Netflix has followed the royal protocols and has hence-forth announced that season 3 of ‘The Crown’ will launch on the streaming giant on November 17th.

The announcement came in an official royal decree (below) and was accompanied by the first look of Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II in a short 20-second date announcement video.

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Season three will commence in 1964 and cover the proceeding years up to 1977. A period which saw The Beatles conquer the world stage and England winning the World Cup in 1966, some would say a prosperous time for the country.

Claire Foy has now abdicated her throne for a right royal take over of the role of Queen Elizabeth by award-winning actress Olivia Colman. Tobias Menzies takes over the role of Prince Phillip from Matt Smith while Josh O’Connor takes on the role of a teenage Prince Charles while Marion Bailey takes on the role of The Queen Mother. Helena Bonham Carter takes over the role of Princess Margaret from Vanessa Kirby, Ben Daniels takes over as Antony Armstrong-Jones from Matthew Goode. Erin Doherty will play Princess Anne, and Jason Watkins will play Harold Wilson.

The producers have previously confirmed that Princess Diana would be introduced toward the end of the third season and will be featured heavily in the fourth and as-yet-unofficial fifth seasons. As yet an actress has yet to be cast in the role.

Season 3 of The Crown will arrive on Netflix on November 17th.