The Crown's Elizabeth Debicki mirrors Princess Diana in tartan

The Crown’s Elizabeth Debicki mirrors outfit Princess Diana wore to Princess Eugenie’s 1990 christening as she dons a red tartan suit to film with Dominic West’s Prince Charles and Timothee Sambor as William

  • Elizabeth Debicki appeared to be the double of Princess Diana when filming her latest scenes for The Crown
  • The actress, 31, is taking over the role of the late Princess of Wales from Emma Corrin for the fifth series
  • Cut a stylish figure in an oversized tartan outfit which the royal wore to attend church in the nineties
  • Elizabeth Debicki effortlessly channelled Princess Diana once again when recently filming new scenes for series five of Netflix’s The Crown.

    The Australian actress, 31, who is taking over the role from Emma Corrin, effortlessly channelled the late royal by opting for a red tartan jacket, with a matching skirt and hat while shooting scenes set outside church in Sandringham. 

    It’s not known exactly what the crew were filming, but Elizabeth’s outfit is strikingly reminiscent of one worn by Her Royal Highness while attending Princess Eugenie’s christening in December 1990.

    She was joined by Dominic West, who is set to play Prince Charles in the drama, for the scenes, as well as child actor Timothee Sambor, 11, who got into character as the young Princes William.

    The Crown’s fifth series of the show will cover the Royal Family‘s history throughout the 1990s. 

    Over the first three series of The Crown, the Netflix hit has become well known for bending facts to suit its narrative, and while some artistic license is inevitable, some critics have been outraged in its rewriting of history and relationships. 

    Australian actress Elizabeth Debicki, 31, effortlessly channelled Princess Diana once again when recently filming new scenes for series five of Netflix's The Crown alongside Dominic West and child actor Timothee Sambor (pictured, Princess Diana with Prince William at Princess Eugenie's christening in 1990)

    Australian actress Elizabeth Debicki, 31, effortlessly channelled Princess Diana once again when recently filming new scenes for series five of Netflix's The Crown alongside Dominic West and child actor Timothee Sambor (pictured)

    Australian actress Elizabeth Debicki, 31, effortlessly channelled Princess Diana once again when recently filming new scenes for series five of Netflix’s The Crown alongside Dominic West and child actor Timothee Sambor (left, Princess Diana with Prince William at Princess Eugenie’s christening in 1990 and right, the cast on the set of The Crown) 

    Showing she is the queen of glamorous cool, Elizabeth effortlessly oozed business-chic while shooting the scenes this week. 

    Boasting the Princess of Wales’ signature locks beneath a postbox red hat, Elizabeth finished off her look with a smattering of elegant makeup – including blush and a soft pink lip gloss. 

    Elizabeth was wearing a replica of Diana’s engagement ring in the piece. The sapphire piece was worn by the late royal until her divorce was finalised in 1996. 

    It is unknown exactly what scene was being filmed from Princess Diana’s life, or whether the Netflix series is once again taking artistic license with the late royal.

    Princess Eugenie’s christening, which took place on the Royal Sandringham estate in 1990, was one of the few to be shared with the local public around the estate. 

    Nine-month-old Eugenie was baptised during morning service at the church of St Mary Magdalene at Sandringham just before Christmas in 1990.

    Boasting the Princess of Wales' signature locks beneath a postbox red hat, Elizabeth finished off her look with a smattering of elegant makeup - including blush and a soft pink lip gloss

    Boasting the Princess of Wales’ signature locks beneath a postbox red hat, Elizabeth finished off her look with a smattering of elegant makeup – including blush and a soft pink lip gloss

    It was a notable exception to the usual privacy surrounding royal christenings. The christening was broadcast by loudspeaker across the royal estate at Sandringham, Norfolk.

    Microphones relayed the service to a crowd of 2,000 outside the church.

    ‘It was a lovely family occasion, a truly happy day,’ the Bishop of Norwich, the Rev Peter Nott, who conducted the 50-minute service, previously explained. 

    The stars of the series have been busy filming for the fifth season in recent weeks, with Elizabeth spotted out and about on set in London last month. 

    Weeks ago, Elizabeth effortlessly channelled Princess Diana once again when recently filming new scenes in Croydon, London. 

    Elizabeth's outfit was similar to one worn by Diana for Princess Eugenie's christening in Sandringham in 1990 (pictured, the late princess with Prince William)

    Elizabeth’s outfit was similar to one worn by Diana for Princess Eugenie’s christening in Sandringham in 1990 (pictured, the late princess with Prince William) 

    The Australian actress  effortlessly channelled the late royal by opting for a red puffer jacket, navy baseball cap, black leggings, and brown boots while shooting scenes. 

