The Crown season 5: Elizabeth Debicki films Princess Diana’s 1997 holiday

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The three actors look so like their Royal counterparts (Picture: Splash News/Getty)

The Crown star Elizabeth Debicki bore an uncanny resemblance to Princess Diana as she filmed the late Royal’s family holiday with her two sons.

The 32-year-old takes over the role from Emma Corrin, while Dominic Cooper replaces Josh O’Connor as King Charles III in the blockbuster Netflix drama.

It’s not the first time the Australian actress has been spotted filming scenes for the show charting the history of the Royal family, having also been seen acting Princess Diana’s last public appearance before her death and on set at Dunsfold Aerodrome.

This week the Tenet star has been in Palma De Mallorca, Spain with Rufus Kampa, who plays a young Prince William, and Prince Harry actor Will Powell.

The trio were seen larking about on a boat as they recreated Princess Diana’s trip to the South of France in July 1997, where the family stayed on a yacht owned by her partner Dodi’s father Mohamed Al-Fayed.

The vacation took place just a month before Princess Diana and Dodi were killed in a car crash in Paris after they were being pursued by paparazzi.

Elizabeth wore sunglasses and a red shift dress, while Rufus and Will were in matching outfits, both sporting navy blue polo necks and white chinos.

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We can’t get over Elizabeth’s resemblance to Princess Diana (Picture: BackGrid / Joan Llado / GTres / SplashNews.com)

The Great Gatsby actress held ‘Prince William’s’ hand as they climbed on board the luxury board floating on crystal blue seas.

The three actors were seen laughing and engaged in deep conversation as they sped around the bay. 

Elizabeth was filming in Spain (Picture: BackGrid / Joan Llado / GTres / SplashNews.com)
The mop of ginger hair is unmistakably Prince Harry (Picture: BackGrid / Joan Llado / GTres / SplashNews.com)

The filming comes shortly after production for the juggernaut series was halted in a mark of respect after the Queen’s death.

A Netflix spokesperson confirmed to Metro.co.uk: ‘As a mark of respect, filming on The Crown was suspended today.

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The red dress is iconic (Picture: BackGrid / Joan Llado / GTres / SplashNews.com)
Spot the difference! (Picture: BackGrid / Joan Llado / GTres / SplashNews.com)

‘Filming will also be suspended on the day of Her Majesty The Queen’s funeral.’

Meanwhile, Edith Bowman teased in an interview with Metro.co.uk that the upcoming season of The Crown will be ‘mind-blowing.’

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The real-life holiday was 25 years ago (Picture: BackGrid / Joan Llado / GTres / SplashNews.com)
The actors jetted around the bay (Picture: BackGrid / Joan Llado / GTres / SplashNews.com)

The DJ, who hosts The Crown podcast, said: ‘This season is going to blow people’s minds for so many reasons’.

‘It’s always that thing because it’s a new set of cast. We’ve gotten used to Olivia [Colman] and Josh [O’Connor] and Tobias [Menzies] and Emma [Corrin] and Helen [Bonham-Carter], and we’ve got a whole new set of cast. It’s almost like it’s always been them. You’ll find you’ve not taken a breath for like three minutes when you see them on screen for the first time – and that’s all of them’.

Asked to describe series five (with, of course, no spoilers), Edith simply declared it: ‘Unprecedented’.

The Crown is available to stream on Netflix

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