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The Crown Replaces Matt Smith with Tobias Menzies

Your new King Philip has arrived

Megan Vick

A new Prince Philip is coming to The Crown and he looks familiar.

Outlander and Game of Thrones alum Tobias Menzies will be taking over the role of Prince Philip from Matt Smith as Season 3 of the Netflix royals drama drastically ages up the monarchs. Menzies is stepping into the role after Paul Bettany walked away from the table for undisclosed reasons, according to Deadline who first reported the news. Menzies will play the role for two seasons. Production on Season 3 begins this summer in the UK.

The actor joins Olivia Coleman who will be taking over the titular character Queen Elizabeth from Claire Foy. Helena Bonham Carter is also joining the all-star cast as the older Princess Margaret.

Menzies steps into the role as the production team of The Crown just faced their own scandal. Variety broke the news earlier this month that Smith was making more money than Foy during the initial two seasons of the show. A large wave of backlash from the #TimesUp movement pushed executives to officially say, "Going forward, no one gets paid more than the Queen."

The first two seasons of The Crown are currently streaming on Netflix.

​Tobias Menzies, Outlander

Tobias Menzies, Outlander

Aimee Spinks,