‘The Crown’ introduces its Princess Diana: See Emma Corrin in Diana’s wedding dress – USA TODAY

Published 11:47 a.m. ET Aug. 20, 2020 | Updated 9:48 a.m. ET Aug. 21, 2020


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Hello, Princess Diana.

Thursday, viewers got a taste of how the People’s Princess will be portrayed in Season 4 of Netflix‘s “The Crown,” arriving on Nov. 15.

The official Twitter account for the series shared a 33-second clip welcoming Emma Corrin as Prince Charles’ first wife and and Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher.

In the shots shared, Corrin, 24, bears a striking resemblance to Diana. The teaser alludes to Diana’s relationship with the media. Cameras flash and a crowd calls her name, “Diana! Diana!”

The late royal died in a car crash in Paris in 1997 while evading paparazzi. Her driver was speeding, and his blood alcohol level was determined to be more than three times France’s legal limit.

Corrin sports Diana’s signature hairdo and even her voluminous wedding gown from her ceremony in 1981. Charles and Diana revealed they were separating in 1992 and have two children: Prince William, 38, and Prince Harry, 35.

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The monarchy. Above all else. @GillianA and Emma Corrin join Olivia Colman in Season Four of The Crown, arriving 15th November. pic.twitter.com/Z4RPvzb32R

— The Crown (@TheCrownNetflix) August 20, 2020

An estimated 750 million people around the world watched the fresh-faced Diana, then 20, walk down the aisle wearing a 25-foot train to marry 32-year-old Prince Charles. 

But their marriage was doomed from the start. As the public would come to find out (in tabloid nirvana for the British media), Charles’ heart was tied up with Camilla Shand, who he’d met over a decade prior in 1970. But Camilla lacked an aristocratic bloodline and wasn’t viewed as “virginal” enough for a proper courtship and role as a royal wife.

Diana and Charles’ much-watched first few years building a family were relatively stable, but in 1986, after their two sons were born, Charles rekindled his affair with Camilla. In retaliation, Diana began a five-year affair with her riding instructor, James Hewitt.

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In an announcement, Netflix shares the focus of the upcoming season (covering the years 1979-1990) and Diana’s part. “As the 1970s are drawing to a close, Queen Elizabeth (Olivia Colman) and her family find themselves preoccupied with safeguarding the line of succession by securing an appropriate bride for Prince Charles (Josh O’Connor), who is still unmarried at 30,” a description reads. “While Charles’ romance with a young Lady Diana Spencer (Emma Corrin) provides a much-needed fairytale to unite the British people, behind closed doors, the Royal family is becoming increasingly divided.”

Corrin’s turn as Diana will be short-lived. Actress Elizabeth Debicki will play the princess in the series’ last two seasons.

Contributing: Maria Puente, Andrea Mandell

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