‘The Crown’, the historic drama about the royal family, has gathered quite the fan base for itself, with both royal fans and casual viewers tuning in to watch the show. Its popularity has attracted some big acting names as well, from Gillian Anderson and Helena Bonham Carter to John Lithgow and Charles Dance.
Recently, fans of the show have been going crazy about a possible appearance of an actual royal, but how true is that claim?
According to some eagle-eyed viewers, in the most recent episode of the Netflix show there is one extra that can easily pass for Kate Middleton at first glance.
During the episode, titled Terra Nullius, which focused on Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s 1983 royal tour to Australia, the couple is seen receiving a warm welcome in Brisbane.
In that scene, located in the front of the cheering crowd is one extra, played by Emma Corrin, who bears more than a passing resemblance to the Duchess of Cambridge.
“Meta moment … while depicting Charles and Diana’s trip to Oz, one of the women reaching out to touch Diana is the spit of Kate Middleton,” one viewer tweeted.
“Surely SURELY I’m not the only one who has definitely (read: probably not, but definitely) spotted Kate Middleton in the background,” another observed.
Some fans might be disappointed, but Kate Middleton did not sign up to be a guest star on The Crown.
The royal family has no involvement in the production of the show, with some members of the royal family going so far to condemn it openly.
Despite it turning out to be nothing, it was still a strange occurrence to have someone who looks so much to Kate in the episode alongside Princess Diana, who would have been her mother-in-law.
You also can catch up on the show, as it is currently streaming its 4 seasons on Netflix.