15th March 1966: The Duke of Edinburgh at an airport in Palm Springs. (Photo by Harry Benson/Express/Getty Images)

'The Crown' Season 3: What Prince Philip Might Be Doing

The Netflix drama just revealed a first look at the older, wiser Duke of Edinburgh.

Netflix's "The Crown" just released a first look at season 3's Prince Philip, as "Outlander" co-star Tobias Menzies takes over the role of Queen Elizabeth's consort. The royal drama is preparing a dramatic reboot in seasons 3 and 4 as an older slate of actors — including Olivia Colman as the Queen and Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret — take over for original stars Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Vanessa Kirby, and others. According to the Hollywood Reporter, season 3 will cover the two terms of British Prime Minister Harold Wilson, from 1964 to 1976. What was the real-life Duke of Edinburgh doing during those years? Here, a look back from the archive with some hints of where the series might head when it's released later this year. (Above: Prince Philip at an airport in Palm Springs in 1966.)

Queen Elizabeth II with her husband Prince Philip and Emperor Haile Selassie at the Tissisat Falls during her visit to Ethiopia in February of 1965. John Loengard/Getty Images ETHIOPIAN ADVENTURE Philip traveled to Ethiopia with Queen Elizabeth in 1965, where they met with Emperor Haile Selassie and visited the Tissisat Falls. (Selassie had spent several years in exile in England in the late 1930s.) Prince Philip (left) with Prince Charles sitting atop a car during the Badminton Horse Trials in Gloucestershire on 9th April 1965. (Photo by Ray Bellisario/Popperfoto/Getty Images) Ray Bellisario/Popperfoto/Popperfoto/Getty Images UP ON THE ROOF Watching horse trials in Gloucestershire with Prince Charles in April 1965. Season 3 could very well deal with the major events in young Charles' life, including his investiture ceremony in 1969, and his developing love life as he becomes one of the world's most eligible bachelors.

