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The Crown’s Elizabeth Debicki sports Princess Diana’s signature locks as she continues filming

It’s been a busy couple of months for Princess Diana actress Elizabeth Debicki – and she was once again spotted filming new scenes for series five of The Crown this week.

The Australian actress, 31, who is taking over the role from Emma Corrin, sported the late royal’s signature blonde locks while wearing a long puffer jacket and matching black boots during a break from filming.

She was joined on location outside one of the Princess of Wales’ favourite London restaurants, Launceston Place in Kensington, by actor Salim Daw, who is playing Mohamed Al Fayed in the popular Netflix show, the former Harrods owner and father of Diana’s lover Dodi.

A glimpse of a teal shimmering dress could be seen in one photograph taken of Elizabeth, who teamed her glittering ensemble with drop pearl earrings and a smattering of glamorous makeup. 

While it is unknown what scene was being filmed for the hit drama, the Crown’s fifth series of the show will cover the Royal Family’s history throughout the 1990s. 

Over the first three series of The Crown, the Netflix hit has become well known for bending facts to suit its narrative, and while some artistic licence is inevitable, some critics have been outraged in its rewriting of history and relationships.

Princess Diana in 1995

It’s been a busy couple of months for Princess Diana actress Elizabeth Debicki (pictured left) – and she was once again spotted filming new scenes for series five of The Crown this week. Pictured right, Princess Diana in 1995

Elizabeth was joined on location outside one of the Princess of Wales' favourite London restaurants, Launceston Place in Kensington, by actor Salim Daw (pictured), who is playing Mohamed Al Fayed in the popular Netflix show, the former Harrods owner and father of Diana's lover Dodi

Mohamed Al Fayed pictured with Diana in 1996

Elizabeth was joined on location outside one of the Princess of Wales’ favourite London restaurants, Launceston Place in Kensington, by actor Salim Daw (pictured left), who is playing Mohamed Al Fayed (pictured right with Diana in 1996) in the popular Netflix show, the former Harrods owner and father of Diana’s lover Dodi

In the snaps, the actress can be seen looking at her phone, with a coffee cup in another hand while taking a break from filming her scenes.

Appearing to be ready for a glamorous occasion, Elizabeth sports a shimmering frock with gem encrusted detailing under a black jacket, and later a puffer coat. 

It’s unclear which outfit of Diana’s the costume department is trying to mirror in these scenes, but the late royal was known for her dazzling displays in numerous glittering ensembles.

Boasting the Princess of Wales’ signature locks, the actress sported a set of pearl earrings to complement the statement garment.

Meanwhile, actor Salim Daw appeared just as lavish in a formal suit with a crisp white shirt and black bow tie when filming his scenes.

The Australian actress (pictured), 31, is taking over the role from Emma Corrin

She sported the late royal's signature blonde locks while wearing a long puffer jacket and matching black boots during a break from filming

The Australian actress (pictured), 31, who is taking over the role from Emma Corrin, sported the late royal’s signature blonde locks while wearing a long puffer jacket and matching black boots during a break from filming

A glimpse of a teal shimmering dress could be seen in one photograph taken of Elizabeth (pictured), who teamed her glittering ensemble with drop pearl earrings and a smattering of glamorous makeup

A glimpse of a teal shimmering dress could be seen in one photograph taken of Elizabeth (pictured), who teamed her glittering ensemble with drop pearl earrings and a smattering of glamorous makeup

While it is unknown what scene was being filmed for the hit drama, the Crown's fifth series of the show will cover the Royal Family's history throughout the 1990s. Pictured, Elizabeth filming on set

Elizabeth filming on set, pictured

While it is unknown what scene was being filmed for the hit drama, the Crown’s fifth series of the show will cover the Royal Family’s history throughout the 1990s. Pictured, Elizabeth filming on set

In the snaps, the actress (pictured) can be seen looking at her phone, with a coffee cup in another hand while taking a break from filming her scenes

In the snaps, the actress (pictured) can be seen looking at her phone, with a coffee cup in another hand while taking a break from filming her scenes

It is unknown exactly what scene was being filmed from Princess Diana’s life, or whether the Netflix series is once again taking artistic license with the late royal. 

