Fans of The Crown got their first look at Princess Diana’s wedding dress for the forthcoming fourth series.
Actress Emma Corrin was the spitting image of the Princess of Wales in a recently released image posted on the show’s official Twitter account on Saturday.
Next to the image, the caption read, “A First Taste of Princess Diana’s Wedding Dress. Emmy Award-winning costume designer Amy Roberts wanted to capture the same spirit and style as David and Elizabeth Emanuel’s original design, without a repeat for Emma Corrin “.
The star, 24, was dressed as Lady Diana Spencer in her replica of the large ruffled Emmanuel wedding dress from the 1
Blushing Bride: Fans of The Crown got their first look at Princess Diana’s wedding dress for the forthcoming fourth series. On the left is Emma Corrin in the replica and on the right Princess Diana on her wedding day
Exciting! Next to the photo released Saturday on the show’s official Twitter account, the caption read: “A First Taste of Princess Diana’s Wedding Dress”
The engagement and early marriage of Charles and Diana will be one of the main focuses of the fourth series of the award-winning drama, along with Charles’s feelings for Camilla Parker Bowles, played by Emerald Fennell.
Fans went crazy over the newly released image on social media, with many commenting that they had to take a double take looking at the shot as the similarity was so striking.
One wrote: “She really looks like Diana, I had to do a double take!”, While another said excitedly: “I’m screaming and one step closer to collapse” at the sight of the dress.
Highly anticipated: Charles and Diana’s early marriage and engagement will be one of the main focuses of the fourth series of the award-winning drama, along with Charles’ feelings for Camilla Parker Bowles – played by Emerald Fennell
Another stunned Twitter user said, “YESSS they are killing him”, while another simply posted “omg I just fell apart”.
At the wedding – held at St Paul’s Cathedral – Diana wore an antique ivory silk taffeta and lace gown with a 7.62m train. The dress was valued at £ 151,000.
The Crown Series Four will be released on Netflix on Sunday November 15th and will see dark times for royalty as they face even more political and social upheaval.
In an interview with The Times on Saturday, Emma said the audience’s expectation around her role was “overwhelming from the start”, before adding that she wants to make Diana “proud”.
Impressed! Fans went wild over the newly released images on social media, with many commenting that they had to do a double take looking at the images as the similarity was so striking.
She said, “I know it’s weird and sweet, but I feel like I know her.”
Drawing on my experience, not that I have experienced that kind of self harm, but mental health in general, can take you on a very dark path when you are struggling to cope, when things seem out of control.
‘Diana doesn’t have much of the love, comfort and attention she needs from the man she loves or from family, who don’t really act like family to her. There is a build-up of emotions that he cannot bear and getting sick is a way to regain control.
Last week The Crown released more first look images, showing the royal family thrown into an era of political change ahead of the new series.
Wow! Last week The Crown released multiple snaps of the first look, showing the royal family thrown into an era of political change, before the release of series four on November 15 (Emma Corrin and Josh O’Connor play Prince Charles and Princess Diana at the Royal Opera House in March 1981)
Release: Diana wore a similar black strapless dress when she and Charles were photographed at the same iconic location (in March 1981) for a charity recital
The images show Emma as Diana making a glamorous entrance to the Royal Opera House in 1981, along with her husband Charles, (Josh O’Connor) while another features Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher, at the historic moment when enters Downing Street after being elected as Prime Minister in 1979.
Emma looks just like Diana when she replicates her visit to the Royal Opera House for a charity recital – and while Emma wears a purple dress in the scenes, Diana famously wore a very similar design, in black.
It is the first of two images to feature the so-called “People’s Princess”, while another sees her in a sophisticated cream-colored ensemble surrounded by photographers, wearing a yellow dress.
Another image shows the moment Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher arrived in Downing Street in 1979 after being elected for the first time, supported by her proud husband Denis (played by Stephen Boxer).
Historian: Gillian Anderson is seen as Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, describing the moment she arrived in Downing Street in 1979 after she was first elected, supported by her proud husband Denis (Stephen Boxer)
Historic moment: Thatcher became the first woman in UK history to be elected Prime Minister in the late 1970s and headed the UK government for over a decade (pictured in 1979)
Helena Bonham Carter can be seen portraying Princess Margaret during a particularly thoughtful moment as she adjusts to life with Mustique following the breakup of her marriage to Anthony Armstrong-Jones.
