Meg Bellamy and Emma Corrin channel Kate and Diana at Crown premiere

The Crown’s Meg Bellamy channels Kate Middleton in cream at series premiere, while Emma Corrin puts a quirky modern twist on a classic Princess Diana look

  •  Emma opted for a suit, while Meg dazzled in a floor length gown
  • READ MORE: First look at William and Kate’s romance in the Crown

After six seasons filmed with drama, thrills and countless controversies, the final season of the Crown premiered last night at The Royal Festival Hall in London, with its actors coming together to pay homage to the series. 

Emma Corrin, 27, who played Princess Diana in the fourth season of the Netflix biopic,  opted for a modern twist of a classic look of the late Princess of Wales. 

Clearly channelling Diana, Emma opted for white tuxedo suit with a sheer skirt and chunky heeled boots.

The look is reminiscent of a white tuxedo, designed by Jasper Conran, and worn by Diana on a trip to Florence in 1985.

Emma’s look blends classic masculine and feminine styles, just like Diana’s. While Diana’s is certainly more demure, it was seen as just as daring in the eighties, when it was more unusual for women to sport menswear. 


Emma Corrin (right), 27, who played Princess Diana in the fourth season of the Netflix biopic, opted for a modern twist of a classic look of the late Princess of Wales. The look is reminiscent of a white tuxedo, designed by Jasper Conran, and worn by Diana on a trip to Florence in 1985 (left)


Meg Bellamy, 21, (right) who is set to make her acting debut in the final instalment of the Crown, channelled her character Kate Middleton.  The look brings to mind a Roland Mouret dress worn by Kate in 2012 at the Thirty Club, whose members are some of the most powerful men and women in advertising and the media (left)

Meanwhile, Meg Bellamy, 21, who is set to make her acting debut in the final instalment of the Crown, channelled her character Kate Middleton.

The actress, looked glamorous in a knitted cream Valentino dress, which she styled with an array of elegant silver jewellery.

She gave herself a few extra inches in a pair of white pointed heels as she stormed the red carpet for her second time.

The look brings to mind a Roland Mouret dress worn by Kate in 2012 at the Thirty Club, whose members are some of the most powerful men and women in advertising and the media.

Named the Lombard dress, it was first worn in its original teal colour by model Amber Valetta in 2009. It was then seen on France’s former First Lady Carla Bruni at a State Dinner in 2010. 

Kate’s look was teamed with crystal-studded Jimmy Choo Vamp sandals that revealed crimson-painted toenails. 

The first part of the sixth and final series of The Crown aired on November 16 and followed the eight weeks in the lead up to the tragic death of Princess Diana.

Viewers were reduced to tears watching the harrowing scenes, and the fourth episode ended with the public’s reaction to Princess Diana’s death and her funeral.

Ahead of the final set of The Crown’s episodes arriving on Netflix, the cast and a whole host of other stars came together at a lavish event celebrating the series’ end.

Speaking to Vogue of her red carpet attire, Meg said of her sudden rise to fame: ‘My relationship with fashion has developed quickly in the past 12 months, but more from an access point of view. 

‘You have to remember that, before all of this, I wore a school uniform and I could only afford high-street brands like Primark!’ 

She previously detailed how she was working at Legoland when she nabbed the esteemed role of the Duchess of Cambridge, despite having no acting background. 

Meg was seen posing on the red carpet alongside her co-star Ed McVey, who will star as a young Prince William as his early romance with Kate at St Andrews University is recreated on screen.

For the occasion, Meg, who will make her acting debut as a young Kate Middleton in the second half of the sixth series, also stepped out on the red carpet

The actress, 21, looked glamorous in a knitted cream Valentino dress, which she styled with an array of elegant silver jewellery

Meg was seen posing with her co-star Ed McVey, who will star as a young Prince William in the final instalment of the show 

The second part of series six will recreate Prince William’s early romance with Kate Middleton at St Andrews University (pictured: Meg and Ed as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge) 

The pair smiled for group pictures alongside Luther Ford, who will portray Prince Harry in the upcoming final episodes 

Luther cut a smart figure in a black suit as the trio all smiled on the red carpet together 

Emma, 27 – who portrayed Princess Diana in the fourth series of the historical drama – also showed off their edgy sense of style as they stormed the red carpet

Emma – who uses they/them pronouns – strutted their stuff in a white tuxedo blazer, which they styled with a completely sheer skirt

Emma added some glitz to their ensemble with a huge sparkling ring and silver earrings, while they showed off their buzzcut in their smart ensemble

They put on a quirky display in the sheer skirt and satin blazer, teamed with a crisp white shirt and a bowtie as they strutted their stuff down the red carpet

Emma added some glitz to their ensemble with a huge sparkling ring and silver earrings, while they showed off their buzzcut in their smart ensemble

Ahead of the release, Meg, 21, described how she underwent intensive training with movement and voice coaches – and even took costumes home. 

