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The world is awaiting The Crown season five, with the highly anticipated Netflix instalment set to be to be the most dramatic yet.
The fourth season saw its star-studded second cast make their final appearances, from Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth and Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret to Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip and Josh O’Connor as Prince Charles.
It was Princess Diana’s portrayal by Emma Corrin that made the most news however, earning the actress a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild award and a Critic’s Choice TV award.
With season five welcoming a brand new cast to reflect the passing of time, it is Elizabeth Debicki who will be stepping into Princess Diana’s iconic shoes.
Earlier this week, photographs emerged of Elizabeth filming for The Crown and the resemblance is scarily uncanny.
The photographs show Debicki filming with two young male actors, thought to the Netflix show’s Princes William and Harry.
This comes after photographs went viral last year of Debicki filming with two younger children in rugby shirts, thought to be the boys at a younger stage.
And now, the official photographs are here with Netflix posting a first look at the next Princess Diana and Prince Charles, played by Debicki and Dominic West.
The photographs of Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana have unsurprisingly gone viral on social media, with fans amazed by the uncanny resemblance.
Season five is set to be a controversial season in terms of the royal family’s reaction, with the royal family reportedly concerned about their portrayal, even releasing a statement to remind the public that it is a piece of fiction.
King Charles was said to be particularly unhappy with his portrayal in season four, with Clarence House’s official social media platforms having to disable their comments after its release.
Another royal who was reportedly angered by the Princess Diana storyline is Prince William, with a royal source telling the Daily Mail that he “feels that both his parents are being exploited and being presented in a false, simplistic way to make money”.
The Crown season five is expected to hit our screens on 9 November 2022.