The Crown Series Four: Emma Corrin dons Princess Diana’s see-through skirt reveal


Emma Corrie was once again emulating the Royal icon Diana Princess Of Wales on Saturday as she resumed filming for The Crown Series Four.

The actress, 24, filmed the moment the Princess was followed through London by photographers as she left her job at a local nursery wearing an iconic see-through skirt that made headlines around the world.

Emma is set to play Diana in The Crown’s long-awaited fourth series, which will document Diana’s meeting and eventual marriage to Prince Charles.

Throwback: Emma Corrin was spotted filming more scenes for series four of The Crown in London on Saturday

Classic: She recreated the now-iconic moment that Diana donned a see-through skirt in 1980

Throwback: Emma Corrin (left) emulated the moment Princess Diana donned the now-iconic see-through skirt (right in 1980) on Saturday, as she filmed more scenes for series four of The Crown in London 

For the scenes Emma took a stroll through the capital in a smart 1980s ensemble, which consisted of a simple navy blue coat, teal blue jumper and a pink blouse.

Taking centre stage in the outfit was the famous blue floral skirt, which thanks to a beam of sun offered a glimpse at Diana’s slender pins.

With her head faced slightly downwards in what became Diana’s signature pose, Emma filmed scenes which saw her followed by photographers through London.

Pensive: She sported Diana's signature expression with her head slightly bent

Busy: She filmed scenes of Diana leaving her job as a nursery assistant

Pensive: She sported Diana’s signature expression with her head slightly bent, as she left her nursery job while being pursued by photographers

Dramatic: For the scenes she was followed by photographers as Diana left her job as a nursery assistant in London

Dramatic: For the scenes she was followed by photographers as Diana left her job as a nursery assistant in London

Snap snap! At the time the Princess became the subject of much interest as it had just been revealed that she and Prince Charles were dating

Snap snap! At the time the Princess became the subject of much interest as it had just been revealed that she and Prince Charles were dating

At the time Diana was still working as a nursery assistant despite her aristocratic heritage, and sparked huge interest when it was revealed in the summer of 1980 that she and Prince Charles were an item.

Emma also appeared to be filming similar scenes in Diana sporting another 1980s-inspired look which consisted of a stylish green blazer, a red jumper and a tartan mini skirt.

The Princess appeared pensive as she was followed by the army photographers, who were also dressed in their own looks which could have been plucked from the famous decade.

Diana and Charles went onto marry in July 1981 in a lavish London ceremony at St Paul’s Cathedral, and they had their two sons William and Harry. 

Legendary: Diana's see-through skirt became a worldwide sensation

Classic: She was spotted wearing the garment as she left her job at the London nursery

Legendary: Diana’s see-through skirt became a worldwide sensation when the Princess was spotted wearing the garment as she left her job at the London nursery (right)

Time warp: The London street was transported back to the 1980s to film the scenes

Time warp: The London street was transported back to the 1980s to film the scenes

Ending: Show creator Peter Morgan confirmed the Netflix drama - currently airing its third season with Olivia Colman in the regal role will not include a sixth series

Done: Creator Peter did confirm that Imelda will take the role 'into the 21st Century'

Ending: Show creator Peter Morgan confirmed the Netflix drama - currently airing its third season with Olivia Colman in the regal role - would not include a sixth season while revealing Imelda, 64, will take the role ‘into the 21st century’

It comes after it was revealed that The Crown will end after its fifth season, with Imelda Staunton taking the throne as the critically-acclaimed show’s final Queen Elizabeth II. 

Show creator Peter Morgan confirmed the Netflix drama - currently airing its third season with Olivia in the regal role - would not include a sixth season while revealing Imelda, 64, will take the role ‘into the 21st century’.

This means that current Royal scandals including the allegations made against Prince Andrew as well as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s ‘Megxit’ drama won’t be featured on the Netflix hit. 

