The new season of Netflix’s historical drama comes to the streaming service in November and will see audiences introduced to Prince Charles’s (Josh O’Connor) new love interest, Lady Diana Spencer (Emma Corrin).
On Saturday, the highly anticipated first look at the young royal on her wedding day was shared online, with Corrin seen nervously wearing an ivory gown ahead of her 1981 nuptials to Prince Charles.
While the dress is created in the same puffy style as the original garment, it is not a direct replica, with costume designer Amy Roberts revealing that she wanted to “capture the same spirit and style of David & Elizabeth Emanuel’s original design, without creating a replica”.
Commenters were wowed by Corrin’s similarity to Diana in the dress, with one writing: “I thought this was actually Princess Diana!!”
“Oh my god it’s the exact spirit of Princess Diana's wedding dress… can't wait,” another fan commented.
Newcomer Corrin has previously revealed that it took 10 people to help put on the dress while filming for The Crown season four, which will be released on Netflix on 15 November.
Other preview images from the new season have provided a first look at Gillian Anderson’s take on former Conservative prime minister Margaret Thatcher.
However, eagle-eyed viewers spotted a historical mistake in a recent promotional image of Corrin’s Diana, after noticing a modern London bus driving past in the background of one photo.
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