Princess Kate and Prince William's relationship branded 'not smooth sailing' by Netflix actors

Meg Bellamy and Ed McVey

Kate and William's early relationship will not be 'smooth sailing' on Netflix

Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 01/12/2023

- 21:32

Updated: 01/12/2023

- 22:16

The Prince and Princess of Wales met in 2001 at the University of St Andrews

Princess Kate and Prince William's relationship was branded "not smooth sailing" by the actors portraying the couple on Netflix.

Ed McVey, 24, who plays the Prince of Wales, ahs said that the early phases of the couple's romance in The Crown was "stagnated and weird".

He said: “We didn’t want to make it a smooth journey, meeting and falling in love and then getting together.

“We wanted it to be stagnated and weird, as relationships are, because there’s never smooth sailing, nothing is ever one thing.”

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The developing romance between Kate and Prince William at the University of St Andrews in Scotland is shown in the second instalment of the sixth and final season of The Crown.

For the last six episodes of the critically acclaimed series, McVey co-stars with Meg Bellamy, who portrays a young Kate.

The "knockout" moment, in which Kate attracted the young prince's attention with a see-through outfit at a student fashion show, will be recreated in the drama, according to Netflix.

It will follow "the beginnings of a new royal fairy tale in William and Kate".

Meg Bellamy and Ed McVeyMeg Bellamy and Ed McVey as Kate and WilliamPA

The young couple's brief breakup in 2007 and engagement in 2010 will not be covered in the final series, as it concludes with the "uplifting" wedding between then-Prince Charles and Camilla in 2005.

Speaking ahead of the series' December 14 release, McVey stated that he and Bellamy had a conversation with the directors about how to depict the early parts of the royal relationship.

He told The Telegraph: “We know that they get together in the end and we know that they’re perfect for each other, and we know how much they love each other … but we wanted to put as much in the way of that as possible.

“Put so many bollards and so many emotional brick walls, essentially, in terms of them getting together.

Meg Bellamy

Meg Bellamy wearing Princess Kate's see-through dress in The Crown

Princess KatePrincess Kate met William in 2001 at universityPA

"And really what we wanted is for the audience to be like, how are they going to get together?”

“We want the audience to be like, ‘Oh just say the right thing or just stop being so awkward with each other and just get together’ and then luckily you see that in the end."

When McVey first started playing the prince, he claimed no one had ever told him that he looked like the future monarch.

He said: “It was only when I got the role that people were like, ‘Oh yeah, you do look like him quite a lot’. But no, never. I never had it. Never had it growing up at all.”

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