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Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ to Show Famous Kate Middleton Runway Moment (Including *That* Iconic Sheer Dress)

While Kate Middleton, 41, continues to be one of the world's biggest fashion icons, her love for couture dates all the way back to her college days. In case you didn't know, the Princess of Wales actually walked in a fashion show while she was a student at the University of St Andrews, and it was apparently this runway moment that really got Prince William, 41, swooning. Now, we've learned that this pivotal moment in the couple's relationship will be recreated for the sixth and final season of The Crown.

The fifth season of the über-popular Netflix series left viewers in 1997, and according to the producers of the show, the final season will follow Queen Elizabeth II's reign into the 21st century (but it will not go all the way to her death in 2022).

As any royal followers might be able to tell you, the early 2000s is when Prince William first met Princess Catherine, while they were both students at the University of St Andrews.

While they had encountered each other on campus before, it was reportedly when the Princess of Wales took part in a charity fashion show that she really caught Will’s eye. The see-through knitted design, crafted by Charlotte Todd, was modeled by Princess Catherine in 2002. According to royal reporter Katie Nicholl, the Prince of Wales was showering his future wife with compliments that night.

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This scene will be featured in season six of The Crown, according to The Sun. The outlet reports that producers of the show shared images of the recreated moment during the Edinburgh TV Festival.

While we've only been introduced to Prince William (and his younger brother, Prince Harry) as small children on The Crown so far, we can't wait to see them portrayed as young men. For season six, Ed McVey will play Prince William, while Luther Ford will portray Prince Harry. Meanwhile, Meg Bellamy will fill in as Princess Catherine. (If you're wondering, Prince Harry did not meet Meghan Markle until 2016, so she will not be featured in the series.)

There is no official release date for season six of The Crown, however Netflix has said that it will be released before the end of 2023. Yet, due to the simultaneous writers' strike and SAG-AFTRA strike, the release date could be pushed back.

We can't wait to watch their love story unfold on screen.

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