giant is reportedly in talks with British actor Paul Bettany (Avengers: Infinity War) to play Prince Philip.

Bettany will replace Matt Smith, who played the prince on seasons one and two of the drama. In his new role, Bettany will play the royal BBQ lover through the ’70s and beyond.

Netflix has yet to confirm the news, but our The Crown season three costume party is already in the works so…


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