Some of the key moments presented have obtained artistic license and do not exactly replicate the images taken of the royal family.
An example of this is a photo of Olivia Colman, who plays the Queen at the Royal Variety performance in 1984, alongside Tobias Menzies, who plays her husband, Prince Philip.
In fact, the royal couple didn’t attend the annual showcase until the following year.
Guests of honor: The Queen herself (Olivia Colman) and her husband Prince Philip (Tobias Menzies) attend the Royal Variety show in 1984
Small mistake: The Royal Variety’s performance dropped slightly in accuracy, as the queen did not actually attend in 1984, but was the guest of honor the following year (pictured in 1985)
Erin Doherty also appears in an image of Princess Anne wearing a striking white and yellow floral outfit with a matching fascinator, which she famously wore at Diana and Charles’s wedding in 1981.
The Queen and Charles also appear to be in the midst of a dramatic exchange in one image, while another shows Marion Bailey as the beloved Queen Mother during a public engagement.
Series 4 of The Crown will document Diana’s burgeoning romance with Prince Charles, as the trailer features the moment she emerges to greet an army of photographers, along with crowds clapping her name as she travels the world to account of the monarchy.
Sartorial chic: the collection features two images of the so-called “people’s princess”, while another also shows Emma’s Diana in a cream-colored suit surrounded by photographers
Concerned: Helena Bonham Carter is seen as Princess Margaret during a particularly thoughtful moment as she adjusts to life with Mustique after her marriage to Anthony Armstrong-Jones ends
Posing: Princess Margaret seen clutching a bouquet of flowers while at her favorite Mustique holiday destination in 1985
Royal Entrance: Another image shows Princess Anne (played by Erin Doherty) wearing a striking white and yellow floral suit with a matching fascinator, which she famously wore at Diana and Charles’s wedding in 1981
Gorgeous: The Royal (pictured arriving for her wedding to Princess Margaret in 1981) famously re-wore her yellow and white floral dress for her cousin’s wedding 27 years later, in 2008
This includes Diana’s 1983 tour of Australia, when she famously wore a beautiful fuchsia pink dress, which featured prominently in the first trailer for the fourth series, which was released last month.
The preview concluded with a look at Diana’s iconic wedding dress, David Emmanuel, who will take center stage as The Crown recreates her historic 1981 wedding.
Series four of the crown will begin when the 70s are drawing to a close, with the royal family concerned with safeguarding the line of succession by ensuring an appropriate bride for Prince Charles, who is not yet married at 30.
In contrast: Another image shows Olivia’s Queen Elizabeth in the midst of a tense exchange with her son Charles, (O’Connor) as the series prepares to document his burgeoning relationship with Diana.
The real family: Prince Charles was pictured with Queen Elizabeth II, in 1969, wearing similar outfits in queen tweed
Gorgeous: The fourth series will once again star Emerald Fennell as Camilla Parker Bowles, (left) who can be seen in the image above during a scene filmed at Aldwych’s Australia House
Iconic: Although there are no photos of a young Camilla taken at Australia House, she looked similar when photographed (right) with Diana (left) in August 1997 at Ludlow Racecourse
Beloved: Another shot shows Marion Bailey as the beloved Queen Mother during a public engagement
The British nation is struggling with the impact of the divisive policies pioneered by Britain’s first female prime minister Margaret Thatcher.
Tensions between the Prime Minister and the Queen should only worsen as Thatcher leads the country in the Falklands War, generating conflict within the Commonwealth.
A silver lining comes in the form of Charles’ fairytale romance with young Lady Diana, but behind closed doors, the royal family is increasingly divided.
It’s here! The trailer for the latest series of The Crown showed Emma’s Diana dressed in her iconic David Emmanuel wedding dress (left in the trailer and right in 1981)
Nice: Emma’s casting was announced in April 2019, with creator Peter Morgan calling her “ a brilliant talent who instantly charmed us when she arrived for the part ” (Emma pictured left during and Diana in the photo on the right in 1982)
Diana married Charles in 1981 and the couple welcomed children William in 1982 and Harry in 1984. After separating in 1991, the couple divorced in 1996, with Diana tragically killed in a car accident on August 31, 1997.
