The Crown’s Emma Corrin reveals it took 10 people to squeeze her into iconic Princess Diana wedding dress


THE Crown’s Emma Corrin has revealed it took 10 people to squeeze her into Princess Diana’s iconic wedding dress.

The 24-year-old will be seen on screen as the late Princess for the first time in November when season four premieres on Netflix.

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The Crown’s Emma Corrin needed 10 people to squeeze her into Princess Diana’s iconic wedding dress

The season will follow her relationship with Prince Charles (Josh O’Connor) and their eventual marriage in 1981.

For the royal wedding scenes, Emma had the chance to wear a replica of Princess Diana’s huge gown, which was designed by David and Elizabeth Emanuel.

Speaking about the dress and the moment she put it on, Emma told Vogue: “The Emanuels, who designed the original, gave us the patterns, and then it was made for me. David Emmanuel was a consultant on set.

“We were filming the scene when you first see her in the wedding dress – I think it was Lancaster House in London – and I had a team of about 10 people helping me put it on, because it’s massive.

Emma is seen in the trailer for season four wearing a replica gown

Princess Diana wore a huge wedding dress designed by the Emanuel’s for her 1981 nuptials to Prince Charles

Emma took part in an 1980s-inspired fashion shoot for Vogue while talking about the show

“I walked out and everyone went completely silent. More than anything else I wear in the series, it’s so… it’s her.”

Emma – who took part in an 80s-inspired shoot for the magazine – also spoke about her connection with the late Princess after portraying some of the most important years of her life.

She said: “I feel I’ve got to know Diana like you would a friend. I know that sounds really weird, but I get a great sense of companionship from her.

“I suppose, over time, you kind of start to patch together a sense of empathy and a sense of understanding. I love figuring people out.”

Emma said she felt like she knew the Diana like a friend by the end of filming

Josh O’Connor plays Prince Charles alongside Emma in season four

While Emma has loved playing the late Princess – who died in a car crash in Paris in 1997 – she will only be part of the series for one season.

She will be replaced in season five by Elizabeth Debicki, who will portray an older version of Diana in keeping with the show’s decision to swap casts every two seasons to reflect the ageing of the Royal Family.

The Crown season four premieres on November 15 on Netflix, while seasons 1-3 are available now. The full interview with Emma Corrin is in the October issue of British Vogue, available on Friday September 11.