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The Crown’s Elizabeth Debicki transforms into Princess Diana while filming series five in Spain

She has been busy filming scenes for the upcoming fifth season of The Crown in the UK.

And Elizabeth Debicki was the spitting image of Princess Diana as she filmed scenes in the historical town of Baelo Claudia in Spain on Thursday.

The actress, 31, was joined on location by actors Timothee Sambor, 11, and Teddy Hawley, seven, who play Prince William and Prince Harry, respectively.

Outfit: Elizabeth donned an off white short-sleeved dress for the outdoor shoot

On location: Elizabeth Debicki was the spitting image of Princess Diana as she filmed scenes for The Crown in the historical town of Baelo Claudia in Spain on Thursday

Elizabeth donned a grey short-sleeved dress for the outdoor shoot as she filmed what is believed to be Princess Diana’s tour of Egypt in 1992.

The star, who is taking over the role from Emma Corrin, cinched her waist with a matching belt while she also sported a pair of gold earrings.

Elizabeth’s blonde locks were styled into Diana’s signature hairdo while she also donned a pair of sunglasses for the outdoor shoot. 

The actress was seen walking alongside a woman dressed in a white top and matching skirt.

Roles: Elizabeth was joined on location by actors Timothee Sambor, 11, (left) and Teddy Hawley, seven, (right) who play Prince William and Prince Harry, respectively

Roles: Elizabeth was joined on location by actors Timothee Sambor, 11, (left) and Teddy Hawley, seven, (right) who play Prince William and Prince Harry, respectively

On location: Elizabeth Debicki was the spitting image of Princess Diana as she filmed scenes for The Crown in the historical town of Baelo Claudia in Spain on Thursday

Outfit: Elizabeth donned an off white short-sleeved dress for the outdoor shoot

On location: Elizabeth Debicki was the spitting image of Princess Diana as she filmed scenes for The Crown in the historical town of Baelo Claudia in Spain on Thursday

Work: Elizabeth had been busy filming scenes for the upcoming fifth season of The Crown in the UK

Work: Elizabeth had been busy filming scenes for the upcoming fifth season of The Crown in the UK

Lookalike: Elizabeth filmed what is believed to be Princess Diana's tour of Egypt in 1992

Past: Princess Diana pictured in Egypt in 1992

Lookalike: Elizabeth filmed what is believed to be Princess Diana’s tour of Egypt in 1992

For their roles as Prince William and Harry, Timothee and Teddy were dressed in identical blue shirts and cream trousers.  

Men dressed in black police uniform could also be seen during filming along with several crew members. 

Elizabeth is taking on the role of the late royal in the fifth series of the wildly successful Netflix drama. 

Recent images taken on set of The Crown show her on set as the Princess of Wales with Dominic West as Charles and their on-screen sons.

Filming: The actress was seen walking alongside a woman dressed in a white top and matching skirt

Show: The series if  being filmed in Andalucia

Filming: The actress was seen walking alongside a woman dressed in a white top and matching skirt

Royal: The Australian actress completed her look with a pair of sunglasses

Royal: The Australian actress completed her look with a pair of sunglasses

Role: Elizabeth is taking on the role of the late royal in the fifth series of the wildly successful Netflix drama

Past: The role was previously played by  Emma Corrin

Role: Elizabeth is taking on the role of the late royal in the fifth series of the wildly successful Netflix drama

Co-stars: Recent images taken on set of The Crown show her on set as the Princess of Wales with Dominic West as Charles and their on-screen sons

Co-stars: Recent images taken on set of The Crown show her on set as the Princess of Wales with Dominic West as Charles and their on-screen sons

Art imitating life: Elizabeth wore an almost identical outfit to the real Diana for the scene

Tour: Diana pictured in Egypt in 1992

Art imitating life: Elizabeth wore an almost identical outfit to the real Diana for the scene

They were filming at Dunsfold Aerodrome, Surrey – recreating a scene thought to be the family arriving for a royal flight to Italy.

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.

