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Fourth season of 'The Crown' focuses on Princess Diana

Princess Diana

Princess of Wales Diana waves to the crowd in 1988. AFP

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Princess Diana’s entry into the British royal family takes centre stage in the fourth season of Netflix drama “The Crown”.

Emma Corrin, a 24-year-old actress, enacts the role of the young Diana, depicting a soft voice and shy gaze from behind a heavy fringe.

In the new season, Diana is introduced as a naïve teenager who roller-skates around Buckingham Palace to pass away time due to loneliness after her engagement to Prince Charles. 

Emma Emma Corrin at a movie premiere. AFP


Before the marriage, she starts battling with bulimia, a cycle of binge-eating and then purging. 


Princess Diana was 20 and Prince Charles 32 when they got married in 1981. 


Strong female roles 


The fourth season of the hit show covers late 1970s and 1980’s with love triangle being one of the main storylines. 


The period was marked by deadly violence over British rule in Northern Ireland, which included the assassination of Charles' great-uncle and confidant, Louis Mountbatten, by the IRA in 1979. 


Olivia Olivia Colman at the 92nd Oscars. AFP


The role of the queen is played by Olivia Colman, British Oscar award-winner.


Margaret Thatcher, the first woman to lead the British government is depicted by US actress Gillian Anderson.


Gillian Gillian Anderson at the Bafta Film Awards. AP


The season is packed with a lot of strong female roles. 


The Crown was first aired in 2016 and has gone ahead to won numerous awards since then, with a total of 73 million viewers. 





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