Changes: Series three of The Crown hit Netflix in November 2019, with Oscar-winner Olivia Colman taking the throne from Claire Foy, who portrayed the monarch in the first two seasons

Changes: Series three of The Crown hit Netflix in November 2019, with Oscar-winner Olivia Colman taking the throne from Claire Foy, who portrayed the monarch in the first two seasons

Next series: Peter said: 'I'm absolutely thrilled to confirm Imelda Staunton as Her Majesty The Queen for the fifth and final season, taking The Crown into the 21st century'

Next series: Peter said: ‘I’m absolutely thrilled to confirm Imelda Staunton as Her Majesty The Queen for the fifth and final season, taking The Crown into the 21st century’

Too close for comfort: Peter has also now revealed he decided against making a sixth season of The Crown because there 'has to be distance' between real life and the show

Too close for comfort: Peter has also now revealed he decided against making a sixth season of The Crown because there ‘has to be distance’ between real life and the show

Transitions: Peter explained to the Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye: 'You can't fully examine incidents that happened yesterday. There has to be ten to 20 years' distance. And in some instances much longer'

Transitions: Peter explained to the Daily Mail’s Baz Bamigboye: ‘You can’t fully examine incidents that happened yesterday. There has to be ten to 20 years’ distance. And in some instances much longer’

Dramatic: Peter promised the final series, which won't be filmed until 2021 or 2022 will be 'explosive'

Ending: It will culminate with Britain entering the new millennium

Dramatic: Peter promised the final series, which won’t be filmed until 2021 or 2022 will be ‘explosive’ and will culminate with Britain entering the new millennium

Another series? However, the showrunner admitted he would like to visit the royal family again in five to 10 years’ time, but to examine a different period

Another series? However, the showrunner admitted he would like to visit the royal family again in five to 10 years’ time, but to examine a different period

Harry Potter star Imelda said: ‘I have loved watching The Crown from the very start. As an actor it was a joy to see how both Claire Foy and Olivia Colman brought something special and unique to Peter Morgan’s scripts.

‘I am genuinely honoured to be joining such an exceptional creative team and to be taking The Crown to its conclusion.’

Series three of The Crown hit Netflix in November 2019, with Oscar-winner Olivia Colman taking the throne from Claire Foy, who portrayed the monarch in the first two seasons.  

Peter said: ‘I’m absolutely thrilled to confirm Imelda Staunton as Her Majesty The Queen for the fifth and final season, taking The Crown into the 21st century.

‘Imelda is an astonishing talent and will be a fantastic successor to Claire Foy and Olivia Colman.’ 

Teasing: Peter said: 'I don't know yet, but I might go further backwards in time, perhaps before this Queen'

Teasing: Peter said: ‘I don’t know yet, but I might go further backwards in time, perhaps before this Queen’

In the works: The fourth series is currently in production at Elstree Studios and locations across the UK and will see the introduction of Diana, Princess of Wales, played by Emma Corrin, and Margaret Thatcher, played by Gillian Anderson

In the works: The fourth series is currently in production at Elstree Studios and locations across the UK and will see the introduction of Diana, Princess of Wales, played by Emma Corrin, and Margaret Thatcher, played by Gillian Anderson

Long run: It was initially thought the series would run for six series, spanning six decades

Long run: It was initially thought the series would run for six series, spanning six decades

Will not appear: Key moments in the Royal Family's history the show will not cover includes Meghan and Harry's decision to step back as senior Royals

Will not appear: Key moments in the Royal Family’s history the show will not cover includes Meghan and Harry’s decision to step back as senior Royals

Peter has also now revealed he decided against making a sixth season of The Crown because there ‘has to be distance’ between real life and the show. 

The writer and producer admitted he had initially sketched out storylines for further episodes beyond series five. 

But he explained to the Daily Mail’s Baz Bamigboye: ‘You can’t fully examine incidents that happened yesterday. There has to be ten to 20 years’ distance. And in some instances much longer.’

Peter promised the final series, which won’t be filmed until 2021 or 2022 will be ‘explosive’ and will culminate with Britain entering the new millennium.

