The Crown's Elizabeth Debicki transforms into Diana while in Mallorca

The Crown’s Elizabeth Debicki mirrors Princess Diana in a leopard print swimsuit as she joins Prince Charles actor Dominic West to continue filming scenes for tense 1991 trip to Italy where royal couple’s marriage hung by a thread

  • Elizabeth, 31, stunned in a leopard print swimsuit, thought to be inspired by a similar ensemble worn by Diana
  • The Australian actress was joined on location in Mallorca, by Dominic, 51, who sported a light blue check shirt 
  • The Crown actors were spotted filming scenes thought to be recreating the royal family’s trip to Italy in 1991 
  • It’s been a busy week for Princess Diana and Prince Charles actors Elizabeth Debicki and Dominic West, as they were once again spotted filming new scenes for series five of The Crown in Palma de Mallorca today. 

    Elizabeth, 31, stunned in a statement leopard print swimsuit, thought to be inspired by a similar ensemble worn by the Princess of Wales during a trip to Saint-Tropez in July 1997, just a month before her tragic death in a Paris car crash.

    The Australian actress was joined on location by Dominic, 51, who sported a light blue check shirt, as they sailed in a boat alongside casually-dressed child actors Timothee Sambor, 11, and Teddy Hawley, seven, who are playing Princes William and Harry respectively.

    Earlier this week, the four actors were sported boarding the prestigious Christina O yacht off the shore of the Balearic Island, in scenes recreating the royal family‘s trip to Italy in 1991 – which took place a year before the couple divorced. 

    During the Nineties, Princess Diana and Prince Charles had embarked on a holiday with their sons, then eight and six, which saw the family unified for a cruise on the Prince of Wales’ beloved Alexandra yacht, despite the couple being just months away from calling off their marriage. 

    Elizabeth Debicki (pictured), 31, stunned in a statement leopard print swimsuit

    It is thought to be inspired by a similar ensemble worn by the Princess of Wales during a trip to Saint-Tropez in July 1997 (pictured), just a month before her tragic death in a Paris car crash

    Elizabeth Debicki (pictured left), 31, stunned in a statement leopard print swimsuit, thought to be inspired by a similar ensemble worn by the Princess of Wales during a trip to Saint-Tropez in July 1997 (pictured right), just a month before her tragic death in a Paris car crash

    It's been a busy week for Princess Diana and Prince Charles actors Elizabeth Debicki and Dominic West (pictured with the actors playing William and Harry), as they were once again spotted filming new scenes for series five of The Crown in Palma de Mallorca today

    It’s been a busy week for Princess Diana and Prince Charles actors Elizabeth Debicki and Dominic West (pictured with the actors playing William and Harry), as they were once again spotted filming new scenes for series five of The Crown in Palma de Mallorca today

    The Australian actress was joined on location by Dominic, 51, who sported a light blue check shirt, as they sailed in a boat alongside casually-dressed child actors Timothee Sambor, 11, and Teddy Hawley, seven, who are playing Princes William and Harry respectively

    The Australian actress was joined on location by Dominic, 51, who sported a light blue check shirt, as they sailed in a boat alongside casually-dressed child actors Timothee Sambor, 11, and Teddy Hawley, seven, who are playing Princes William and Harry respectively

    Earlier this week, the four actors were sported boarding the prestigious Christina O yacht off the shore of the Balearic Island, in scenes recreating the royal family's trip to Italy in 1991 (pictured) - which took place a year before the couple divorced

     Earlier this week, the four actors were sported boarding the prestigious Christina O yacht off the shore of the Balearic Island, in scenes recreating the royal family’s trip to Italy in 1991 (pictured) – which took place a year before the couple divorced

    Princess Diana sported a stylish animal print swimsuit in St Tropez during the summer of 1997. She accessorised with gold hoops and fashion-forward sunglasses. 

    It appears The Crown’s costume department took inspiration from the princess’ stylish vacation number when dressing Elizabeth for her scenes today.

