Princess Diana's connection to Emma Corrin from The Crown's childhood is wild

Dusty Baxter-Wright
·2-min read

From Cosmopolitan

One of the stand out moments of The Crown season 4 has been Emma Corrin's portrayal of Princess Diana. Social media has been full of praise for the newcomer's impersonation of Diana Spencer, starring opposite Josh O'Connor's version of Prince Charles.

Since the show dropped on Netflix, the actress has been sharing small insights into the show, such as the Princess Diana scene she was determined to include, and the episode that left her hospitalised.

Now, Emma has also revealed the surprising connection Princess Diana had to her childhood, sharing that people always used to comment on their likeness when she was a toddler.

Photo credit: Getty Images/Netflix
Photo credit: Getty Images/Netflix

Her chat with Interview magazine notes that 'when Corrin was a toddler, her mother walked into a cafe in a London railway station, prompting several patrons to faint because she bore such a striking resemblance to the Princess of Wales, whose tragic death in a car accident had shocked the world just hours earlier.'

Emma commented, "I hesitate to tell that story because it almost sounds too insane to be true. There’s this theme throughout my life of Diana cropping up. It doesn’t feel ordinary."

The likeness is uncanny - something which has not been lost on social media users. "Emma Corrin is the perfect Diana. "Emma Corrin as Princess Diana is something else... Absolutely an incredible, breathtaking performance!" one person wrote.

Photo credit: Alex Bailey - Netflix
Photo credit: Alex Bailey - Netflix

Someone else added, "Can we just take a moment to stress how incredible Emma Corrin is as Diana," while a third said, "Emma Corrin is winning *everyone* over with her portrayal of Princess Diana."

We're keen to watch the whole series all over again, tbh.

The Crown is screening now on Netflix.

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