They play on-screen lovers as Kate Middleton and Prince William in series six of The Crown – and Meg Bellamy and Ed McVey appeared just as close off-screen when at the Netflix show’s red carpet event in London this evening.
The royal drama’s ending will finally hit the streaming service next week, to the delight of fans – and the stars of the show were out in force for the glitzy occasion in the British capital this evening.
Meg, 20, who portrays the Princess of Wales in the final season of the hit Netflix show, stunned in a knitted cream maxi dress for the event held at The Royal Festival Hall.
She appeared to have formed a close bond with Ed, 24, who plays a young Prince of Wales – and the pair shared a smitten laugh on the red carpet.
Ed offered a cheesy grin to the cameras while Meg kept her eyes – and her hands – firmly on the actor.
Meg added a touch of glamour to the ensemble with a delicate golden choker and matching bracelets, which she wore over the sleeves of her dress.
Meanwhile, Ed looked dapper in a navy suit with asymmetrical lines across the material.
It’s not the first time the pair have appeared close since filming, and Meg Bellamy and Ed McVey appeared just as close off-screen when at the Netflix show’s premiere in LA.
Dressed in all their finery, the actors put on a cosy display together while posing up a storm at the Westwood Regency Village Theatre last month.
Meg who went braless in a plunging Stella McCartney gown, couldn’t keep the smile and laughter from her face as she chatted to her co-star, who looked equally pleased to be in her company.
The pair weren’t shy either when it came to posing with one another, with Ed holding Meg close as they looked towards the camera. He looked sharp in a white shirt with black embellishments, sleek black trousers and the Mejuri Daily Stacker Ring.
For tonight’s event, the pair welcomed Luther Ford, who plays Prince Harry in the series finale, to their photo opportunity. Luther cut an elegant figure in a black suit, which he paired with an off-white shirt.
It comes after The Crown’s Prince William gushed over his ‘organic’ energy with Meg ahead of the final season airing its first part on November 16.
Ed, 21, said he loved shooting with his co-star and also told Cosmopolitan UK how he used a movement coach to help him embody his role as the royal while preparing for the part.
The star sweetly said of Meg: ‘The casting team saw an energy between us, which was very organic and simple.
‘When we were in St Andrews filming the university scenes, we jumped in the North Sea with the rest of the cast, and it was one of those really special moments. It was freezing!’
On how he prepped for playing the role of Prince William he added: ‘He’s been documented from birth, so I was able to watch him grow up and really study him.
‘He has a very specific voice – that 2000s Etonian thing, where people try to dial down how much money they have.
‘I worked with a movement coach, so I could embody his physicality, trying to connect it to his psychology – how he feels in his mind affects how he behaves in his body, especially with what he went through at that time.’
The first part of the sixth and final series of The Crown aired on November 16 and followed the eight weeks in the lead up to the tragic death of Princess Diana.
Viewers were reduced to tears watching the harrowing scenes, and the fourth episode ended with the public’s reaction to Princess Diana’s death and her funeral.
It comes after Princess Diana’s former butler claims series six of Netflix’s The Crown ‘has gone too far’ by recreating the final months of the late royal’s life.
Paul Burrell, 65, served as a footman for the late Queen before working for Diana as a butler for 10 years until her death in Paris in 1997.
Speaking to The Mirror, he said the current series is too close to recent history, thus opening old wounds for Diana’s close friends and family, including Prince William, 41, and Prince Harry, 39.
‘It still feels macabre to show the vehicle in which she died, it’s just gone too far,’ Paul said. ‘I find the whole scene of Diana’s death portrayed in a fictional TV show to be grotesque.’