    Boasting Diana’s signature locks, the actress, who is taking over the role from Emma Corrin, sported dainty golden hoops, similar eye-catching sunglasses to the royal’s original pair, and a statement leopard print swimsuit.

    Child actor Timothee looked just as much the part in a Tommy Hilfiger top, while Teddy donned a white top, black sunglasses and matching watch for the family boat trip.

    During the Nineties, Princess Diana and Prince Charles had embarked on a holiday with their sons, then eight and six, which saw the family unified for a cruise on the Prince of Wales' beloved Alexandra yacht, despite the couple being just months away from calling off their marriage. Pictured, The Crown actors on the boat

    During the Nineties, Princess Diana and Prince Charles had embarked on a holiday with their sons, then eight and six, which saw the family unified for a cruise on the Prince of Wales’ beloved Alexandra yacht, despite the couple being just months away from calling off their marriage. Pictured, The Crown actors on the boat

    Princess Diana sported a stylish animal print swimsuit in St Tropez during the summer of 1997. She accessorised with gold hoops and fashion-forward sunglasses. Pictured, Elizabeth

    Princess Diana sported a stylish animal print swimsuit in St Tropez during the summer of 1997. She accessorised with gold hoops and fashion-forward sunglasses. Pictured, Elizabeth

    It appears The Crown's costume department took inspiration from the princess' stylish vacation number when dressing Elizabeth (pictured with the other cast members) for her scenes today

    It appears The Crown’s costume department took inspiration from the princess’ stylish vacation number when dressing Elizabeth (pictured with the other cast members) for her scenes today

    Boasting Diana's signature locks, the actress (pictured centre), who is taking over the role from Emma Corrin, sported dainty golden hoops, similar eye-catching sunglasses to the royal's original pair, and a statement leopard print swimsuit

    Boasting Diana’s signature locks, the actress (pictured centre), who is taking over the role from Emma Corrin, sported dainty golden hoops, similar eye-catching sunglasses to the royal’s original pair, and a statement leopard print swimsuit

    Child actor Timothee looked just as much the part in a Tommy Hilfiger top, while Teddy (pictured on the boat) donned a white top, black sunglasses and matching watch for the family boat trip

    Child actor Timothee looked just as much the part in a Tommy Hilfiger top, while Teddy (pictured on the boat) donned a white top, black sunglasses and matching watch for the family boat trip

    The trip to Italy in 1991 will have seen the royals put on a brave face as their marriage began to implode behind the scenes, in a year that saw the pair give their union a last ditch attempt at survival. 

    While cracks in the pair’s marriage began to show back in 1987, Diana had begun to speak out for the first time about her unhappiness, discussing her marital issues and difficulties in secret interviews with biographer Andrew Morton.  

    Although the tapes were not made public until the following year, following the release of Morton’s book Diana: Her True Story, they showed that the princess was extremely unhappy in her marriage and had attempted to commit suicide on numerous occasions.

    The trip to Italy in 1991 will have seen the royals put on a brave face as their marriage began to implode behind the scenes, in a year that saw the pair give their union a last ditch attempt at survival. Pictured, the four cast members on the boat

    The trip to Italy in 1991 will have seen the royals put on a brave face as their marriage began to implode behind the scenes, in a year that saw the pair give their union a last ditch attempt at survival. Pictured, the four cast members on the boat

    While cracks in the pair's marriage began to show back in 1987, Diana had begun to speak out for the first time about her unhappiness, discussing her marital issues and difficulties in secret interviews with biographer Andrew Morton. Pictured, Elizabeth with Timothee and Teddy

    While cracks in the pair’s marriage began to show back in 1987, Diana had begun to speak out for the first time about her unhappiness, discussing her marital issues and difficulties in secret interviews with biographer Andrew Morton. Pictured, Elizabeth with Timothee and Teddy

