The Crown Casts Emerald Fennell as Camilla!

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The cast of The Crown's third season is starting to take shape. 

According to the show's official Twitter account, Emerald Fennell has joined the cast of the Netflix drama as Camilla. 

Emerald Fennell Poses

The highly anticipated third season will pick up during the 1970s, and viewers will witness her first meeting with Prince Charles. 

If you're not up to speed with your history, Camilla married Prince Charles in 2005, making her the Duchess of Cornwall. 

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“I’m absolutely over the moon, and completely terrified, to be joining so many hugely talented people on The Crown,” Fennell said in a statement.

“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 haircut.”

Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth

Fennell is probably best known for her role in BBC One's Call the Midwife. 

The Crown Season 3 will pick up several years after The Crown Season 2, and that's why the cast has been turned over. 

Instead of going with prosthetics and makeup to show off the aging process, the powers that be have opted to find new actors. 

As previously reported, Olivia Colman (Shameless UK) will take over the role of Queen Elizabeth II from Claire Foy.

Olivia Colman

It's certainly a big move, but it will be interesting to find out whether Colman can achieve a similar success to Foy in the role. 

Outlander's Tobias Menzies is on board to play Prince Philip, while The Exorcist's Ben Daniels will play Lord Snowdon, and Helena Bonham Carter will play Princess Margaret. 

Related: The Crown: First Look at Olivia Colman!

It's always good when a TV series makes bold moves, but it does make sense when you consider the sheer scale of the storytelling on this series. 

Helena Bonham Carter

If you're holding out for a late 2018 launch, then we have some bad news for you. Netflix has already revealed that Season 3 will get underway during 2019. 

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Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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