The Crown Season 3: Olivia Colman and Josh O’Connor recreate Prince Charles’ 1969 investiture ceremony as they film in Caernarfon Castle

The cast of The Crown were seen filming one of the most important moments in Prince Charles’ life.

And Olivia Colman, Josh O’Connor and Tobias Menzies got to work on set as they shot scenes that recreated the royal’s investiture as Prince of Wales in 1969 at Caernarfon Castle in Gwynedd, Wales.

Filming at the same location on Sunday, the actress, 44, was seen presenting the young actor, 28, to members of the cast from atop Queen Eleanor’s Gate. 

The Crown Season 3: Olivia Colman and Josh O’Connor filmed in Caernarfon Castle to recreate Prince Charles’ 1969 investiture ceremony at the location on Sunday

Josh transformed into the Prince, as he wore his ‘formal blues’ army uniform while out on the streets of the royal town before draping a royal purple mantle over his shoulders during the ceremony.


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The outfit was made to replicate what Prince Charles wore at the time, a hand woven silk velvet robe which was created by Ede & Ravenscroft and secured with an 18ct Welsh gold clasp. 

The actor completed his look by wearing a gold ceremonial crown on his head, and he could be seen holding a staff in one hand.  

Historical: The royal’s investiture as Prince of Wales (pictured) was one of the most important moments in his life


Recreation: Josh transformed into the Prince (pictured right at the ceremony), as he replicated his outfit in a ‘formal blues’ army uniform with a royal purple mantle draped over his shoulders

Pleased: Olivia, Josh and Tobias Menzies were seen beaming as they filmed the ceremony

Olivia also stepped out in an outfit that was similar to what Queen Elizabeth II wore, and she looked elegant in the gold gown and matching hat. 

The pair could be seen holding hands as they performed in the scene, and the Broadchurch star they waved at extras and onlookers.

And once the director had called cut, Olivia enthusiastically greeted the large group of actors that stood below the gate. 

In between the scenes, the actress opted to banish the Winter chill by wearing a grey hooded jumper and puffy jacket over her golden gown. 

Greeting: The pair could be seen holding hands as they performed in the scene, and the Broadchurch star they waved at extras and onlookers


Attention to detail: Josh’s military uniform had a gold medallion band across the jacket, while he also had a sabre attached to a red sash

Staying warm: In between the scenes, the actress opted to banish the Winter chill by wearing a grey hooded jumper and puffy jacket over her golden gown


Ecstatic: And once the director had called cut, Olivia enthusiastically greeted the large group of actors that stood below the gate

After filming the ceremony, the cast then stepped out onto the streets of the Welsh town, where they took part in a procession to recreate Prince Charles’ arrival.

Josh was sat in a royal carriage alongside two other actors, and he could be seen preparing himself for the role by fully immersing himself in his character.

Donning a stoic expression, Josh kept a hold of his sword as an attendant dressed in a formal uniform closed the door behind him.

Making an entrance: After filming the ceremony, the cast then stepped out onto the streets of the Welsh town, where they took part in a procession to recreate Prince Charles’ arrival


Breaking character: Josh beamed in between scenes as he dropped his serious expression

Getting ready: Looking stoic, Josh kept a hold of his sword as an attendant dressed in a formal uniform closed the door behind him

In character: Josh was sat in a royal carriage alongside two other actors, and he could be seen preparing himself for the role by fully immersing himself in his character

A plethora of extras were dressed in 1960s style clothing as they watched from the pavement as they cheered for joy.

The carriage was pulled through the picturesque town by attendants on horses, who wore glamorous red and gold military jackets. 

Caernarfon was laden with red, white and blue bunting, and British flags were draped over cords that lined the streets for a royal flair.

Royal affair: The carriage was pulled through the picturesque town by attendants on horses, who wore glamorous red and gold military jackets


Dapper: Josh looked sharp in the military uniform as he walked around set with the cast

Dressed to impress: A plethora of extras were dressed in 1960s style clothing as they watched from the pavement as they cheered for joy

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