    Although the tapes were not made public until the following year, following the release of Morton's book Diana: Her True Story, they showed that the princess was extremely unhappy in her marriage and had attempted to commit suicide on numerous occasions. Pictured, Dominic, Teddy and Elizabeth

    Although the tapes were not made public until the following year, following the release of Morton’s book Diana: Her True Story, they showed that the princess was extremely unhappy in her marriage and had attempted to commit suicide on numerous occasions. Pictured, Dominic, Teddy and Elizabeth

    In the tapes Diana said she developed bulimia a week after she became engaged - when Charles put his hand around her waist and commented on her weight by remarking she was 'chubby'. Pictured, the four cast members filming their scenes today

    In the tapes Diana said she developed bulimia a week after she became engaged – when Charles put his hand around her waist and commented on her weight by remarking she was ‘chubby’. Pictured, the four cast members filming their scenes today

    She said his remark, coupled with her anxiety over his affair with the then Camilla Parker Bowles, triggered the bulimia and gave her a way to release the 'tension'. Pictured, The Crown actors during their scenes today

    She said his remark, coupled with her anxiety over his affair with the then Camilla Parker Bowles, triggered the bulimia and gave her a way to release the ‘tension’. Pictured, The Crown actors during their scenes today

    In the tapes Diana said she developed bulimia a week after she became engaged – when Charles put his hand around her waist and commented on her weight by remarking she was ‘chubby’. 

    She said his remark, coupled with her anxiety over his affair with the then Camilla Parker Bowles, triggered the bulimia and gave her a way to release the ‘tension’. 

    Diana added that she was also well aware of the prince’s affair with Camilla Parker Bowles and had attempted to discuss the infidelity with Charles and even the Queen, but was met with a blank ‘wall’ of silence. 

    Diana added that she was also well aware of the prince's affair with Camilla Parker Bowles and had attempted to discuss the infidelity with Charles and even the Queen, but was met with a blank 'wall' of silence. Pictured, Elizabeth playing the part of Diana

    Diana added that she was also well aware of the prince’s affair with Camilla Parker Bowles and had attempted to discuss the infidelity with Charles and even the Queen, but was met with a blank ‘wall’ of silence. Pictured, Elizabeth playing the part of Diana

    The breakdown of Charles and Diana¿s relationship will be a central part of the new series. Pictured, Dominic and Elizabeth with Timothee and Teddy

    The breakdown of Charles and Diana’s relationship will be a central part of the new series. Pictured, Dominic and Elizabeth with Timothee and Teddy

    The fourth series of The Crown, which streamed in November last year, told the story of the early romance between Charles and Diana. Pictured, Dominic and Elizabeth with Timothee and Teddy

    The fourth series of The Crown, which streamed in November last year, told the story of the early romance between Charles and Diana. Pictured, Dominic and Elizabeth with Timothee and Teddy

    It was announced last year that Elizabeth (pictured during the scenes filmed today) would take over from Emma Corrin and play Diana for the fifth and sixth series, which will cover Diana's death in 1997

    It was announced last year that Elizabeth (pictured during the scenes filmed today) 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 (pictured with her co-stars) said of her casting last year: 'Princess Diana's spirit, her words and her actions live in the hearts of so many'

    The actress (pictured with her co-stars) 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,' added Elizabeth, who is pictured filming scenes for the new The Crown series

    ‘It is my privilege and honour to be joining this masterful series, which has had me absolutely hooked from episode one,’ added Elizabeth, who is pictured filming scenes for the new The Crown series

    To film the family holiday scenes earlier this week, The Crown cast chartered the famous Christina O yacht, which was once owned by Jackie Kennedy and Aristotle Onassis.  

    Christina O has played host to several weddings on-board, including Princess Grace of Monaco and Prince Rainier’s wedding in 1956, Heidi Klum and Tom Kaulitz in 2019 and Jackie’s wedding reception to Aristotle. 

    The likes of Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, John F Kennedy and Winston Churchill were also guests on the luxury yacht over the years. 

