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Ditched the Di job: Emma’s royal role is over… but she’s still close to icon

Hair to the throne: Emma Corrin posing with brown locks PICTURES: CHARLOTTE WALES/BRITISH VOGUE/MCPIX/REX

SHE may have returned to being a brunette now she is no longer playing Princess Diana, but The Crown’s Emma Corrin feels she and the Princess of Wales would have been great mates.

The 24-year-old was plucked from obscurity to play the royal for series four of the hit Netflix series — and says the experience has left her with an affinity with the late icon.

’Do-ing it right: Filming The Crown

‘I feel I’ve got to know Diana like you would a friend,’ Corrin told British Vogue. ‘I know that sounds really weird, but I get a great sense of companionship from her. I suppose, over time, you kind of start to patch together a sense of empathy and a sense of understanding.’

And the actress got to feel the fuss Diana had to go through before getting out of the door when she slipped into an exact replica of her fairy-tale wedding dress. ‘I had a team of ten people helping me put it on,’ she said. ‘I walked out and everyone went completely silent. More than anything else I wear in the series, it’s so… It’s her.’

Read the full interview in the October issue of British Vogue, out on Friday.