In the second season of the biographical drama series "The Crown," written by Peter Morgan, it will be more about Prince Philip (Matt Smith) and less about Queen Elizabeth II (Claire Foy). The prince's alleged affair with actress Pat Kirkwood and with Katie Boyle will be the highlight of the season, reports say.
At a Royal Television Society event, dubbed as "The Crown: Deconstructing the Coronation," Morgan told audiences that the second season of his Netflix drama series will veer away from the Queen and will focus on her husband. It seems like the writer is just as interested as Prince Philip as a character. Elle reports that Morgan, at the event, has made it known that he finds the Prince fascinating. He shared, "I find him extraordinarily interesting —his childhood, again, you couldn't make it up. The soul of season two is about his complexity."
When asked if the season will cover Prince Philip's rumored affairs, Morgan responded with, "Doesn't everyone in Britain know he had an affair?" Although the writer finds truth in these rumored affairs, he neither denied nor confirmed that it will be one of the storylines in the upcoming season.
Reports say that the Prince has been linked with several iconic names through the years, but these rumors died down eventually. According to reports, he has been linked with actress Pat Kirkwood and with Katie Boyle. Both of the actresses denied the claims.
Aside from revealing season 2 of "The Crown" highlighting the life of Prince Philip, Morgan has said little about the forthcoming installment. He did, however, share the setting for season 2. Morgan confirmed that the installment will feature events that transpired between 1956 and 1964.
"The Crown" season 2 has yet to receive a specific release date, but it is expected to debut this November.