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'The Crown' Has Cast Its Princess Diana For Season Four

Netflix has revealed who will be playing Lady Diana Spencer, the future wife of Prince Charles, in The Crown's fourth season.

In a press release, Netflix confirmed that newcomer Emma Corrin, 23, will be taking on the role of Diana, Princess of Wales in the popular series, which follows a dramatised history of the British monarchy.

The actress said she is "beyond excited and honoured" to be joining the series, calling Diana "an icon" whose effect on the world "remains profound and inspiring."

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Emma Corrin will play the role of Princess Diana in 'The Crown' season four. Image: Faye Thomas/Eyevine

"I have been glued to the show since the first episode and to think I’m now joining this incredibly talented acting family is just surreal," Corrin said of joining the show.

"To be given the chance to explore [Diana] through Peter Morgan’s writing is the most exceptional opportunity, and I will strive to do her justice!” she added.

'The Crown' creator Peter Morgan added that Corrin is a "brilliant talent" who "immediately captivated" casting directors and that she has “the range and complexity to portray an extraordinary woman who went from anonymous teenager to becoming the most iconic woman of her generation.”

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Princess Diana. Image: Getty

'The Crown' season three is set to debut on Netflix in 2019 and will star Oscar winner Olivia Colman in the role of Queen Elizabeth, succeeding from season two's Claire Foy.

Tobias Menzies and Helena Bonham Carter will also join the cast, playing the older versions of characters originally played by Matt Smith and Vanessa Kirby.

Netflix's content chief Ted Sarandos has said the show will likely run for six seasons, spanning the Queen's entire life.

Image: Getty