The next generation is coming to The Crown.
In photos taken from the set of The Crown season four, Emma Corrin is seen in character as Diana Spencer (the woman who became known to the world as Princess Diana) along with a young baby who is The Crown's Prince William.
Season three of The Crown, which was set between 1964 and 1977, featured Prince Charles' (Josh O'Connor) early romance with Camilla Parker Bowles (Emerald Fennell), and their eventual breakup. Corrin's casting as Princess Diana was confirmed August 2019.
"I have been glued to the show and to think I'm now joining this incredibly talented acting family is surreal," Corrin said in a statement. "Princess Diana was an icon and her effect on the world remains profound and inspiring. To explore her through Peter Morgan's writing is the most exceptional opportunity and I will strive to do her justice!"
See Corrin and O'Connor as Princess Diana and Prince Charles, along with their young TV child, in the photo above. See the real deal below.
For the third and upcoming fourth season, The Crown introduced a new cast to play the royal family. Claire Foy handed off the role of Queen Elizabeth II to Oscar winner Olivia Colman. The new cast also includes Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip, Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret, Ben Daniels as Lord Snowdon and Erin Doherty as Princess Anne. Season four will feature the third season cast as it jumps into the 1980s—Prince William was born in 1982—and include The X-Files star Gillian Anderson as the UK prime minister Margaret Thatcher.
Get acquainted with The Crown's new cast below.
The Crown season three is now streaming on Netflix.