It has been reported Diana first met Mohamed’s son Dodi at a polo match against Prince Charles in Windsor in 1986, while the royals were still married. 

She was first photographed with the former Harrod’s owner at a match in 1987, and later snapped in 1988 alongside Dodi and Prince William at a match in Windsor. In the summer of 1997, the millionaire son of Mohamed entertained the Princess of Wales on the yacht. 

Dodi and Diana were photographed enjoying each other’s company on his boat, named ‘Cujo’, in July 1997, just weeks before their deaths in a Paris car crash on August 31 the same year. 

Appearing to be ready for a glamorous occasion, Elizabeth (pictured left, while characters take snaps, right) sports a shimmering frock with gem encrusted detailing under a black jacket, and later a puffer coat

Appearing to be ready for a glamorous occasion, Elizabeth (pictured left, while characters take snaps, right) sports a shimmering frock with gem encrusted detailing under a black jacket, and later a puffer coat

It is unknown exactly what scene was being filmed from Princess Diana's life, or whether the Netflix series is once again taking artistic license with the late royal.

Salim Daw pictured when on set on Tuesday

It is unknown exactly what scene was being filmed from Princess Diana’s life, or whether the Netflix series is once again taking artistic license with the late royal. Pictured, Salim Daw when on set on Tuesday

It's unclear which outfit of Diana's the costume department is trying to mirror in these scenes, but the late royal was known for her dazzling displays in numerous glittering ensembles. Pictured, filming taking place at the Launceston Place

It’s unclear which outfit of Diana’s the costume department is trying to mirror in these scenes, but the late royal was known for her dazzling displays in numerous glittering ensembles. Pictured, filming taking place at the Launceston Place

Boasting the Princess of Wales' signature locks, the actress (pictured) sported a set of pearl earrings to complement the statement garment

Elizabeth, pictured on set on Tuesday

Boasting the Princess of Wales’ signature locks, the actress (pictured) sported a set of pearl earrings to complement the statement garment

It has been reported Diana first met Mohamed's son Dodi at a polo match against Prince Charles in Windsor in 1986, while the royals were still married. Pictured, the cast and crew on set on Tuesday

It has been reported Diana first met Mohamed’s son Dodi at a polo match against Prince Charles in Windsor in 1986, while the royals were still married. Pictured, the cast and crew on set on Tuesday

The pair were photographed kissing and embracing on the deck almost a year after Diana and Prince Charles’s divorce was agreed upon. Diana, then 36, was spotted strutting on the deck, making the most of the Mediterranean sun and her new romance.

Key historical moments involving the Royal Family between 1999 and 2003

The last two series of The Crown will cover the Royal Family in the 1990s to 2003. Here, FEMAIL takes a look at the key historical moments involving the Royal Family which occurred during that time… 

 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. 

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.  

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. 

The couple also spent most of their time on Dodi’s father Mohamed’s super yacht the Jonikal (now known as the Sokar) that same summer.

A snap of the late royal gazing into the distance from the yacht’s diving board was one of the last pictures ever taken of Diana.

The last two series of The Crown will cover the Royal Family in the 1990s to 2003. The crew will be picking up the story where it left off in the fourth season. 

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.’ 

Meanwhile  Dodi Fayed is expected to play a large part in the next series of The Crown, with British actor Khalid Abdalla, 39, who starred in the 2007 film The Kite Runner, cast in the role. 

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.

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.

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, a cast member on the set on Tuesday. It's unclear what character the actress is playing

Pictured, a cast member on the set on Tuesday. It's unclear what character the actress is playing

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, a cast member on the set on Tuesday. It’s unclear what character the actress is playing

Meanwhile Dodi Fayed is expected to play a large part in the next series of The Crown, with British actor Khalid Abdalla, 39, who starred in the 2007 film The Kite Runner, cast in the role. Pictured, cast and crew members on the set outside of Launceston Place

Meanwhile Dodi Fayed is expected to play a large part in the next series of The Crown, with British actor Khalid Abdalla, 39, who starred in the 2007 film The Kite Runner, cast in the role. Pictured, cast and crew members on the set outside of Launceston Place

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