Princess Diana

Newcomer Emma Corrin cast as Princess Diana

Netflix confirmed the decision in a press release, adding filming will begin later this year.

In an accompanying quote, Corrin said she was "beyond excited" to be joining the show - a dramatised history of the British monarchy.

"Princess Diana was an icon, and her effect on the world remains profound and inspiring," she said.

The Crown's creator Peter Morgan described Corrin as a "brilliant talent" who "immediately captivated" casting directors.

Diana TV drama looks at the princess's people

Twenty years on from her death, she remains what Tony Blair called her: The People's Princess.

Yet it is the princess's people who are the focus of Diana and I, a 90-minute drama that explores how her death affected members of the public.

"The idea was to write a film about Diana's death, not from the point of view of the Royal Family or politicians, but of ordinary people," says writer Jeremy Brock.

"I wanted to tell stories that resonated legitimately with how I remember what happened, and how we deal with being human."

'Diana, Our Mother' examines legacy through her sons' eyes

HBO seeks to stand apart from that wave with "Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy," an intimate but gauzy look back, its most salient aspect being that her sons, William and Harry, participate in the reminiscing.

HRH Prince Harry and HRH the Duke of Cambridge were just 12 and 15 when their mother died in a car crash at age 36, and the former describes the loss as "still raw." One needn't be obsessed with the Royal Family to appreciate their grief, especially under such tragic and unnecessary circumstances.

Prince Harry: "Chaos" after Dianna's death

In a candid interview with British newspaper The Telegraph, the fifth in line to the throne said the loss of his mother at such a young age had led to a period of "total chaos."

Prince Harry sought counseling to cope with Diana's death

In a candid interview with British newspaper The Telegraph, the fifth in line to the throne said the loss of his mother at such a young age had led to a period of "total chaos."

Princess Diana: Princes commission statue 20 years after her death

The two princes said that "the time is right to recognise her positive impact" with a permanent statue.

The sculpture will be erected in the public grounds of her former residence, Kensington Palace.

A sculptor has yet to be chosen but a spokesperson said work on the artwork would begin soon.


'Reflect on legacy'

Princes William and Harry said in statement: "It has been 20 years since our mother's death and the time is right to recognise her positive impact in the UK and around the world with a permanent statue.

Prince Harry follows Diana's footsteps to fight AIDS

Nearly 30 years later, Prince Harry is highlighting the need to continue fighting the stigma persisting around today's AIDS epidemic, particularly among teenagers.

Prince Harry joined Sir Elton John on stage Thursday at the 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, and praised the work of leaders including Nelson Mandela and his own mother, for the fight against the disease.

Princess Diana's iconic fashion put on display in Royal exhibit

Now, some of those incredibly iconic looks are getting their own display at a new exhibit in Kensington Palace.

The Fashion Rules Restyled exhibition—which was first launched several years ago and is now seeing a reincarnation—not only boasts tribute to Princess Diana and her game-changing style, but also to the late Princess Margaret and Queen Elizabeth II, as they are arguably the three most watched royals of all time.