    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. Pictured, The Prince Charles and Diana actors today

    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. Pictured, The Prince Charles and Diana actors today

    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'. Pictured, Elizabeth waves during filming

    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’. Pictured, Elizabeth waves during filming

    Her Majesty was referring to the breakdown of three of her children's marriages; Prince Andrew, Princess Anne's and Prince Charles' divorce from Princess Diana. Pictured, Elizabeth

    Elizabeth mirrors Diana's look while filming, pictured

    Her Majesty was referring to the breakdown of three of her children’s marriages; Prince Andrew, Princess Anne’s and Prince Charles’ divorce from Princess Diana. Pictured, Elizabeth mirrors Diana’s look while filming

    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. Pictured, Elizabeth joins her co-stars to film tense scenes

    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. Pictured, Elizabeth joins her co-stars to film tense scenes

    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. Pictured, Dominic, Elizabeth and the child actors Timothee and Teddy

    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. Pictured, Dominic, Elizabeth and the child actors Timothee and Teddy

    Also joining The Crown in series five is Lesley Manville, 64, who is set to star as Princess Margaret. Pictured, The Crown stars film in Spain today

    Also joining The Crown in series five is Lesley Manville, 64, who is set to star as Princess Margaret. Pictured, The Crown stars film in Spain today

    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. Pictured, crew members talk to the actors during filming today

    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. Pictured, crew members talk to the actors during filming today

    All aboard! A look at Prince Charles’ favourite yacht Alexandra

    Charles was said to have a soft spot for Alexandra, dubbed ‘the love boat’ after taking both Diana and Camilla out on the yacht over the years. Later in life Princes William and Harry and a gang of friends, also went aboard. 

    Luxury motor yacht Alexander was built and designed in 1965 by German company Lubecker Flender Werke. With a steel hull and superstructure, she measures 122 metres and can accommodate up to 80 guests. 

    Alexander cruises comfortably at 16 knots and boats a crew of 57 to ensure the needs of guests are met during the charter  

    Amongst her 40 cabins are 14 suites each with two double bedrooms, two bathrooms and a salon; a master suite with bathroom, separate Jacuzzi and salon; and 12 staterooms with private en suite facilities. 

    Alexander features a disco bar, 27-seat cinema, children’s playroom and beauty salon among her extensive list of amenities.

    Alexander covers the scenic locations of Naples, Sicily, the Riviera, Corsica, Sardinia, Greece, Spain and the Balearic Islands but is currently unavailable for sale or charter 

    Charles was said to have a soft spot for Alexandra (pictured)

    Charles was said to have a soft spot for Alexandra (pictured)

     

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    Christina O was completely gutted during her most recent refit and accommodates 34 guests in 17 staterooms. The superyacht is available for charter via Morley Yachts acting as her central agent. During the peak season, the pricing starts from €630,000 per week (with €560,000 a week in the low season).  

    Although the royals are not known to have travelled on Christina O, it will have acted as a great alternative for filming scenes designed to look as though they were aboard Charles’ favourite yacht, Alexandra – owned by the billionaire Greek shipping magnate families, the Latsis. 

    The royals enjoyed several trips on the 400ft yacht Alexander – which boasts Turkish baths, chandeliered ballroom, private cinema and disco. 

    Alexander was, at the time, the world’s third-biggest private yacht, and had solid gold taps and a swimming pool on every deck. 

    Built and designed in 1965 by German company Lubecker Flender Werke, the boat could accommodate up to 80 guests and cruises comfortably at 16 knots. 

    Amongst her 40 cabins are 14 suites each with two double bedrooms, two bathrooms and a salon; a master suite with bathroom, separate Jacuzzi and salon; and 12 staterooms with private en suite facilities.  

    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.’ 

    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.

