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It's time to bow down to the new Prince and Princess of Wales.
On Tuesday, Aug. 17, Netflix released the first official photos of Elizabeth Debicki and Dominic West as their The Crown season five characters: Princess Diana and Prince Charles, respectively. Unsurprisingly, the streaming service shared two separate photos of the actors, seemingly indicating that the separation of Charles and Diana will be explored in season five.
The Crown's Twitter account declared, "Our new Prince Charles (Dominic West) and Princess Diana (Elizabeth Debicki)."
In the first image, Princess Di looks unhappier than ever, but is still wearing her iconic engagement ring. As for Prince Charles? He appears equally miserable while looking out into a countryside garden.
As fans of the show well know, season four of The Crown depicted Charles and Diana's whirlwind courtship and subsequent unhappiness, which came about after Queen Elizabeth II (Olivia Colman) encouraged the pair to make the marriage work. Season five will likely take viewers into the '90s, which brought about the headline-making divorce of the doomed royals.photos Everything We Know About the Future of The Crown
It's clear that season five of The Crown is well underway, as these new images come almost two weeks after Debicki was spotted filming on the grounds of Ardverikie Lodge, which doubles as the royal family's Scottish holiday home, Balmoral Castle. Not to mention, the streaming service had us saying "God save the Queen" in July after releasing the first image of Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II.
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Sadly, new episodes of the Netflix hit aren't expect to arrive until 2022. So, while we wait for more details about the show's highly anticipated return, take a closer look at The Crown cast and their real-life counterparts in the photos below.Netflix, Bettmann/Getty Images Netflix, Bettmann/Getty Images Netflix, Bettmann/Getty Netflix, Fox Photos/Getty Images Netflix, Donald McKague/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images Netflix; Getty Images Netflix, Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images Netflix; Getty Images Netflix, Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images Netflix, Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images Netflix, Getty Images Netflix, Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images Netflix, Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images) Netflix, PL Gould/Images Press/Getty Images Netflix, Keystone-France/Getty Images Netflix, Jean GUICHARD/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images Netflix, Bettmann/Getty Images Netflix, Bettmann/Getty Images Netflix, Fox Photos/Getty Images Netflix; PA Images via Getty Images Behind the scenes drama? What do I watch next? Click here to get all the TV scoop straight in your inbox.
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