The Unexpected Way 'The Crown' Pays Tribute to Prince George in Season 3

The royal drama features the exact same winter coat Prince George wore to church in 2016 — and they even filmed the scene at the same church

The highly anticipated third season of The Crown premiered on Sunday, and royal fashion fans may have noticed a familiar piece of clothing in one of the episodes — Prince George’s winter coat!

In episode seven of Netflix’s royal drama, the child actor playing a young Prince Edward is wearing the same coat worn by George in real life back in 2016. And just to add to the style tribute (and make us think this is surely no coincidence!) — the scene was shot at exactly the same place where George was photographed.

The traditional double-breasted wool coat from Pepa & Co was a cozy yet smart choice for a Christmas Day church service George attended with mom Kate Middleton, dad Prince William and sister Princess Charlotte in Englefield (close to Carole and Michael Middleton’s Bucklebury home) almost three years ago. While that exact style is no longer available, they have a similar version, a Traditional Grey Wool Coat available for $206.

The Middleton Family Attend Church On Christmas Day
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Britain's Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge with their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrive to attend the morning Christmas Day service at St Mark's Church in Englefield, England, Sunday Dec. 25, 2016. A heavy cold is keeping Queen Elizabeth II from attending the traditional Christmas morning church service near her Sandringham estate in rural Norfolk, England. (Andrew Matthews/Pool via AP)
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In the drama, a young Andrew is seen leaving the same St. Marks Church in Englefield with Olivia Coleman, who plays the role of Queen Elizabeth, Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip, Marion Bailey as the Queen Mother and Erin Doherty as Princess Anne. The scene was filmed in March earlier this year and also includes a young Prince Charles.

Oscar Winner Olivia Colman back on set of The Crown at St Marks Church Englefield which was the venue for Pippa Middleton's wedding. She was joined by other cast members playing the roles of the Queen Mother, Duke of Edinburgh, Princess Anne and princes Charles and Andrew

The London-based children’s clothing boutique has been a firm favorite of the Cambridge children, with George and Charlotte both owning several outfits from the brand. Founded by Spanish-born Pepa Gonzalez, the label hit the headlines when George wore a blue and beige cotton jumper from Pepa & Co. for his official third birthday photographs.

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While George’s style seems to have honored in the Netflix drama, it’s unlikely his parents will see it as Coleman recently said that William had confessed to her that he does not watch The Crown, which covers the lives of the royal family from 1964 to 1976 in its current season.

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