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Queen Elizabeth II (left) and Prince Philip (right) walking with Jaqueline Kennedy, her daughter Caroline (right) and John F Kennedy Junior (partially hidden, left), on the occasion of the dedication of the memorial to the assassinated United States president John F Kennedy at Runnymede alongside the River Thames in Surrey on 14th May 1965. (Photo by Ray Bellisario/Popperfoto/Getty Images) Ray Bellisario/Popperfoto/Popperfoto/Getty Images JACKIE'S VISIT Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip walk with Jacqueline Kennedy and her children Caroline and John Jr. as they attend the dedication of a memorial to the assassinated president John F. Kennedy at Runnymede near the Thames River in 1965. Prince Andrew, who is at the handle of the pram, rocks Prince Edward, watched by (l-r) his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Anne, the Prince of Wales, and his father, the Duke of Edinburgh. (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images) PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images BIRTHDAY PORTRAIT A family photo for the Queen's 39th birthday: (From left) Elizabeth, Prince Edward, Princess Anne, Prince Charles, Prince Andrew, and Prince Philip. Princess Anne and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, riding on a bamboo raft down the Rio Grande in Jamaica, 8th August 1966. (Photo by Ray Bellisario/Popperfoto/Getty Images) Ray Bellisario/Popperfoto/Popperfoto/Getty Images RIVER TRIP Anne and Philip aboard a bamboo raft during a visit to Jamaica in 1966. Prince Philip (right) meets a man in a space suit during a visit to the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, in Houston, Texas, 14th March 1966. (Photo by Harry Benson/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Harry Benson/Getty Images CLOSE ENCOUNTERS Philip meets a space-suit-clad man during a visit to the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston in 1966. Prince Charles, Princess Anne and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, arriving for a polo match in Kingston, Jamaica on 6th August 1966. (Photo by Ray Bellisario/Popperfoto/Getty Images) Ray Bellisario/Popperfoto/Popperfoto/Getty Images DADDY'S DRIVING Arriving for a polo match with Charles and Anne in Jamaica in 1966. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (centre) meets Kumara, a 7 month-old elephant, during a visit to Whipsnade Zoo, Bedfordshire, 19th July 1967. The Duke is visiting the zoo in his capacity as President of the London Zoological Society. With him is the society's Secretary Lord Solly Zuckerman (1904 - 1993, second from left) and Conservative politician Christopher Soames (1920 - 1987, far left). (Photo by William Vanderson/Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) William Vanderson/Getty Images WILD LIFE Meeting a baby elephant at a zoo in Bedfordshire in 1967. Prince Philip (foreground) playing cycle polo at Smith's Lawn, Windsor Park, Berkshire on 6th August 1967. (Photo by Ray Bellisario/Popperfoto/Getty Images) Ray Bellisario/Popperfoto/Popperfoto/Getty Images BIKER GANG Playing cycle polo in Berkshire in 1967. An avid polo player in his youth, Philip passed on the tradition to both his son Charles and his grandsons Harry and William. Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, atop a Land Rover, with Queen Elizabeth II below during the Badminton Horse Trials in Gloucestershire on 20th April 1968. (Photo by Ray Bellisario/Popperfoto/Getty Images) Ray Bellisario/Popperfoto/Popperfoto/Getty Images I SPY Checking out the horse trials in 1968. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh pictured painting with oil colours at an easel during filming of the television documentary 'Royal Family' in London in 1969. The documentary would be first broadcast to the nation's television viewers on 21st June 1969. (Photo by Rolls Press/Popperfoto/Getty Images) Rolls Press/Popperfoto/Popperfoto/Getty Images AT THE EASEL Painting with oils in a moment from the 1969 documentary "Royal Family." Season 3 of "The Crown" might also deal with the making of the BBC film that followed the royal family over many months and offered an intimate look at their life. The Queen was said to be guardedly pleased with the finished product, and it was quite popular when it aired in the U.S. and the U.K, but it reportedly hasn't been seen in its entirety since. A new ABC special "The Story of the Royals" posits that it simply might be too close a look: It's often seen as the moment when the royals became, for better and worse, part of the wider celebrity culture. Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, in a tank during a visit to the Royal Artillery Regiment at Bovington Camp in Dorset on 26th March 1969. (Photo by Ray Bellisario/Popperfoto/Getty Images) Ray Bellisario/Popperfoto/Popperfoto/Getty Images GUNNER Poking his head out of a tank in 1969. Lincolnshire, England, 20th August 1971, Marshal of the Royal Air Force, the Duke of Edinburgh (right) proudly poses with his son Prince Charles at RAF Cranwell, after Charles had received his 'Wings' (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images) Popperfoto/Popperfoto/Getty Images PROUD PAPA With Charles as he received his wings in the Royal Air Force in 1971. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh takes a tour of the remains of the old palace in Persepolis in Iran in October 1971. Prince Philip is in Iran as a guest of the Shah to attend celebrations to mark the 2500th anniversary of the Persian Empire. (Photo by Rolls Press/Popperfoto/Getty Images) Rolls Press/Popperfoto/Popperfoto/Getty Images PALACE WALK Touring the palace of Persepolis in Iran as a guest of the Shah, 1971. 1972: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip Duke Of Edinburgh talking to the Duchess Of Windsor after the Duke of Windsor's funeral. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images) Keystone/Getty Images FUNERAL ATTIRE Season 3 might also dramatize a key moment in the royal family: the death of the Duke of Windsor in 1972. CANADA - SEPTEMBER 03: Royal Family - Philip; Duke of Edinburgh (1970- 1977) (Photo by Graham Bezant/Toronto Star via Getty Images) Graham Bezant/Toronto Star via Getty Images ODD COUPLE Philip with an unnamed man in Canada in 1972. HM The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, HRH The Prince of Wales, HRH The Prince Andrew, HRH The Prince Edward and HRH The Princess Anne at Balmoral Castle, Scotland during the Royal Family's annual summer holiday, 22nd August 1972. Part of a series of photographs taken for use during the Silver Wedding Celebrations in 1972. (Photo by Lichfield/Getty Images). Lichfield/Lichfield/Getty Images SUMMER HOLIDAY A family portrait from 1972. HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and HRH The Princess Anne preparing a barbecue on the Estate at Balmoral Castle, Scotland during the Royal Family's annual summer holiday, 22nd August 1972. Part of a series of photographs taken for use during the Silver Wedding Celebrations in 1972. (Photo by Lichfield/Getty Images). Lichfield/Lichfield/Getty Images MANNING THE BBQ With Princess Anne at Balmoral Castle in Scotland in 1972. Princess Anne and her father, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, walk up the aisle during the wedding ceremony in Westminster Abbey. (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images) PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images DOWN THE AISLE Escorting Princess Anne before her marriage to Captain Mark Phillips in 1973. CANADA - JULY 05: Tall Prince Philip leans over to peer into a teepee in an Indian village at Calgary; which he and the Queen visited before she opened the Calgary Stampede. They also toured the Stampede's Flare Square exhibit area; where they saw everything from a mock-up of a gold prospector's camp to an exhibition of police-dog handling by the RCMP. After the Stampede; the royal couple returned to London. (Photo by Doug Griffin/Toronto Star via Getty Images) Doug Griffin/Toronto Star via Getty Images TEEPEE TOUR Visiting a village in Calgary in 1973. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh on a State Visit to the US welcome President of the United States, Gerald Ford (1913 - 2006), on his arrival for a dinner being held in his honour at the British Embassy, Washington, D.C., USA, July 8th 1976. (Photo by Bride Lane Library/Popperfoto/Getty Images) Bride Lane Library/Popperfoto/Popperfoto/Getty Images PRESIDENTIAL VISIT Visiting with Gerald Ford in Washington, D.C., 1976.

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