The Crown's Emma Corrin transforms into Princess Diana in new stills
The Crown’s Emma Corrin captures Princess Diana’s coy facial expressions as she links arms with Prince Charles actor Josh O’Connor to recreate their engagement day in new stills
- The fourth series will focus on the early romance and marriage of Charles and Diana, after the Prince felt pressure by the Royal Family to find a wife
- In the images shared on Tuesday, the actress, 24, captured the late royal’s signature facial expressions as she linked arms with her on-screen fiancé, 30
- The Prince Of Wales had proposed to the Norfolk native in February 1981, with the couple eventually tying the knot five months later
- They ended their marriage in August 1996, and Diana died in a car crash a year later
- The Crown series four is released on Netflix on November 15
The Crown’s Emma Corrin and Josh O’Connor recreated Princess Diana and Prince Charles’ engagement day shoot in new stills from the upcoming fourth season of the Netflix hit, set for release on November 15.
In the images shared to Instagram on Tuesday, the actress, 24, captured the late royal’s signature coy facial expressions as she linked arms with her on-screen fiancé, 30.
The Prince Of Wales had proposed to the Norfolk native in February 1981, with the couple eventually tying the knot five months later, before ending their marriage in August 1996.
Uncanny: The Crown’s Emma Corrin and Josh O’Connor recreated Princess Diana and Prince Charles’ engagement day shoot in new stills from the upcoming fourth season of the Netflix hit
Looking every inch the elegant pair, thespian Emma was dressed in a cropped wig with a blue blazer and a matching skirt, while The Durrells’ Josh sported a sharp suit.
The duo were surrounded by photographers and press to mark the moment Diana was introduced to the British public.
The post’s accompanying caption read: ‘The engagement of Charles and Diana. A moment that changed everything. The Crown Season Four. Sunday 15th November.’
The much-anticipated season will portray Diana’s entrance in the Royal Family, as well as her incompatibility with Charles due to their near 13-year age difference.
In the zone: In the images shared to Instagram on Tuesday, the actress, 24, captured the late royal’s signature coy facial expressions as she linked arms with her on-screen fiancé, 30
Background: The couple eventually tied the knot five months later, before ending their marriage in August 1996
Here she is: The duo were surrounded by photographers and press to mark the moment Diana was introduced to the British public
Earlier this week, Emma revealed she asked scriptwriters to add in graphic bulimia scenes to depict the People’s Princess’ battle with the eating disorder.
Speaking to the Radio Times, the screen star said she wanted to include scenes of Diana vomiting to portray the eating disorder in an ‘honest way.’
Speaking of the scenes, which Emma developed with her movement coach, she said: ‘We’d been working on her body language and we put together a document that we sent to the script team and said: “Can you include some of this in the writing because we’d love to really flesh out those scenes?”
‘I felt that if we were trying to depict bulimia in an honest way, we had to actually show it – otherwise it’s a disservice to anyone who has been through that.
Blushing bride: Fans have already been given a first look at Princess Diana’s wedding dress from the upcoming fourth series (pictured R on her wedding day)
Candid: Earlier this week, Emma revealed she asked scriptwriters to add in graphic bulimia scenes to depict the People’s Princess’ battle with the eating disorder
‘I don’t think we should shy away from those conversations; Diana was very candid about her experience with bulimia and I so admire that.’
WHAT IS BULIMIA NERVOSA?
According to the NHS, bulimia is ‘an eating disorder and mental health condition’
‘People who have bulimia go through periods where they eat a lot of food in a very short amount of time and then make themselves sick’, the website adds,
The eating disorder is most common in young women, and sufferers often have a distorted image of their figures
- Binge eating
- Fear of putting on weight
- Critical about weight and body shape
- Extreme mood changes
Diana herself first revealed her battle with bulimia during her bombshell Panorama interview with Martin Bashir in 1995.
The Cambridge alum said she related to pressure put on young women to be ‘thin and glamorous’ and that social media placed further importance on people to ‘be a certain way.’
