Netflix has confirmed that season four of The Crown will be available to view on November 15.

The new series of the hit drama will cover Queen Elizabeth II's reign in the late 70s and early 80s, as intense divisions grow within the British royal family.

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In a statement Netflix said, "As the 1970s are drawing to a close, Queen Elizabeth (Olivia Colman) and her family find themselves preoccupied with safeguarding the line of succession by securing an appropriate bride for Prince Charles (Josh O’Connor), who is still unmarried at 30.

"As the nation begins to feel the impact of divisive policies introduced by Britain's first female Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (Gillian Anderson), tensions arise between her and the Queen which only grow worse as Thatcher leads the country into the Falklands War, generating conflict within the Commonwealth.

"While Charles’ romance with a young Lady Diana Spencer (Emma Corrin) provides a much-needed fairy-tale to unite the British people, behind closed doors, the Royal family is becoming increasingly divided."

News of the new season comes after Tenet star Elizabeth Debicki was cast as Princess Diana for the show's final seasons.

In the upcoming season four, O'Connor reprises his role as Prince Charles. Helena Bonham Carter will also be returning as Princess Margaret and Olivia Colman will be back as The Queen.