The Crown's Emma Corrin says history 'is repeating itself' with Meghan Markle and Princess Diana

Olivia Petter
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Emma Corrin has compared Meghan Markle to Princess Diana, whom the actor plays in the latest series of Netflix’s The Crown.

Speaking to Town and Country, the actor explained why she believes that the two women have a lot in common with regards to how they were treated by the press and within the royal family.

"You just want to shake these tabloids and say, can’t you see history repeating itself?" Corrin said.

"The coldness, the traditions, and the expectations of behaviour… I don’t think [Diana] expected that. I think she expected to join a family."

In the upcoming fourth season of the hit Netflix period drama, viewers will be introduced to a young Lady Diana Spencer, played by Corrin, as she meets her future husband, Prince Charles.

It’s not the first time Corrin has spoken about Diana in the run up to the new series of The Crown.

While Princess Diana went on to become a global style icon, her sense of style was not always up to par, Corrin previously said.

"That was something I loved about it," the 24-year-old told Entertainment Weekly.

“Basically, I loved young Diana. You can’t understand old Diana – older Diana – properly without understanding a 19-year-old living with her flatmates, going on her first date with Charles,” she said.

"You need to understand the trajectory that she underwent. But her style was awful.”

Corrin went on to describe how, the second time Diana met with Prince Charles, she was wearing a pair of yellow dungarees, which the actor found “awful”.

“I just wanted to cry. I was like, are you joking? Awful. And those sweater vests,” she said.

“It really shows that fashion is something that grows with you. I’ve certainly found that. If I look back at pictures of me when I was younger, oh my god. Nightmare!”

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