In real-life, this outfit was pictured when the prince and princess were taking a leisurely walk. In reel life, it is pictured during her stay at the Balmoral, where she was being scrutinized under the infamously dubbed, Balmoral test. Nonetheless, the costume department aced it.
One of the outfits the show gets just right is the all-blue look Diana dons while choosing her engagement ring. Needless to say, it is a huge moment for the fans of Diana, who had a chance to get their memories refreshed.
Episode three has us in awe as we watched Lady Diana pick out her engagement ring from a spread presented to her. While the impressed looks on their faces are confined to the show, the reasons for choosing explained by the soon-to-be Princess are true.
"The Crown" Season 4: Everything to know about the Prince Charles, Princess Diana and Camilla Parker Bowles love triangle https://t.co/59oyyP7YHN
— TIME (@TIME) November 18, 2020
Episode three of the latest season brings us the lunch date between the wife and the not-so-former love interest of the prince. It might seem constructed out of thin air, but the lunch date did happen. How it went down, though, is a different story, as both parties have their own versions to tell.
— O The Oprah Magazine (@oprahmagazine) November 22, 2020
Since we’re talking about the seemingly “friendly” lunches, the princess and Parker Bowles did actually get together at a place called Ménage à Trois (Yes, you read that right). The establishment was targeted toward women and served only appetizers and desserts. Strange, right?
— Cosmopolitan France (@Cosmopolitan_fr) November 17, 2020
The events here are different; the colors are not quite the same. But what The Crown managed to recreate perfectly is the essence of the events. And although this dress is not as bright as the original one, it does the trick and reminds us of it.
As grandiose as the wedding of the Prince and Princess of Wales was, it was for a reason. And The Crown depicts that perfectly. The time was of trials and turbulence, and the ceremony was grabbed with both hands to make things right.
We will never ever be able to tell you how many people admire Lady Diana’s famous wedding gown. The recreation of it might not be down to the T, but it certainly does the job. The Crown gets brownie points for this gown alone.
We might not have confirmation that our favorite lady of the palace roller-skated through her not-so-humble abode while listening to Duran-Duran. But we do know that she wore a similar Pink outfit at least once. And instead of a walkman, she was holding her toddler.
How Netflix's 'The Crown' Deals With Princess Diana's Bulimia https://t.co/hcLlbQ2VHo
— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) November 25, 2020
The Princess of Wales’s struggle with Bulimia is common knowledge today. However, back in the day, it was a secret open to the royals. The show’s focus on her eating disorder and how it intensified when troubles brewed in her marriage is one of the most real portrayals we know of.
Few frames that described perfectly princess Diana's loneliness ?: pic.twitter.com/ppGd9X6vtV
— Giù ☁ (@darksaoirse) January 23, 2021
What anyone expects of their family is support, mentally, emotionally, and professionally. While Diana did not seem to lack the latter, she was certainly not gifted with the former two. It would be safe to say that she really was greeted with cold shoulders.
— HuffPost Parents (@HuffPostParents) April 5, 2017
The problem the People’s Princess faced as a royal family member does not end with her eating disorder. No, her postpartum depression and the lack of attention was so deep that she even admitted to having once thrown herself down a flight of stairs.
Princess Diana and Prince Charles' 'Fairy Tale' Gets Dark in New Trailer for The Crown https://t.co/vjiNWXGwfL
— People (@people) October 13, 2020
Before the sensational dance performance and the fallout, Princess Diana was seen in a lilac gown. The gown has been as iconic as the lady, and in recreating it The Crown successfully revoked our interest.
The Crown shows our favorite lady dancing to Billy Joel’s “Uptown Girls.” And as much as we loved her sass and style, it wasn’t as impressive to the prince. According to her biography, the prince didn’t appreciate the impromptu spectacle.
Princess Diana 'changed for good' by 1983 Australia tour with 'jealous' Prince Charles https://t.co/1KYjvnJZyL
— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) November 24, 2020
According to The Crown, Lady Diana is not really a smart coin to pick. The cultural differences and lack of “Royal upbringing” played a part in the couple’s trouble-filled marriage. The princess once said, “I’m as thick as a plank.”
Although the marital troubles between the prince and princess were never truly a secret, it became apparent on their trip to Australia. Recounting Diana: In Her Own Words, the princess did admit to having gotten into a row over a pair of gifted cufflinks.
This one's for every girl whose African / diaspora mother's BFF was Princess Diana. https://t.co/X2aA5gkfUF
— Tariro Mzezewa (@tariro) November 24, 2020
One of the few happy moments in the duo’s marriage, particularly their trip to Australia, has been recreated by the Netflix Docu-drama The Crown. The two had brought along Prince Williams for the tour and were seen sharing some quality family time.
If you think we have been fangirling over the looks being recreated on the show, you are 100% correct. Can you blame us, though? The show’s costume creators have put in a lot of effort to make things seem real, and it shows!
There are hardly any gowns Lady Diana wore that we do not remember. But if there was one that had been hiding in the crevices of our memories, this show has managed to bring it back to the forefront. Just like it did with this blue one.
