Elizabeth Debicki is set to play the role of Princess Diana for The Crown’s Season 5 and 6, the final two seasons.

The Australian actress will portray the late British royal in the series, which is expected to cover the 1990s and early ’00s and pick up the Windsor story during one of its most difficult times. It will also see the collapse of Princess Diana and Prince Charles’ marriage as well as her death in a car crash in Paris in 1997.

In a statement posted on The Crown’s Twitter and Instagram handles, Debicki said: “Princess Diana’s spirit, her words and her actions live in the hearts of so many, “It is my true privilege and honour to be joining this masterful series, which has had me absolutely hooked from episode one.”

Debicki takes over the role from Emma Corrin, who plays a younger Diana in the show’s fourth season.

 

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Elizabeth Debicki will play Princess Diana in the final two seasons of The Crown (Seasons 5 and 6).

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Last week, it was announced that  Oscar-nominated actor Jonathan Pryce will take over from Tobias Menzies to play Prince Philip in the upcoming seasons, whereas Imelda Staunton will replace Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II.  Leslie Manville takes over the role of Princess Margaret.