Childhood: Teddy Hawley will be playing a young Prince Harry on the upcoming season

Childhood: Teddy Hawley will be playing a young Prince Harry on the upcoming season

Fun in the sun: Elizabeth looked in good spirits as filmed alongside a large group of co-stars

Fun in the sun: Elizabeth looked in good spirits as filmed alongside a large group of co-stars

Drama: Men dressed in black police uniform could also be seen during filming along with several crew members

Formal: The pair sported black blazers with matching trousers with red stripes

Drama: Men dressed in black police uniform could also be seen during filming along with several crew members

Recreation: Elizabeth recently filmed at Dunsfold Aerodrome, Surrey – recreating a scene thought to be the family arriving for a royal flight to Italy

Recreation: Elizabeth recently filmed at Dunsfold Aerodrome, Surrey – recreating a scene thought to be the family arriving for a royal flight to Italy

Relationships: The breakdown of Charles and Diana’s relationship will be a central part of the new series

Relationships: The breakdown of Charles and Diana’s relationship will be a central part of the new series

History: The fourth series of The Crown, which streamed in November last year, told the story of the early romance between Charles and Diana

Plot: The final two series are expected to cover Diana's death

History: The fourth series of The Crown, which streamed in November last year, told the story of the early romance between Charles and Diana

Honoured: The actress said of her casting last year: 'Princess Diana's spirit, her words and her actions live in the hearts of so many'

Honoured: The actress said of her casting last year: ‘Princess Diana’s spirit, her words and her actions live in the hearts of so many’

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.’ 

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 added: 'It is my privilege and honour to be joining this masterful series, which has had me absolutely hooked from episode one'

She added: ‘It is my privilege and honour to be joining this masterful series, which has had me absolutely hooked from episode one’

Period: The final two series of The Crown will cover the Royal Family's history throughout the 1990s and into 2003

Secret: It  is not yet known what moments will be shown

Period: The final two series of The Crown will cover the Royal Family’s history throughout the 1990s and into 2003

Speculation: 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'

Speculation: 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’

Struggle: It was previously reported The Crown bosses were struggling to find a red-haired actor to play Prince Harry

Casting: Bosses were said to be considering dying an actor's hair red before Teddy Hawley was cast

Struggle: It was previously reported The Crown bosses were struggling to find a red-haired actor to play Prince Harry

Breakdown: The Queen's 'annus horriblis' referred to the breakdown of three of her children's marriages; Prince Andrew, Princess Anne's and Prince Charles' divorce from Princess Diana

Breakdown: The Queen’s ‘annus horriblis’ referred to the breakdown of three of her children’s marriages; Prince Andrew, Princess Anne’s and Prince Charles’ divorce from Princess Diana

Events: Other notable events during the time period included a fire at Windsor Castle and her golden wedding anniversary in 1997

Events: Other notable events during the time period included a fire at Windsor Castle and her golden wedding anniversary in 1997

Tragedy: This was also followed by the deaths of Princess Margaret, the Queen Mother and the Princess of Wales

Tragedy: This was also followed by the deaths of Princess Margaret, the Queen Mother and the Princess of Wales

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 and Jonathan Pryce, 73, will take over the role of Prince Philip for the seasons showing the Royals navigating the 1990s and early 2000s.

James Murray will take on the role of Prince Andrew, replacing Tom Byrne, who played the Queen’s second son in series four.

New cast: 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

New cast: 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

Hit: The Crown has been a huge success with audiences and has won much praise from critics

Impressive: The first four seasons received a total of 63 Primetime Emmy nominations

Hit: The Crown has been a huge success with audiences and has won much praise from critics

Awards: The show has also won the Golden Globe for Best Television Series - Drama twice

Awards: The show has also won the Golden Globe for Best Television Series – Drama twice

Conclusion: Bosses previously confirmed The Crown will come to an end with series six

Conclusion: Bosses previously confirmed The Crown will come to an end with series six

Key historical moments involving the Royal Family between 1999 and 2003

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. 

She wrote: ‘Each and every one of us has been shocked and numbed by what we have witnessed in these recent days. 

‘At your service today, we think especially of the British victims. These are dark and harrowing times for families and friends of those who are missing or who suffered in the attack – many of you here today. 

‘My thoughts and my prayers are with you all now and in the difficult days ahead’. 

On September 13 The Queen ordered the Changing of the Guard ceremony to be paused for a two minute silence, followed by the playing of the American national anthem. 

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. 

On June 4, an estimated one million people headed to central London to line The Mall on the last day of the official celebrations.

Queen guitarist Brian May played ‘God Save The Queen’ from the roof of Buckingham Palace in her honour. 

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. 

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