It was one of her very last public appearances – in one of her most iconic outfits.
Now the moment Princess Diana attended a royal gala performance of the English National Ballet’s Swan Lake in June 1997 has been recreated for The Crown.
Yet while Elizabeth Debicki is the double of Diana in the red carpet scene, the show’s producers have chosen not to replicate the princess’s Jacques Azagury turquoise sequin shift dress.
The Crown’s newest season will feature the recreation of Diana’s last days prior to her tragic 1997 passing.
For unknown reasons, however, the 31-year-old actress from Australia is wearing a replica of a Catherine Walker halterneck dress that Diana wore at a party two year ago.
Also missing from the Royal Albert Hall scene is the pearl and diamond necklace that became so synonymous with the engagement that it sold at auction as the ‘Swan Lake necklace’ 20 years later for £10million.
Elizabeth Debicki is the double of Diana in the red carpet scene but the show’s producers have chosen not to replicate the princess’s Jacques Azagury turquoise sequin shift dress.
Diana’s appearance came a few short weeks before her death in a Paris car crash on August 31.
Ballet was her love language and was her patron for the English National Ballet.
At the Lyceum Theatre, filming for Netflix’s drama was done. Series five focuses of the break-up of Diana’s marriage to Charles, played by Dominic West, and in other images Miss Debicki – who replaced Emma Corrin in the role – can be seen alongside Salim Dau, 71, as Harrods owner Mohamed Fayed, father of Diana’s lover Dodi.