Netflix's The Crown has given fans a sneak peek of its recreation of the engagement photocall of Britain's Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer - one of the big scenes when season four premieres this Sunday, November 15.

Teasing the palace intrigue ahead, the streaming giant says: "At the end of the 1970s, the Royal Family is preoccupied with safeguarding the line of succession by finding an appropriate bride for Prince Charles (Josh O'Connor) who is still unmarried at 30.

"When Lord Mountbatten is assassinated by the IRA, the family is rocked to its core and Charles loses his mentor. In the wake of that grief, a young Lady Diana Spencer (Emma Corrin) enters the frame and the die is cast. Their wedding in 1981 is an occasion which unites the entire country in celebrating this seeming fairy-tale romance. 

"As the season progresses and relations between Charles and Diana become strained, so too do relations between the Queen (Olivia Colman) and her Prime Minister, Britain's first female Prime Minister - Margaret Thatcher (Gillian Anderson).

"Though on paper the two women seem to be cut from the same cloth, they often disagree about the appropriate governance of the country and the Queen's constitutional obligation to remain silent is put to the test.

"By the end of the season, the Prime Minister is ousted by her own cabinet after eleven-and-a-half turbulent years in power, and the Queen finds herself head of an increasingly disunited family."

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