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Charlotte Riley is to play the Duchess of Cambridge in the drama that envisions a constitutional crisis with the Prince of Wales as king

Charlotte Riley is to play the Duchess of Cambridge in the drama that envisions a constitutional crisis with the Prince of Wales as king

Charlotte Riley is to play the Duchess of Cambridge in the drama that envisions a constitutional crisis with the Prince of Wales as king

Peaky Blinders star Charlotte Riley sports the Duchess of Cambridge's signature wavy hair in the first pictures from a new BBC drama with the Prince of Wales as king.

Riley can be seen in a black wrap dress with purple flowers, apparently sitting at a breakfast table in front of an iPad in the first images from King Charles III.

Veteran theatre actor Tim Pigott-Smith, who starred in the award-winning play of the same name, can be seen in the title role in a dark double-breasted pinstripe suit and tie.

The new show, which envisions a constitutional crisis, also stars Green Wing actor Oliver Chris as the Duke of Cambridge.

It will show the new king refusing to sign a controversial bill causing political chaos, rioting on the streets and a tank in front of Buckingham Palace.

The 90-minute one-off programme is based on Mike Barlett's Laurence Olivier award-winning play.

Directed by Rupert Goold, it won the Best New Play at the 2015 Laurence Olivier Awards.

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