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Netflix Names Actress Who Will Be Portraying Princess Diana in 'The Crown'

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A princess has been named! Fans of the hit Netflix seriesThe Crown have anxiously been waiting to see who show runners cast as our beloved Princess Diana. 

A statement posted to Twitter on the show’s official website revealed, "Emma Corrin will play Lady Diana Spencer in The Crown Season 4." The tweet also informed viewers, "Filming will begin later this year."

Newcomer Emma released a statement regarding the casting news, saying, "I have been glued to the show and to think I'm joining this incredibly talented acting family is surreal. Princess Diana was an icon and her effect on the world remains profound and inspiring.” 

She continued, "To explore her through Peter Morgan's writing is the most exceptional opportunity and I will strive to do her justice."