    It’s not known exactly what the crew were filming, but Elizabeth’s outfit was reminiscent of one worn by Her Royal Highness on ski trip to Lech, Austria in 1994, when she took a young Prince William and Prince Harry to the exclusive resort in the Alps. 

    Key historical moments involving the Royal Family between 1999 and 2003

    The last two series of The Crown will cover the Royal Family in the 1990s to 2003. Here, FEMAIL takes a look at the key historical moments involving the Royal Family which occurred during that time… 

    1999: The marriage of the Queen’s son Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex: The wedding took place at St George’s Chapel in Windsor. 

    2000: The Queen celebrates the Millennium: Millennium celebrations take place throughout the UK. The Millennium Dome in London is officially opened by HM The Queen on January 1.    

    2001: Queen Elizabeth reacts to 9/11 terrorist attacks: A week after the tragedy she sent a message to the British ambassador to Washington, Sir Christopher Meyer to offer her condolences. 

    2002: The Queen’s Golden Jubilee: The Queen celebrated the milestone on February 6 and it was an international event to mark the 50th anniversary of her ascension to the throne.  

    2002: The Queen dines at 10 Downing Street with the five living former Prime Ministers who served under her. She met with Tony Blair, John Major, Margaret Thatcher, James Callaghan and Edward Heath.

    2002: The death of Princess Margaret: The Queen’s younger sister dies after suffering a stroke aged 71. The pair had had a troubled relationship after The Queen said she couldn’t marry her love Peter Townsend. 

    2002: The Queen Mother dies: She passed away aged 101 at Royal Lodge Windsor. 

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    And days earlier, she was snapped filming in London wearing a camel coat – seemingly a signature piece in the late royal’s wardrobe – and thigh-high brown boots, teamed with white trousers and a matching high-neck jumper.

    The last two series of The Crown will cover the Royal Family in the 1990s to 2003. The crew will be picking up the story where it left off in the fourth season.

    The breakdown of Charles and Diana’s relationship will be a central part of the new series. The fourth series of The Crown, which streamed in November last year, told the story of the early romance between Charles and Diana.  

    It was announced last year that Elizabeth would take over from Emma Corrin and play Diana for the fifth and sixth series, which will cover Diana’s death in 1997. 

    The actress said of her casting last year: ‘Princess Diana’s spirit, her words and her actions live in the hearts of so many. It is my privilege and honour to be joining this masterful series, which has had me absolutely hooked from episode one.’ 

    Meanwhile Dodi Fayed is expected to play a large part in the next series of The Crown, with British actor Khalid Abdalla, 39, who starred in the 2007 film The Kite Runner, cast in the role. 

    The final two series of The Crown will cover the Royal Family’s history throughout the 1990s and into 2003, however it is not yet know which moments will be seen.

    There are several poignant moments which could be used, including the Queen making a speech on her 40th anniversary of her accession in 1992, in which she called the year an ‘annus horriblis’. 

    She was referring to the breakdown of three of her children’s marriages; Prince Andrew, Princess Anne’s and Prince Charles’ divorce from Princess Diana.

    Other notable events during the time period included a fire at Windsor Castle, her golden wedding anniversary in 1997, and the deaths of Princess Margaret, the Queen Mother and the Princess of Wales.

    Imelda Staunton is taking over the role of Elizabeth II from Olivia Colman who won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in 2020 and 2021.

    Also joining The Crown in series five is Lesley Manville, 64, who is set to star as Princess Margaret. Meanwhile Jonathan Pryce, 73, will take over the role of Prince Philip. 

    James Murray will take on the role of Prince Andrew, replacing Tom Byrne, who played the Queen’s second son in series four.

    It was reported that last year that Timothee would portray future King William. According to The Sun, a source said: ‘Netflix bosses wanted to make sure they had the right actors for the role given the young royals are so well known and were in the public eye so much at that age.

    ‘They didn’t rush it and found Timothee who they hope will be warmly received. They’re about to become household names in their own right.’

    Like the prince he’s playing, it’s believed Timothee is a keen footballer, playing for Rockslane Chiswick U11s. He’s also a talented writer, receiving a commendation in the Year 5 category for a poem he penned during lockdown in the Chiswick Book Festival’s 10th Young People’s Poetry Competition last year.