'The Crown’ season 4 trailer puts spotlight on Diana, Charles troubled marriage

Upcoming season to recreate events that shook the monarchy

Entertainment Desk October 14, 2020

The Crown season 4 trailer is here and it teases the start of Prince Charles (Josh O'Connor) and Princess Diana's (Emma Corrin) tragic marriage.

Netflix's critically acclaimed British series is gearing up for its latest season, which will has also promised new cast members including Corrin as Lady Diana Spencer, according to Screen Rant.

The arrival of the former Princess of Wales hints at how the upcoming season will also focus on the factors that shook the monarchy, while tackling her troubled relationship with Charles.

Principal cast members from the previous seasons of The Crown are also going to be returning, led by Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth, Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip,  Helena Bonham Carter – who’ll become the Princess Margaret – followed by Ben Daniels as her husband, Antony Armstrong-Jones and Lord Snowdon.

That said, it is evident from the trailer that as the show moves forward, the focus will shift to the younger generation of royals. And the spotlight will be on Princess Diana and her impending marriage to Prince Charles.

Diana clocks in at one minute and 45 seconds of the trailer, featuring a narration in the background about fairytales, building towards the much-anticipated recreation of the 1981 royal wedding – that was watched by over 750 million people around the world.

Prior to the release of the new trailer, Netflix had rolled out promotional stills of Corrin as Princess Diana, as well as, Gillian Anderson who will play Margaret Thatcher in the upcoming season.

The trailer also featured a glimpse of the next Prime Minister, including what seems to be her first audience with Queen Elizabeth. Heavily leaning on the romantic relationships of the show, there are also glances of a miserable-looking Princess Margaret and a tense encounter between Prince Philip and the Queen.

And while the trailer features a considerable amount of happy instances between Diana and Charles, there are also hints of troubled times. Although it's unclear whether these take place before or after they've tied the knot. If anything, there are two more seasons left before The Crown wraps up, meaning Netflix has enough time to do a deep dive into the years following the pair's fairytale wedding.

Watch the trailer here:

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