The Crown casts its Camilla actress

Emerald Fennell has been selected to play Camilla Parker-Bowles (nee Camilla Rosemary Shand) in The Crown. The Duchess of Cornwall will appear in the third season of Netflix’s regal drama.

Fennell has previously been seen in Victoria, Call The Midwife, The Danish Girl and Chickens. Her casting as Camilla was confirmed on Twitter by the official account of The Crown, with the following Tweet breaking the story:

“I’m absolutely over the moon, and completely terrified, to be joining so many hugely talented people on The Crown,” Fennell is quoted as saying in the Tweet’s accompanying image.

She added, “I absolutely love Camilla, and am very grateful that my teenage years have well prepared me for playing a chain-smoking serial snogger with a pudding bowl hair cut.”

As The Crown season 3 jumps ahead in time, a whole host of new talent is joining the cast: as well as Fennell, we have Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth, Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret, Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip and Josh O’Connor as Prince Charles.

We don’t yet have an exact release date for The Crown season 3, but we know it’s meant to be arriving on Netflix sometime next year. As we learn more, we’ll be sure to let you know.