‘I could bring home an outfit of Kate that really felt like her so I just kind of walked around the house and felt her,’ the actress explained.

‘And it is staggering how that changes how you walk, how you carry yourself because, you know, when you’re wearing low rise jeans and a vest top you really do hold yourself differently as to when I wear high rise jeans and baggy clothes.’

‘So that was really important and an integral part of the process,’ she continued.

Meg worked alongside Ed, 24, who plays Prince William. 

However, part one of the new series raised eyebrows after recreating Princess Diana’s final days before she died in a car crash in Paris in August 1997.

Part two begins with William heading back to Eton amid an increase in attention from young female fans touched by his plight.

The struggle to re-adjust leads to tensions with his family as they try to support the young heir to find his way in the system and the world.

William later takes up his place at St Andrew’s University, struggling to balance the life of an undergraduate with the constraints of his position as a member of the Royal Family and constant presence of personal protection officers.

The stunning actress said she also trained with movement and voice coaches, and even took costumes home to help her get into character

William’s life is also documented in the series as he later takes up his place at St Andrew’s University. He is shown to struggle between balancing life as an undergraduate with his position as a member of the Royal Family. Pictured is the moment he sees Kate on the catwalk

The story arch of the late Queen continues as she is forced to examine what is best for the future of the monarchy (Pictured: Actress Imelda Staunton as the late Queen Elizabeth)

Here, actress Imelda Staunton and actor Jonathan Pryce play the late Queen and Prince Philip during a royal engagement

The struggle for William to re-adjust leads to tensions with his family as they try to support the young heir to find his way in the system and the world (Pictured: Dominic West as his father Prince Charles)

His perseverance is tested when he develops a crush on one of the most desired students on campus: Kate Middleton.

Meg emphasised the significance of her bond with fellow actors, expressing that they always made her feel appreciated on-set, saying: ‘I feel very lucky and very honoured to be amongst these incredible people who really have honed their craft and it’s just a real pleasure.’

And when the 21-year-old experienced imposter syndrome, she received support from her co-stars. 

‘Of course, there’s the imposter syndrome but everybody really makes you believe that you can do it and everybody is welcoming from day one.

‘You don’t feel like you’re just popping in to say hi, you feel like part of it and important and valued and I really genuinely felt that the whole way through.

‘I think I’ll take away the friendships that we have all made. The people that I will hopefully keep in contact with my whole life and I think that is really important.’

Meg went on to say she has integrated elements of Kate’s personality into her own, in particular the Princess’ easy-going attitude.

‘I also think there are elements of Kate that I will take away with myself, like how I mentioned about, that easy going energy and how helpful that is in conversations and just speaking with people and that is just something that really has served me well in life since playing her.’

Series six also documents Princess Margaret suffering a stroke and subsequently reassessing her lifestyle (Pictured: Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret)

The series will also examine the interwoven relationships between members of the Royal Family, including the then Camilla Rosemary Shand before she became Queen Consort (Pictured: Olivia Williams portrays Camilla Shand in The Crown)

Bertie Carvel reprises his role as Prime Minister Tony Blair in the final installment of the series

With the passing of her sister and her mother, her 2002 Golden Jubilee and the marriage between Prince Charles and Camilla in 2005, the Queen starts to consider her reign and ultimately her legacy

Series six of The Crown also documents Princess Margaret suffering a stroke and subsequently reassessing her lifestyle. As her health continues to decline, she finds herself slipping back into old memories – notably a secret night out with her sister during the biggest party in history: VE Day 1945.

Margaret finds comfort in the memories from that evening, and what it taught her about her older sister Elizabeth, in her final days.

With the passing of her sister and her mother, her 2002 Golden Jubilee and the marriage between Prince Charles and Camilla in 2005, the Queen starts to consider her reign and ultimately her legacy.

Approaching her ninth decade, Elizabeth is forced to examine what is best for the future of the monarchy.

Meg said the role has taught her to prioritise her own happiness and ‘keep pushing for what I really want in terms of my career’.  