    All smiles: The four actors, sitting on the lavish boat, looked in great spirits as they shot the series in sunny Mallorca

    All smiles: The four actors, sitting on the lavish boat, looked in great spirits as they shot the series in sunny Mallorca

    Smart: Dominic, who takes over from Josh O'Connor, looked dapper in a light blue check shirt for today's scenes

    Smart: Dominic, who takes over from Josh O’Connor, looked dapper in a light blue check shirt for today’s scenes

    Sunny! All four actors opted for sunglasses when sitting on the luxury boat in the Spanish island of Palma de Mallorca

    Sunny! All four actors opted for sunglasses when sitting on the luxury boat in the Spanish island of Palma de Mallorca

    Be careful! The two child actors could be seen leaning over the boat as it sailed across the waters in the Spanish island

    Be careful! The two child actors could be seen leaning over the boat as it sailed across the waters in the Spanish island

    A windy breeze! The four actors appeared to be in great spirits as they enjoyed the ride on the boat out at sea

    A windy breeze! The four actors appeared to be in great spirits as they enjoyed the ride on the boat out at sea

    Family trip: The actors playing Prince Harry and Prince William accompanied Dominic and Elizabeth on the boat

    Family trip: The actors playing Prince Harry and Prince William accompanied Dominic and Elizabeth on the boat

    Busy on set: The boat was crowded with actors and camera crew when filming on the Spanish island of Palma de Mallorca

    Busy on set: The boat was crowded with actors and camera crew when filming on the Spanish island of Palma de Mallorca

    In action: The film crew were visible behind the actors - also sitting on the boat - as they shot the new scenes for The Crown

    In action: The film crew were visible behind the actors – also sitting on the boat – as they shot the new scenes for The Crown

    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.

    All smiles! Elizabeth and Dominic shared a grin when on the boat with child actors Timothee and Teddy

    All smiles! Elizabeth and Dominic shared a grin when on the boat with child actors Timothee and Teddy

    Young love: The fourth series of The Crown, which streamed in November last year, told the story of the early romance between Charles and Diana

    Young love: The fourth series of The Crown, which streamed in November last year, told the story of the early romance between Charles and Diana

    Busy: The actors were pictured in character as they filmed scenes for the new season of the hit Netflix series The Crown

    Busy: The actors were pictured in character as they filmed scenes for the new season of the hit Netflix series The Crown

    Polite conversation: The actors could be spotted chatting to one another during today's filming for the Netflix show

    Polite conversation: The actors could be spotted chatting to one another during today’s filming for the Netflix show

    At work: The Crown actors were busy filming the new scenes in sunny Mallorca today, while on a lavish boat in the waters

    At work: The Crown actors were busy filming the new scenes in sunny Mallorca today, while on a lavish boat in the waters

    Exciting: The Crown season five will be released in November 2022. Pictured, press sit a shore to take pictures of the filming

    Exciting: The Crown season five will be released in November 2022. Pictured, press sit a shore to take pictures of the filming

    Paparazzi: The press were lined up on the shore near the vessel to take pictures of the scenes being filmed today in Mallorca

    Paparazzi: The press were lined up on the shore near the vessel to take pictures of the scenes being filmed today in Mallorca

    Equipment: The crew made sure to capture all the action as the stars performed their best for the Netflix show

    Equipment: The crew made sure to capture all the action as the stars performed their best for the Netflix show

    Key historical moments involving the Royal Family between 1999 and 2003 – including the Queen’s Golden Jubilee and the death of Princess Margaret

    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. 

    She wrote: ‘Each and every one of us has been shocked and numbed by what we have witnessed in these recent days. 

    ‘At your service today, we think especially of the British victims. These are dark and harrowing times for families and friends of those who are missing or who suffered in the attack – many of you here today. 

    ‘My thoughts and my prayers are with you all now and in the difficult days ahead’. 

    On September 13 The Queen ordered the Changing of the Guard ceremony to be paused for a two minute silence, followed by the playing of the American national anthem. 

    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. 

    On June 4, an estimated one million people headed to central London to line The Mall on the last day of the official celebrations.

    Queen guitarist Brian May played ‘God Save The Queen’ from the roof of Buckingham Palace in her honour. 

    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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