The Crown’s child actors Timothee Sambor and Teddy Hawley got into character as the young Princes William and Harry as they filmed scenes for series five in Spain on Thursday.
The two unknowns will appear in the Netflix drama as younger depictions of Princess Diana‘s sons, in the midst of the royal’s turbulent divorce from her husband Prince Charles, who is being played by Dominic West.
Last month it was revealed Timothee, 11, and Teddy, seven, were taking on the role of the young princes after they were seen filming in Surrey.
Cute: The Crown’s child actors Timothee Sambor (left) and Teddy Hawley got into character as the young Princes William and Harry to film scenes for series five in Spain on Thursday
Both stars were in high spirits as they were seen heading down to the set to film the scenes, sporting matching pale blue striped shirts and camel shorts.
The cast are thought to be filming Princess Diana’s tour of Egypt in 1992, the same year she and Prince Charles announced their separation.
Men dressed in black police uniform could also be seen during filming along with several crew members.
Young star: Timothee, 11, (pictured left) will play a younger depiction of Prince William (right in 1992) in the Netflix drama
Unknown: Meanwhile Teddy, seven, (pictured left) will take on the part of a young Prince Harry (pictured right in 1992)
Elizabeth was the spitting image of Diana in a grey short-sleeved dress and oversized sunglasses.
It was reported that last month that Timothee and Teddy had will portray future King William while Teddy, seven, has been cast as his younger brother Harry following reports show bosses were struggling to find red-haired actors.
According to The Sun, a source said: ‘Netflix bosses wanted to make sure they had the right actors for the role given the young royals are so well known and were in the public eye so much at that age.
‘They didn’t rush it and found Teddy and Timothee who they hope will be warmly received. They’re about to become household names in their own right.’
Back to work: Both stars were in high spirits as they were seen heading down to the set to film the scenes, sporting matching pale blue striped shirts and camel shorts
Taking on the role: The cast are thought to be filming Princess Diana’s tour of Egypt in 1992, the same year she and Prince Charles announced their separation
Lookalike: Actress Elizabeth Debicki (left) was also spotted getting into character as Princess Diana, dressed in a smart grey dress (Diana is pictured right in Egypt in 1992)
Harry was previously played by Arran Tinker in the fourth series but only briefly while William was portrayed by Lucas Barber Grant. MailOnline has contacted a Netflix spokesperson for comment.
Like the prince he’s playing, it’s believed Timothee is a keen footballer, playing for Rockslane Chiswick U11s. He’s also a talented writer, receiving a commendation in the Year 5 category for a poem he penned during lockdown in the Chiswick Book Festival’s 10th Young People’s Poetry Competition last year.
It was previously said there was a dearth of ginger-haired actors who could play Prince Harry when casting agents went on the hunt earlier this year.
Concerns: It was previously said there was a dearth of ginger-haired actors who could play Prince Harry when casting agents went on the hunt earlier this year
Biopic: Both Timothee and Teddy could recently be seen filming with Elizabeth, who is taking over the role of Diana (William, left, and Harry, right, with Diana, centre, in 1994)
Cameo: Harry was previously played by Arran Tinker in the fourth series but only briefly while William was portrayed by Lucas Barber Grant
According to The Sun, bosses were considering dyeing a child actor’s hair red so he bears an adequate resemblance to the Duke of Sussex.
The new series – which will air in November 2022, will see a new guard of actors, with Imelda Staunton, 65, replacing Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II.
Meanwhile, Lesley Manville, 64, is set to star as Princess Margaret, who was played by Helena Bonham Carter previously. Jonathan Pryce, 73, will take over the role of Prince Philip, and Dominic West will play Prince Charles.
Prince Andrew will be played by Cutting It star James Murray, 46.
New role: Dominic West is set to play Prince Charles in the final two series of The Crown
Her Royal Highness: The very first image of Imelda Staunton in character as Queen Elizabeth II was revealed last week
New role: The Two Popes actor Jonathan Pryce, 73, has said he is ‘confident’ to take on the ‘daunting’ role of Prince Philip in The Crown’s final two seasons
The Crown series 5: James Murray is set to take on the role of Prince Andrew following his TV appearances in Cutting It and Primeval (James pictured in 2018)
Royal role: The Crown’s fifth season will feature The Thick Of It star and London deli owner Theo Fraser Steele playing Princess Anne’s husband Timothy Laurence (pictured on-set on Tuesday)
Who’s who? The actress playing Princess Anne in The Crown’s fifth season has been revealed as The IT Crowd and Humans star Claudia
The final two series of The Crown will cover the Royal Family’s history throughout the 1990s and into 2003, however it is not yet know which moments will be seen.
There are several poignant moments which could be used, including the Queen making a speech on her 40th anniversary of her accession in 1992, in which she called the year an ‘annus horriblis’.
She was referring to the breakdown of three of her children’s marriages; Prince Andrew, Princess Anne’s and Prince Charles’ divorce from Princess Diana.
Other notable events during the time period included a fire at Windsor Castle, her golden wedding anniversary in 1997, and the deaths of Princess Margaret, the Queen Mother and the Princess of Wales.
Key historical moments involving the Royal Family between 1999 and 2003
1999: The marriage of the Queen’s son Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex: The wedding took place at St George’s Chapel in Windsor.
2000: The Queen celebrates the Millennium: Millennium celebrations take place throughout the UK. The Millennium Dome in London is officially opened by HM The Queen on January 1.
2001: Queen Elizabeth reacts to 9/11 terrorist attacks: A week after the tragedy she sent a message to the British ambassador to Washington, Sir Christopher Meyer to offer her condolences.
She wrote: ‘Each and every one of us has been shocked and numbed by what we have witnessed in these recent days.
‘At your service today, we think especially of the British victims. These are dark and harrowing times for families and friends of those who are missing or who suffered in the attack – many of you here today.
‘My thoughts and my prayers are with you all now and in the difficult days ahead’.
On September 13 The Queen ordered the Changing of the Guard ceremony to be paused for a two minute silence, followed by the playing of the American national anthem.
2002: The Queen’s Golden Jubilee: The Queen celebrated the milestone on February 6 and it was an international event to mark the 50th anniversary of her ascension to the throne.
On June 4, an estimated one million people headed to central London to line The Mall on the last day of the official celebrations.
Queen guitarist Brian May played ‘God Save The Queen’ from the roof of Buckingham Palace in her honour.
2002: The Queen dines at 10 Downing Street with the five living former Prime Ministers who served under her. She met with Tony Blair, John Major, Margaret Thatcher, James Callaghan and Edward Heath.
2002: The death of Princess Margaret: The Queen’s younger sister dies after suffering a stroke aged 71. The pair had had a troubled relationship after The Queen said she couldn’t marry her love Peter Townsend.
2002: The Queen Mother dies: She passed away aged 101 at Royal Lodge Windsor.