The first images of Emma Corrin as Princess Diana and Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher from the fourth series of The Crown have been released.

Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher

The new season of the hit Netflix drama about the British royal family will be available to watch from November 15.

Emma Corrin as Princess Diana  and Josh O'Connor as Prince Charles 

According to publicity from Netflix, we re-join the royal family as the 1970s are drawing to a close, and 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.

Olivia Colman as the Queen and O'Connor as Charles 

As the nation begins to feel the impact of divisive policies introduced by Britain's first female Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (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.

Corrin's Diana meets Camilla Parker-Bowles (Emerald Fennell) for the first time

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.

Tobias Menzies as The Duke of Edinburgh and Colman as the Queen

The Crown's fourth season will also see the return of Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret, Tobias Menzies as The Duke of Edinburgh, Erin Doherty as Princess Anne, Emerald Fennell as Camilla Parker Bowles and Marion Bailey as the Queen Mother.