The Crown reveals image of its new Duke Of Edinburgh

Prince Philip

Prince Philip

We all have preferences when it comes to the British Royal family. Lighthearted banter? Probably Harry.

Netflix has released another official photo from season 3 of The Crown, offering a first look at Tobias Menzies as Prince Phillip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II. He's been left with some mighty big boots to fill, too, given Matt Smith landed an Emmy nomination for his deeply nuanced performance as the young Prince Philip.

"Actually all the research I did found him to be brilliantly amusing, very clever, very popular", he said.

"In the royal house he's the most popular of all of them", he added.

"If you've talked to any of the staff, Philip's the one they all love really".

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The 44-year-old actor, who has previously appeared in Outlander. "I think more than a lot of them, he's a bit more of a man of the people", he added, saying he believes Philip has a "cheekiness" to him that means he doesn't always follow royal protocol and is "open" with the staff.

Aw. He sounds like a delight!

1963 is said to be the year in which The Crown season 3 kicks off, meaning Netflix subscribers will soon be revisiting major events like England lifting the World Cup in '66 and the blistering rise of the Beatles.

Matt reportedly said: "He [Philip] turned around to him and went, "Don't be ridiculous".

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