Brexit means Brits can't play Prince William in new royal movie

Brit boys can’t apply as they won’t have the right passport after Brexit

Prince William
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Brexit will mean that young British actors won't be able to play a young Prince William in an upcoming film about the Royal family.

• A casting agent, in an ad for actors, has said that British boys can’t apply as they won’t have the right passport after Brexit
• The new film, due for release next year, is looking for an 11-year old boy to play a young Prince William
• Other royal news Kate Middleton has revealed the findings of her 5 Big Insights study


Prince William

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Brexit, which is due to come into effect at the end of the year, means that young British actors won't be able to audition for the role as a young Prince William.

The ad, by casting agent Amy Hubbard, said: "Amy Hubbard Casting are looking for a boy with a playing age of 9-12 years to believably play Prince William at 11 years old.

"Must have a European passport. (Not British European due to new Brexit rules from January 1, 2021). Must be available from January 26 to March 30, 2021."

The film follows the popular Netflix series The Crown, which depicted the marriage of Princess Diana and Prince Charle. Similarly, the film will be set at Sandringham and will tell the story of how Diana realises, in the 90's, that her marriage to Prince Charles is over.

Made by German company Komplizen Film, the royal film will star American actress Kristen Stewart as the lead.

It has also recently been revealed that Prince William has supported his brother Prince Harry through Meghan's miscarriage. The Duchess of Sussex wrote an emotional piece for the NY Times about how more women should talk about miscarriage. 

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