Acclaimed: Cindy Holland, vice president of original content at Netflix, said: 'The first three seasons of The Crown defined an era, and I know the upcoming fourth season will build further on that success'

Acclaimed: Cindy Holland, vice president of original content at Netflix, said: ‘The first three seasons of The Crown defined an era, and I know the upcoming fourth season will build further on that success’

Praised: 'It's a stunning example of award-winning entertainment, created in the UK and loved by millions of fans around the world,' Cindy added

Praised: ‘It’s a stunning example of award-winning entertainment, created in the UK and loved by millions of fans around the world,’ Cindy added

Controversial: Meghan and Harry rocked the foundations of the Royal Family when they announced their shock decision as they 'work to become financially independent'

Controversial: Meghan and Harry rocked the foundations of the Royal Family when they announced their shock decision as they ‘work to become financially independent’

However, the showrunner admitted he would like to visit the royal family again in five to 10 years’ time, but to examine a different period.

He said: ‘I don’t know yet, but I might go further backwards in time, perhaps before this Queen.’ 

The fourth series is currently in production at Elstree Studios and locations across the UK and will see the introduction of Diana, Princess of Wales, played by Emma Corrin, and Margaret Thatcher, played by Gillian Anderson. 

It was initially thought the series would run for six series, spanning six decades.

Not that far: Executive producer Suzanne Mackie shared earlier this month: 'To be honest, whatever the life of 'The Crown' is after where we are now, I doubt we'll ever go as far into the present day'

Not that far: Executive producer Suzanne Mackie shared earlier this month: ‘To be honest, whatever the life of ‘The Crown’ is after where we are now, I doubt we’ll ever go as far into the present day’

No! Peter added back in 2018: 'I feel uncomfortable writing about events within a certain time period. Let's wait twenty years and see what there is to say about Meghan Markle'

No! Peter added back in 2018: ‘I feel uncomfortable writing about events within a certain time period. Let’s wait twenty years and see what there is to say about Meghan Markle’

Cindy Holland, vice president of original content at Netflix, said: ‘The first three seasons of The Crown defined an era, and I know the upcoming fourth season will build further on that success. 

‘It’s a stunning example of award-winning entertainment, created in the UK and loved by millions of fans around the world.

‘I fully support Peter Morgan’s creative decision and am excited to see how he, Imelda Staunton and the cast and crew of season five, bring this landmark series to a fitting and spectacular end.’ 

Key moments in the Royal Family’s history the show will not cover includes Meghan and Harry’s decision to step back as senior Royals. 

Meghan and Harry rocked the foundations of the Royal Family when they announced their shock decision as they ‘work to become financially independent’. 

Spitting image: Emma was the exact double of Princess Diana as she was surrounded by crew members to film the scenes on a busy London street

Spitting image: Emma was the exact double of Princess Diana as she was surrounded by crew members to film the scenes on a busy London street

Perfect: At one point a crew member spruced up Emma's hair to ensure it perfectly matched Diana's famous blonde bob

Perfect: At one point a crew member spruced up Emma’s hair to ensure it perfectly matched Diana’s famous blonde bob 

Executive producer Suzanne Mackie shared earlier this month: ‘To be honest, whatever the life of ‘The Crown’ is after where we are now, I doubt we’ll ever go as far into the present day.’ 

Whilst Peter added back in 2018: ‘I feel uncomfortable writing about events within a certain time period. Let’s wait twenty years and see what there is to say about Meghan Markle. 

‘I don’t know what there is to say about Meghan Markle at the moment. I wouldn’t know and I wouldn’t presume. She’ll only become interesting once we’ve had twenty years to digest who she is and what her impact has been. 

‘If I were to write about Meghan Markle I would automatically be writing journalistically. I’ve got nothing to say about Meghan Markle.’

In a turbulent year for the House of Windsor Prince Andrew was also ‘sacked’ from all Royal duties by the Queen after a disastrous Newsnight interview about his years of friendship with paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.