Final season of Netflix series The Crown to be released in two parts

The sixth season will focus on the death of Princess Diana and Prince William's relationship with Kate Middleton.

The final season of the hit royal series The Crown will be released in two parts later this year, Netflix has announced.

The first instalment of the historical drama’s sixth season will launch on November 16 while part two will be released on December 14.

The series, broadly based around real historical events, depicts a fictionalised version of the British royal family.

Netflix announced news of the series release date with a clip that showed the actresses who have played the late Queen reflecting on the monarch’s role within the country.

After the past versions of the Queen, played by Claire Foy and Olivia Colman, speak about their duty, the current Queen, played by Imelda Staunton, walks up to a window where her figure stands as a silhouette in front of a crowd of cheering onlookers.

In the clip, different versions of the Queen speak and say: “The crown is a symbol of permanence. It’s something you are, not what you do.

“Some portion of our natural selves is always lost. We have all made sacrifices.

“It is not a choice. It is a duty.

“But what about the life I put aside. The woman I put aside?”

Alongside the clip, Netflix wrote: “It is not a choice. It is a duty. The final season of The Crown arrives next month.”

Season five of The Crown explored the events following Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales’ divorce including the BBC interview Diana had with journalist Martin Bashir.

The next series could look into the 1997 Paris car accident which led to the death of Diana, the driver Henri Paul and Dodi Fayed, the son of business tycoon Mohamed Al Fayed, who was seen getting to know Diana in season five.

Season six is also expected to show the premiership of Sir Tony Blair, and the early relationship between Prince William and the then-Kate Middleton.

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