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CHARLOTTE RILEY WILL PLAY KATE MIDDLETON IN AN UPCOMING TV DRAMA

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While her royal in-laws and family members have been depicted on The Crown and other television biopics, Kate Middleton is finally about to get a TV portrayal of her own. Charlotte Riley (Peaky Blinders, London Has Fallen) will be playing the Duchess of Cambridge in a TV adaption of the play King Charles III. The actress is “really excited” to take on the “challenge” of playing the royal, according to BBC.

“Kate Middleton is a really interesting woman, particularly within the context of this play, and it is a challenge I am really looking forward to,” she said. The play, written by Mike Bartlett, follows an imagined story of Prince Charles (father to Prince William, father-in-law to Middleton) assuming the throne after the Queen’s death.

“It’s such a unique project,” Riley added. “To be both modern and rich in verse and to play someone who is real but yet totally re-imagined for this story is an exciting prospect for an actor.”

The drama, which will air on BBC Two, will star Tim Pigott-Smith, who played the King when the play debuted on stage. There’s no announced air date yet, but expect this to be your next royal-infused binge watch.

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