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Entertainment The Crown: Embattled Princess Diana pleads 'to be loved'

18:06  29 october  2020
18:06  29 october  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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The Crown has released its latest trailer for series four, offering fans their first chance to hear Emma Corrin's recreation of Princess Diana's iconic voice.

The preview shows the young actress pleading 'to be loved' by the Royal Family after marrying into the firm at a young age as Prince Charles felt increasing pressure to wed and secure his future on the throne.

Gillian Anderson also offers her version of Margaret Thatcher's Iron Lady drawl as she plays a 'dangerous game' by clashing with the Queen after being elected as Prime Minister, vowing she doesn't mind 'making enemies' as she divides the nation with her Parliamentary views.

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a person looking at the camera: Embattled: The Crown has released its latest trailer for series four, offering fans their first chance to hear Emma Corrin's recreation of Princess Diana's iconic voice © Provided by Daily Mail Embattled: The Crown has released its latest trailer for series four, offering fans their first chance to hear Emma Corrin's recreation of Princess Diana's iconic voice

The preview begins with the newly-elected Thatcher and The Queen's first meeting at Buckingham Palace, with it being clear from the outset that the pair aren't going to see eye-to-eye.

Preparing herself for the meeting, the stoic politician says: 'I think we have enough respect for one another personally to ask ourselves one of the bigger questions woman to woman. We are the same age after all.... just six months between us.'

A somewhat rattled Queen Elizabeth says 'really? And who is the senior?' to which Thatcher responds briskly: 'I am, ma'am.'

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Despite the clear progression in Thatcher's election - given she was the first female Prime Minister in British history - it seems that not all of the Royal Family are convinced as Prince Phillip tells his wife: 'Two women running the shop that's the last thing this country needs.'

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Somewhat defending Thatcher, the Queen responds: 'Perhaps that's exactly what this country needs.'

Sadly it appears that not everyone is sold on Thatcher's plans to reignite the economy, as she tells Parliament: 'My goal is to change this country from being dependent to self-reliant. And I think in that I am succeeding.'

Gillian Anderson looking at the camera: A woman amongst men: Sadly it appears that not everyone is sold on Thatcher's plans to reignite the economy, as she tells Parliament: 'My goal is to change this country from being dependent to self-reliant. And I think in that I am succeeding' © Provided by Daily Mail A woman amongst men: Sadly it appears that not everyone is sold on Thatcher's plans to reignite the economy, as she tells Parliament: 'My goal is to change this country from being dependent to self-reliant. And I think in that I am succeeding' a man sitting in front of a window: Determined: Ever unfazed, Thatcher says: 'What if one is comfortable with having enemies?' implying she certainly isn't fazed by rivalries, either in Parliament or the Royal Household © Provided by Daily Mail Determined: Ever unfazed, Thatcher says: 'What if one is comfortable with having enemies?' implying she certainly isn't fazed by rivalries, either in Parliament or the Royal Household

As ripples of laughter ring around the House of Commons the Queen narrates: 'Joblessness, recession, crises. It's a dangerous game to make enemies left, right and centre.'

Ever unfazed, Thatcher says: 'What if one is comfortable with having enemies?' implying she certainly isn't fazed by rivalries, either in Parliament or the Royal Household.

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 It is known that the marriage of Princess Diana († 36) and Prince Charles (71) was not a happy one. Not only that the son of Prince Philip (99) and Queen Elizabeth (94) were already emotionally bound to his current wife Duchess Camilla (73), but also that the pressure on the first of the line of succession was already there was immense from the start.

Focus then shifts to series four's other most prominent story - the tumultuous romance between Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer.

It's clear from the start that the young royal is feeling pressure to marry and secure the future of the monarchy, with Charles Dance's Lord Mountbatten narrating: 'One day dear boy you shall be kind your duty now is the choice if a woman that people will lover as a princess and in due course as Queen.'

The narration is combined with Charles and Diana's playful first meeting, with the innocent kindergarten assistant clueless to the storm she was walking into.

Diana's famous voice and demure demeanour is clear throughout the preview, which hints at trouble in their marriage from the outset, as Princess Margaret (Helena Bonham Carter) warns: 'How many times can this fanily make the same mistake. Paying the consequences each time.'

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As Diana struggles with the isolation of life in the Palace, the trailer offers another glimpse of her stunning David Emanuel wedding gown, before cutting to what appears to be Mountbatten's tragic passing after being killed by bomb that had been planted on his fishing boat.

The Crown's fourth series will document Diana's blossoming romance with Prince Charles including their fairytale wedding, which soon falls apart after he begins an affair with Camilla Parker-Bowles.

a close up of a girl wearing glasses and smiling at the camera: Stunning: Diana's famous voice and demure demeanour is clear throughout the preview © Provided by Daily Mail Stunning: Diana's famous voice and demure demeanour is clear throughout the preview Helena Carter sitting on a table: Concerns: Princess Margaret (Helena Bonham Carter) warns: 'How many times can this fanily make the same mistake. Paying the consequences each time' © Provided by Daily Mail Concerns: Princess Margaret (Helena Bonham Carter) warns: 'How many times can this fanily make the same mistake. Paying the consequences each time'

This includes Diana's 1983 tour of Australia, when she famously donned a beautiful fuchsia pink dress, which featured prominently in series four's first trailer, which was released last month.

The preview ended with a glimpse of Diana's iconic David Emmanuel wedding dress, which will take centre stage as The Crown recreates her historic 1981 wedding.

The Crown Series Four will begin as the 1970s are drawing to a close, with the Royal Family preoccupied with safeguarding the line of succession by securing an appropriate bride for Prince Charles who is still unmarried at 30.

The British nation is struggling with the impact of the divisive policies introduced by Britain's first female Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

Tensions between the Prime Minister and the Queen are expected to only get worse as Thatcher leads the country into the Falklands War, generating conflict within the Commonwealth.

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A silver lining comes in the form of Charles' fairytale romance with young Lady Diana, but behind closed doors, the Royal family is becoming increasingly divided.

Diana married Charles in 1981, and the couple welcomed sons William in 1982 and Harry in 1984. After separating in 1991, the couple divorced in 1996, with Diana then tragically killed in a car accident on 31st August 1997.

Emma's casting was announced in April 2019, with The Crown's creator Peter Morgan calling her 'a brilliant talent who immediately captivated us when she came in for the part of Diana Spencer.'

Helena will once again appear as Princess Margaret, while Tobias will play Prince Phillip.

Josh will reprise his role as Prince Charles, expected to take centre stage this series due to his relationship with Diana.

The series will also feature the ongoing issue of apartheid in South Africa, as well as the assassination of Lord Mountbatten (Charles Dance), and the miners' strike of 1984-85.

Despite concerns that the series would be delayed due to the COVID-19 crisis, which brought much of the television industry to a halt, it seems the fourth season will be released as planned.

Bosses revealed back in March that filming was wrapped earlier than planned, though a majority of principle photography had already been completed.

The Crown Series Four will be released on Netflix on Sunday, November 15th.

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.

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Alex Jennings et al. sitting on a couch: Bigger picture: King Edward VIII abdicates the throne for love © Provided by Daily Mail 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.

Vanessa Kirby, Ben Miles are posing for a picture: Devastated: Princess Margaret is denied her happy ending with Peter Townsend © Provided by Daily Mail 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.

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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

a person standing in front of a building: 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 © Provided by Daily Mail 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

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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

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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

Helena Carter et al. looking at the camera: 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 © Provided by Daily Mail 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.

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