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The latest trailer for ‘The Crown’ puts Charles and Diana in focus


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The trailer for Season 4 of Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ already has the world talking ahead of its 15 November launch.

The upcoming series will start off where series 3 ended, around the late 1970s. At that time, Queen Elizabeth (Olivia Colman) is in her 25th year of being Monarch. A primary focus of the series will be how the Queen and her family are preoccupied with finding an “appropriate” bride for Prince Charles.

Emma Corrin will be taking on the role of Lady Diana Spencer while Josh O’Connor will take on the role of Prince Charles. The series will also offer the first look of Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher. While the trailer depicts Diana and Charles’ romance as a fairytale, it also hints that reality will differ from the image.

The trailer’s narration are the words spoken so famously at the couple’s wedding by the then Archbishop of Canterbury, Robert Runcie – “here is the stuff of which fairy tales are made — a prince and princess on their wedding day. But fairy tales usually end at this point, with the simple phrase, ‘They lived happily ever after.”

“As husband and wife live out their vows, loving and cherishing one another — sharing life’s splendors and miseries, achievements and setbacks — they will be transformed in the process. Our faith sees the wedding day not as the place of arrival, but the place where the adventure really begins.”

Ahead of the trailer release, ‘The Crown’ tweeted first look photos of cast members with the caption, “change is coming.”

Elizabeth Debicki is set to take over the role of Princess Diana for the final two series while Imelda Staunton will take on the role of Queen Elizabeth II. The storyline is expected to bring the characters into the 2000s, completing the drama’s telling of the story of the House of Windsor which began in 2015 with a portrayal of life in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

About author

My name is Sydney Zatz and I am a University of Iowa graduate. I graduated with a degree in journalism and sports studies, and a minor in sport and recreation management. A highlight of my college career was getting the chance to study abroad in London and experiencing royal history firsthand. I have a passion for royals, royal history, and journalism, which led me to want to write for Royal Central.