The princess wore this while on her trip to Australia. A lot happened over that trip; fights, happy moments, and family time. But through it all, her outfits were as brilliant as ever. And The Crown did replicate this one well.
One of the scenes in the series has us clutching our seats in anticipation of what is to come. Dressed in an almost identical wrap dress, reel life Princess Diana is seen confronting Prince Charles about their broken relationship.
— New York Post (@nypost) November 20, 2020
The events might be mixed, but the outfits are a delight to see! For people who knew the late princess's wardrobe as well as their own, watching The Crown is a hoot and a half. Case in point: the red gown that never lost people’s interest.
One thing no one knew of was the jealousy that brewed inside Prince Charles, thanks to all the attention being showered on Princess Diana. It might seem trivial, but while the princess was lapping it all up, the prince was being sidelined by the media.
This is the very reason why Princess Diana was loved by so many. ???? Rest in power, Lady D. ????End the HIV/AIDS stigma! Let’s be kind and help each other. https://t.co/YMl9jjDkVy
— ???????????????? | ᜃ᜔ᜑᜒᜆ᜔ (@ChetCapua) November 18, 2020
Back in the day, when the Princesses started to work towards the betterment of AIDS patients, the world wasn’t all that accepting. The myths and misconceptions around the disease and the LGBTQA+ community were somewhat busted, thanks to a royal playing their ally. So yes, it really was a big deal.
— REDBOOK (@redbookmag) November 25, 2020
On her trip to the Big Apple, Diana made heads turn and jaws drop when she was seen in a shimmering white gown. We would say we had a similar response to Emma Corrin on The Crown wearing the gown. But so did you!
— Kristen Meinzer (@kristenmeinzer) November 24, 2020
The real life Princess Diana wore a pink checkered suit that we would kill for, tbh. On the other hand, the reel life princess Diana wore a somewhat similar checkered multicolored suit. And, in our opinion, she killed it.
See the fond exchanges between Princess Diana & her father-in-law, Prince Phillip:Their correspondence shows Prince Phillip's public support for the Princess of Wales was no farce.As he wrote,who would have dreamed that Prince Charles would leave Diana for Camilla? #TrueLove..? pic.twitter.com/iirySG1rtZ
— YOUGETMOUTH.COM (@yougetmouth) September 10, 2018
Amid The Crown's portrayal of all things Royal, one thing stands out to be unclear. Did Lady Di actually go through the ”Balmoral Test” or not. Aside from that one detail, it is fairly clear that Prince Philip was rather fond of her.
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) November 20, 2020
Peter Pan collars were really a thing. If you don’t believe us, here’s some proof. Take a look at how The Crown has recreated one of the chicest Princess Diana outfits. The tartan dress does amazing things for the lace collar.
Princess Diana wore a lot of jumpers, and we loved them all! They might not be in vogue today, but they worked perfectly at that time. And, not so surprisingly, it also works for her reel life portrayer. Wonder where we could get ourselves this outfit.
— Michael Goodeve (@MichaelGoodeve) November 22, 2020
The yellow sundress Lady Diana wore had evenly distributed spots of white, while the one on The Crown is just more yellow. Nonetheless, the style and structure of the two are exactly the same, making it difficult for us to hold it above their heads.
This floral number seen on The Crown is a combination of two dresses Lady Di wore. The print on the dress reminds us of her love for florals, and the style is a copy of one of her iconic red dresses. Although it’s safe to say all her dresses are iconic.
The details of Princess Diana and Major James Hewitt’s affair have never been clear. But the show does put light on how the Queen found out about the prince and princess’s affairs. The details may still be awry, but the affair was real.
The finale of The Crown S4 is just as gripping as we had imagined. Although Prince Philip’s threat did happen, it came in the form of a letter and not in-person. The letter also allegedly said that she should “help maintain the dignity of the crown.”
— ʙᴏᴏ! (@jennioldstones) November 21, 2020
Prince Charles did not like Princess Diana wearing black. At the end of this rollercoaster, Lady Diana, dealing with a storm of emotions, wore this stunning black gown to a Christmas celebration. She wore it as an indication of the fight to come.
“Everyone felt like there was a presence in the room.”Emma Corrin describes her experiences portraying Princess Diana. pic.twitter.com/4pVZs3yYni
— The Crown (@TheCrownNetflix) November 25, 2020
Before we move onto “things” that The Crown got right, let us say this: Emma Corrin was born to bring the People’s Princess back to life. Right from her hair and mannerisms to her charm, everything is just there.
— snowdrop-carnation (@nikitadarius101) November 5, 2020
We believe it to be public knowledge that the prince was initially courting the other Spencer lady. The princess, who we all grew fond of, came into the picture later. However, they did cross paths, thanks to Di’s elder sister Sarah Spencer.
It was Diana’s empathy that brought the two together initially. Diana reportedly went up to the prince to offer her condolences after he lost his father-figure and his mentor, Lord Mountbatten. It played its part in bringing the two together.
With her Diana-like appearance, we are fairly convinced that Emma Corrin has nailed the portrayal of our favorite lady. Take a peek at this look The Crown replicated when Princess Diana was pictured by the press.