As devoted fans of The Crown will know, Netflix finally found its 20-something Prince Charles in Peaky Blinders's Josh O'Connor last summer. The 29-year-old takes over the role from Billy Jenkins as young Prince Charles, and Julian Baring as school-age Chuck, for the royal drama's third season, set to premiere this fall.
In a recent cover interview with ES Magazine, O'Connor revealed that trying to act like the Prince of Wales was extremely difficult.
"I think the first thing I learned is that it’s totally impossible to replicate the real man," O'Connor said. "I don’t know who he is, none of us do." (You mean, besides the fact that he loves wine and balloons and drives an eco-friendly Aston Martin?)
Despite the guardedness of Queen Elizabeth's firstborn, O'Connor said he "really loves" Prince Charles. He even said he nailed the "tortoise-like" walk "down to a T" before they began filming. (We can't wait to see how that translates on-screen.)