Diana’s Swan Song: The Crown Producers recreate one of the Princess’s last public appearances … but they choose not to replicate the famous turquoise sequin gown the royal wore in iconic images
It was one of her very last public appearances – in one of her most iconic outfits.
Now, the moment Princess Diana attended an English National Ballet’s Royal Swan Lake Gala in June 1997 has been recreated for The Crown.
Yet, while Elizabeth Debicki is Diana’s lookalike on the red carpet stage, the show’s producers have chosen not to replicate the princess’s turquoise sequined Jacques Azagury shift dress.
The Crown’s final season will see the recreation of some of Diana’s last days before her tragic death in 1997
Instead, for reasons unknown, the Australian actress, 31, wears a copy of a Catherine Walker halter neck dress worn by Diana at a party two years ago.
Also missing from the scene at the Royal Albert Hall is the pearl and diamond necklace that has become so synonymous with engagement that it was auctioned off as the “Swan Lake Necklace” 20 years later for 10 million. of pounds sterling.
Elizabeth Debicki looks like Diana on the red carpet stage, but the show’s producers have chosen not to replicate the princess’s turquoise sequined Jacques Azagury shift dress.
Diana’s appearance came weeks before her death in a car crash in Paris on August 31.
She loved ballet and dance and was at the time the patron saint of the English National Ballet.
The filming of scenes for the Netflix drama took place at the Lyceum Theater. Series five focuses on Diana’s marriage breakdown to Charles, played by Dominic West, and in other stills Miss Debicki – who replaced Emma Corrin in the role – can be seen alongside Salim Dau, 71. , as Harrods owner Mohamed Fayed, father of Diana’s lover, Dodi.
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