Emma and Josh have seen their stars rise since landing the royal roles, with the blonde praising Queen Elizabeth II actress Olivia Colman and Princess Margaret star Helena Bonham Carter for ‘protecting her.’
The Royal Tunbridge Wells native will be replaced by Elizabeth Debicki for series five of The Crown, with Dominic West rumoured to be taking on the role of Prince Charles.
The Crown will include a warning for viewers ahead of episodes that will feature Princess Diana’s battle with bulimia.
A spokesperson explained that series four will feature a disclaimer to inform viewers of the upcoming scenes that will depict the Princess’ struggles with the eating disorder.
According to The Sun, the on-screen warning will feature in three of The Crown’s ten episodes in series four, which will depict the Royals from 1979 to 1990.
It is thought to read: ‘The following episode includes scenes of an eating disorder which some viewers may find troubling. Viewers discretion is required.’
A spokesperson for Netflix told the publication: ‘The Crown producers worked closely with the eating disorder charity, BEAT, to ensure that their portrayal of Princess Diana’s bulimia was both accurate to the disorder and sensitively handled.
‘When viewers watch the series on Netflix they will see warning cards at the beginning of the episodes giving details of how to seek help if required.’
MailOnline contacted representatives for The Crown for further comment at the time.
If you have been affected by this story you can call BEAT at 0808 801 0677.
Pivotal moments from The Crown so far…
King Edward VIII abdicates the throne for love
Edward fell in love with Wallis Simpson, a married woman, and planned to marry her after his coronation when her divorce had come through.
However they were denied the opportunity to marry and due to divorce being forbidden for the Royals and decided to move to France together.
Edward later returned to England to face his family for the funeral of George VI following his death and went on 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 painted as the Royal rebel throughout the first and second seasons, hoped to step outside tradition and marry divorcee Peter Townsend.
However growing public chatter over the illicit relationship begins to overshadow Elizabeth’s post coronation fame.
Margaret makes her intentions to marry Peter clear to Queen Elizabeth II and she asks her to wait until she is 25 to tie the knot with her love.
However when her 25th birthday does roll around the Queen has to go back on her word due to pressure from the Crown, and tells Margaret that she cannot grant her permission to marry Peter.
Devastated: Princess Margaret is denied her happy ending with Peter Townsend
Winston Churchill’s rise and fall
The first and second seasons depicted the Queen’s relationship with the Prime Minister of the time, Winston Churchill.
Following his successful leadership during the Second World War, Winston rises to power again for a second time during Elizabeth’s reign.
The Crown follows Winston’s journey as he adjusts to answering to a woman in power and his deteriorating health.
Royal marriage is rocked Elizabeth’s new role
The power struggle in the relationship is clear to see as Elizabeth’s role as the Queen takes priority over her marriage, while Prince Philip isn’t used to taking a backseat.
The Crown also hints at infidelity in their relationship as Elizabeth finds a picture of Russian ballerina Galina Ulanova among his possessions, before sending him off on a five-month tour on the Royal yacht.
The tension comes to a head during the premiere for season two when the Royal couple argue on board the HMY Britannia as they strive to find a resolution to their problems, due to divorce not being an option for a monarch.
Trouble in paradise: Royal marriage is rocked Elizabeth’s new role
Elizabeth’s journey to accepting the Crown
The start of the series shows a more wary and shy Elizabeth, compared to the formidable monarch she has grown into.
One of the key moments in the first series is her journey to accepting the Crown, after having to reconfigure all of the relationships in her life.
The series shows the Queen growing in confidence as she finds herself on a path of self-discovery.
The Queen visits Aberfan
Aberfan: After reflecting on her decision, she eventually visited alongside her husband and it is claimed her delayed response remains one of her greatest regrets
Episode three of the third season focuses on the Aberfan disaster which killed 144 people, including 116 childrne, after a colliery spoil tip collapsed over a school in a Welsh village.
The Queen did not immediately visit the disaster site, citing that she did not want to distract away from the tragedy with her presence.
However after reflecting on her decision, she eventually visited alongside her husband and it is claimed her delayed response remains one of her greatest regrets.
The Royal Family documentary
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.
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