The Crown recreates iconic Aussie Charles and Diana moment

Penny Burfitt
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
Josh O'Connor and Emma Corrin were spotted playing Charles and Diana in season four of The Crown. Photo: Enrico Borra / SplashNews.com

Possibly the most highly anticipated TV return of this year is The Crown, which will air its third season on Netflix in November.

But while season three has yet to hit screens, the fourth season is already underway, with photos from an active set giving us our first glimpse of Diana alongside Charles.

Prince Charles and Princess Diana during their real life visit to Uluru in March 1983. Photo: Getty Images

Photos from the set show actors Josh O'Connor and Emma Corrin playing the instantly recognisable Charles and Diana on their 1983 tour of Australia.

Recreating the iconic moment they visited Uluru, the shots show Emma in a white summer dress while Josh is clad in khaki.

The outfits are identical to what Charles and his young bride wore on the real-life tour, and even beyond the costumes, the resemblance is uncanny.

The snaps were taken on set in Almeria, Spain which is evidently to fill in for the Australian desert in the upcoming series.

Josh O'Connor as Charles in season four of The Crown. Photo: Enrico Borra / SplashNews.com
Emma Corrin playing Diana in season four of The Crown. Photo: Enrico Borra / SplashNews.com

The shots are from the series’ fourth, rather than third, season which wrapped filming in June, and is set to hit Aussie screens on November 17.

It’s our first peek of Diana brought to life for the series, but not the first time we’ve caught a glimpse of silver screen Charles.

Charles and Camilla, the early days

An image of Camilla and Charles in The Crown was shared by Empire Magazine ahead of the third series launch on the 1st of October, just days ago.

While viewers saw a young Prince Charles in the second series of the Netflix drama, played by Julian Baring, as he attended brutal boarding school Gordonstoun, this series will include an older Charles, as well as feature Camilla Parker Bowles, then known as Camilla Shand.

Viewers will be introduced to the prince as a student at Cambridge and it looks likely the series will cover his coronation as the Prince of Wales in 1969.

The third has been confirmed to span the years from 1964 to 1977 as change sweeps Britain and the Royal Family must adapt to the altering world.

Charles married Diana in 1981 after a quick courtship, so it is unlikely she will feature in the upcoming series.

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