‘And also just being grateful because it is very lucky that I am here right now.’

First look at the FINAL instalment of The Crown: New teaser shows ‘unpopular’ Charles as well as William and Kate’s blossoming romance (including their first kiss and the future Princess of Wales wearing THAT dress!) 

The first trailer for the final instalment of The Crown shows a glimpse into William and Kate’s romance including when he spotted her in the now infamous see-through dress at St Andrews and their first kiss.

Elsewhere in the trailer, then Prince Charles is shown as ‘unpopular’ and arguing with his heir, while the Queen is shown grieving over her sister Margaret’s death. 

The part 2 trailer for season six of the show is 2 minutes 44 seconds in length and opens with Princes William and Harry in happier times, showing the two brothers – now thought to be estranged in real life – grinning together as they pose for a family photo.  

The Peter Morgan drama, which will be released on Netflix on December 14, has courted controversy for its portrayal of the Windsor family.

The first trailer for the final instalment of The Crown shows a glimpse into William and Kate’s romance including when he spotted her in the now infamous see-through dress at St Andrew’s and their first kiss

As anticipated, the trailer for part two of the final series focuses on that famous catwalk show that is said to have brought the Prince and Princess of Wales closer

A smitten Prince William, played by Ed McVey, appears in the just released trailer for season six, part two

The part two trailer opens with Prince Harry and Prince William, played by Luther Ford and Ed McVey respectively, in happier times posing for a family portrait

The final season cover the early 2000s, with the family struggling with the aftermath of Princess Diana’s death, a growing republican movement and Charles’ tense relationship with William.

The late Queen Elizabeth II, played by Imelda Staunton, is seen in the trailer being offered public feedback by aides on the royals, including criticism that the Windsor family ‘lacked compassion’.

Tony Blair, prime minister in the years following Diana’s death, is dubbed ‘King Tony’ in one scene, as the portrayal of his perceived power during his first term is dramatised. 

The drama depicts the moment Prince William (Ed Mcvey) arrives at Kensington Palace to greet mourners following the death of his mother in 1997

McVey portrays a William overwhelmed with grief and public duty in the first glimpse of scenes from part two of series six 

The series also depicts Prince William as overwhelmed as he gets out of the car to greet thousands of mourners gathered at Kensington Palace in the days after his mother was killed in a car crash in a Paris underpass in 1997. 

Later, the show suggests friction between father and son, as Prince Charles is seen telling William: ‘We don’t do fathers and sons very well in this family’. 

There’s plenty of feel-good moments as the teaser reaches its crescendo though.

It’s thought a large chunk of part two of the final series of The Crown will focus on the blossoming relationship between the now-Prince and Princess of Wales onto our screens.

In the trailer, Prince William is seen looking doe-eyed as he spots his future wife in the now famous fashion show. As the trailer closes, they share a passionate first kiss. 

Photos released earlier this week showed Meg Bellamy, the 21-year-old actress from Wokingham who was plucked from obscurity to play Kate, recreating the royal’s iconic look as she took centre state at St Andrew’s Bay Hotel in 2002.

Hard to swallow: Imelda Staunton as the late Queen Elizabeth II is seen taking in the news that public opinion of the family had reached one of its lowest points during her reign

The first-look images show Meg wearing a recreation of the Charlotte Todd-designed strapless dress with turquoise trim for the scene, with her hair in the same soft ringlet waves.

Posting the photos on X, formerly Twitter, the Netflix account teased the ‘first look at the epic conclusion’ of the royal drama – while Meg herself posted the catwalk snaps on her Instagram account and wrote: ‘It’s nearly timeeee…’ 


In first look photos released by Netflix, 21-year-old Meg Bellamy recreates Kate Middleton’s catwalk appearance that first turned Prince William’s head. Right, the now Princess of Wales during that famous catwalk strut

William is thought to have paid £200 for a ticket to sit on the front row of the show with friends and is rumoured to have turned to one of them and said: ‘Wow, Kate’s hot.’ 

It is said to be the turning point in the couple’s relationship, as they eventually went from close friends to developing romantic feelings for each other. 

The dress in question went on to sell for a staggering £78,000 at auction following the catwalk show and became one of Kate’s best-known fashion moments.

The pair were studying at St Andrew’s University at the time and met the previous year, although Kate’s catwalk appearance is thought to have been the catalyst for romance.

Kate was working towards an art history degree, while William, who initially enrolled for history of art, had switched to geography. 

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