Emma’s casting was announced in April 2019, with The Crown creator Peter Morgan calling her “ a brilliant talent that immediately enthralled us when she stepped in for the part of Diana Spencer. ”
Helena will once again appear as Princess Margaret, while Tobias will play Prince Philip.
Josh will reprise the role of Prince Charles, who is expected to take center stage in this series due to his relationship with Diana.
Awarded: Oscar winner Olivia (L) plays Queen Elizabeth II (pictured right in 1964) in series three and four of The Crown
Legendary: Helena Bonham Carter will once again play Princess Margaret in the fourth series, depicting her life after divorcing Lord Anthony Armstrong-Jones (Helena on the left and Margaret on the right in 1987)
Royal Man: Tobias Menzies will once again play the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip (left) at a time when the royal family becomes increasingly divided behind closed doors (Phillip pictured right in 1986)
To Marry: Josh O’Connor will portray Prince Charles (left), as the series depicts his turbulent marriage to Diana (Charles pictured right in 1984)
The series will also include the issue of apartheid in South Africa, as well as the assassination of Lord Mountbatten (Charles Dance) and the 1984-85 miners’ strike.
Despite concerns that the series may be delayed due to the COVID-19 crisis, which has halted much of the television industry, it appears that the fourth season will be released as planned.
Bosses revealed in March that filming had finished earlier than expected, although most of the principal shots had already been completed.
Coronation: Claire Foy (L) played a young Queen Elizabeth II (pictured right in 1955) as she ascended the throne after the death of her late father during seasons one and two
Royal Role: It was also announced that The Night Manager star Elizabeth Debicki has been cast as Princess Diana for the final two series of The Crown
Really good: Imelda Staunton will play the queen in the last two series of The Crown. The 63-year-old will take on the role of Elizabeth II for seasons five and six of the Netflix drama
Congratulations! Lesley Manville was cast in the role of Princess Margaret (right in 1966) for the fifth and sixth seasons of The Crown
From Pope to Prince: The Two Popes actor Jonathan Pryce was also cast as Duke of Edinburgh Prince Phillip (just earlier this year), and said he is ‘confident’ to take on the ‘daunting’ role
It was recently announced that The Night Manager star Elizabeth Debicki has been cast as Princess Diana for the final two series of The Crown, while Jonathan Pryce has been announced to take on the role of Prince Philip.
The 73-year-old actor will join the star-studded cast of the hit Netflix show and play the royal in the 1990s and 2000s.
Jonathan said it will be “a joy” to star alongside Imelda Staunton as the Queen and Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret.
In the first two series of The Crown, Claire Foy played the role of Queen Elizabeth, while Prince Philip was played by Matt Smith and Princess Margaret by Vanessa Kirby.
It was recently announced that The Crown will run six series instead of five.
Creator Peter has revealed that he has decided to “go back to the original plan,” which means that Imelda will now appear for two series as an older Queen Elizabeth II.
The producers decided to make a U-turn following the January announcement that The Crown would be ending after its fifth series.
Peter said: “When we started discussing the plots of Series 5, it quickly became clear that to do justice to the richness and complexity of the story we should go back to the original plan and do six seasons.”
The Crown Series Four will be released on Netflix on Sunday 15th November.
Pivotal moments from The Crown so far …
King Edward VIII abdicates the throne out of love
Edward fell in love with Wallis Simpson, a married woman, and planned to marry her after her coronation when her divorce came.
However, they were denied the opportunity to marry and, due to the divorce, the royals were banned and decided to move to France together.
Edward then returned to England to address his family for George VI’s funeral after his death and continued to form a close bond with Prince Charles.
Bigger picture: King Edward VIII abdicates the throne for love
Princess Margaret is also denied her happy ending
Princess Margaret, who is portrayed as the royal rebel during the first and second seasons, was hoping to break out of tradition and marry divorced Peter Townsend.
However, the growing public chatter about the illicit affair begins to overshadow Elizabeth’s fame after her coronation.
Margaret rende chiare le sue intenzioni di sposare Peter con la regina Elisabetta II e le chiede di aspettare fino ai 25 anni per legare il nodo al suo amore.
