The Crown has recreated the Princess of Wales waitressing as a student at St Andrews University.
The final season of the hit Netflix series – which is currently being filmed in Scotland – will cover the early days of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s romance.
Last night, actress Meg Bellamy, 19, was pictured filming scenes for the upcoming season in a pizza restaurant.
Dressed in a dark red shirt and black waistcoat, Meg wore a name tag with Kate written across the front.
As part of the Princess’ uniform, the actress was seen with her long brown hair tied back in a ponytail and also wore minimal makeup for the scene.
The pictures show Meg appearing to serve customers seated in the window of the Italian restaurant.
During the scene, someone outside of the restaurant catches Meg’s eye and she then proceeds to give them a shy wave.
Other images show the actress looking pensively out of the window before she then returns to taking a customer order.
In 2019, the Princess of Wales opened up about her experience of waitressing in Christmas TV special A Berry Royal Christmas.
During one segment, Mary prepared a non-alcoholic cocktail, which she then passed to Kate to take over to guests.
Kate then told the host: ‘Reminds me of my university days when I did a bit of waitressing.’
When Mary asked if she was good at the job, Kate responded very honestly.
She laughed, and replied: ‘No, I was terrible!’
Yesterday, Meg also filmed a scene with an actor appearing to portray one of Kate’s former university flames.
Before the Prince and Princess of Wales became an item, Kate was believed to be dating fourth-year law student Rupert Finch.
Photos captured on the set showed Meg walking hand-in-hand with another man as Ed McVey – who has been cast as Prince William – walks past.
Ed looked just like as young Prince William this afternoon, dressed in a red bomber jacket, navy jumper and jeans.
Meanwhile, Meg donned a tweed twin-set with a forest green jacket and brown boots.
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It appears the last and sixth series of The Crown will focus on the blossoming love story between William and Kate.
Meg’s rise is set to be meteoric after she was plucked from obscurity to play the Princess of Wales when she submitted a self-taped audition to the makers of the show after seeing the role advertised on social media.
Announcing the casting on Instagram last September, she wrote: ‘Pinch me please… So excited to announce that I will be playing Kate Middleton in Series 6 of Netflix’s The Crown.
‘It is such an honour to be joining the most incredible cast and crew and I will strive to do Kate justice.’
And it seems like the actress will be able to draw on her own life experience for the role, with some striking similarities between her and the royal.
Both Home Counties girls, Meg grew up just 22 miles away from Kate’s childhood home in Berkshire.
At school, it seems both the Princess of Wales and the actress playing her were model pupils. Each made a strong impression on their teachers as kind and humble personalities with a thirst for learning, natural leadership skills and a passion for theatre.
It’s been a busy few days of filming for the show’s cast and crew, with Ed McVey spotted going for a jog and eating chips by St Andrews’ harbour as filming for the sixth series of The Crown continued in the student town earlier this week.
During filming yesterday, Ed was spotted digging into a box of chips while chatting to other members of the filming crew in-between takes in a nod to the Prince of Wales’ favourite student takeaway.
Prince William, 40, and Kate Middleton, 41, were ‘regular customers’ at the award-winning Anstruther Fish Bar, in the coastal town of Anstruther, near Fife, while students at St Andrews University 20 years ago, and even revisited it in 2021.
The Prince and Princess of Wales returned to their favourite restaurant and treated themselves to a meal and ice cream, which they ate on a bench by the pier, away from prying eyes.