Tuttavia, quando il suo venticinquesimo compleanno fa il giro, la Regina deve tornare sulla sua parola a causa delle pressioni della Corona e dice a Margaret che non può concederle il permesso di sposare Peter.
Devastata: alla principessa Margaret viene negato il suo lieto fine con Peter Townsend
L’ascesa e la caduta di Winston Churchill
La prima e la seconda stagione descrivevano il rapporto della regina con il primo ministro dell’epoca, Winston Churchill.
Dopo la sua leadership di successo durante la seconda guerra mondiale, Winston sale di nuovo al potere per la seconda volta durante il regno di Elisabetta.
The Crown segue il viaggio di Winston mentre si abitua a rispondere a una donna al potere e alla sua salute in peggioramento.
Il matrimonio reale è scosso il nuovo ruolo di Elizabeth
La lotta per il potere nella relazione è evidente come il ruolo di Elisabetta come regina abbia la priorità sul suo matrimonio, mentre il principe Filippo non è abituato a prendere un sedile posteriore.
The Crown accenna anche all’infedeltà nella loro relazione poiché Elizabeth trova una foto della ballerina russa Galina Ulanova tra i suoi beni, prima di mandarlo in un tour di cinque mesi sullo yacht reale.
La tensione arriva al culmine durante la premiere della seconda stagione, quando la coppia reale discute a bordo della HMY Britannia mentre si sforzano di trovare una soluzione ai loro problemi, poiché il divorzio non è un’opzione per un monarca.
Problemi in paradiso: il matrimonio reale è scosso dal nuovo ruolo di Elizabeth
Il viaggio di Elisabetta per accettare la corona
L’inizio della serie mostra un’Elisabetta più cauta e timida, rispetto al formidabile monarca in cui è cresciuta.
Uno dei momenti chiave della prima serie è il suo viaggio verso l’accettazione della Corona, dopo aver dovuto riconfigurare tutte le relazioni della sua vita.
La serie mostra la regina che cresce in sicurezza mentre si trova su un percorso di scoperta di sé.
Tla regina visita Aberfan
Aberfan: Dopo aver riflettuto sulla sua decisione, alla fine ha fatto visita a suo marito e si dice che la sua risposta ritardata rimanga uno dei suoi più grandi rimpianti
Il terzo episodio della terza stagione si concentra sul disastro di Aberfan che ha ucciso 144 persone, tra cui 116 bambini, dopo che una punta di bottino di una miniera di carbone è crollata su una scuola in un villaggio gallese.
La regina non ha visitato immediatamente il luogo del disastro, citando che non voleva distrarsi dalla tragedia con la sua presenza.
Tuttavia, dopo aver riflettuto sulla sua decisione, alla fine ha fatto visita al marito e si dice che il suo ritardo nella risposta rimane uno dei suoi più grandi rimpianti.
Il documentario della famiglia reale
Inside the life: In a bid to give the public a better understanding of the Royal family they let a camera crew into their lives for 18 months
In a bid to give the public a better understanding of the Royal family they let a camera crew into their lives for 18 months.
The Crown depicts the whole thing as a disaster with the family reportedly banning the programme from ever being aired again.
However in actuality, the documentary was well-received and had sky high viewing figures.
Prince Charles valuable time in Wales
Touching: Prince Charles valuable time in Wales
After receiving backlash for the title ‘Prince of Wales’, despite not being a citizen or speaking the language, Prince Charles was sent to Aberystwyth University to learn the language.
Charles, who was 20 at the time, finished the trip with an elaborate investiture to pledge his allegiance to the Queen in Welsh.
However he asked to tweak the speech to add in his own voice, promising the Welsh residents that they wouldn’t be forgotten by England again.
Princess Margaret wows at the White House
She impressed! After being sent on a Royal tour of the U.S. in place of her sister, Margaret was invited to dinner at the White House by President Lyndon B. Johnson
After being sent on a Royal tour of the U.S. in place of her sister, Margaret was invited to dinner at the White House by President Lyndon B. Johnson.
The whole night appeared a huge success thanks to Margaret’s quick-wit and charm, with President Johnson seemingly lapping it up.
However across the pond Margaret’s success appeared to worry the Queen as she seemed concerned she was being outshone by her sibling.