Princess Diana's revenge dress will be in The Crown and fans are losing it over sneak peek photos

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Princess Diana's iconic revenge dress is set to be featured in the season 5 of The Crown (opens in new tab) and fans are losing it after seeing the canny resemblance in some first-look photos.

The 'Revenge dress' is the name given to a black off-the-shoulder dress once worn by Diana, Princess of Wales back in 1994 to a Vanity Fair dinner at the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens.

The dress has been interpreted as having been worn "in revenge" following the televised admission of adultery by Prince Charles with Camilla Parker-Bowles.

And now fans are beyond excited because they've seen the revenge dress is set to make an appearance in Netflix's The Crown after The Daily Mail published photos (opens in new tab) of actress Elizabeth Debicki, who plays Diana in Season 5, wearing the dress as she filmed scenes.

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You can see Elizabeth wearing a recreation of the £900 dress by Greek designer Christina Stambolian.

The snug-fitting dress, which hit just above the thigh and had an off-the-shoulder sweetheart neckline, had reportedly sat in the Princess of Wales' wardrobe for three years before the event, due to concerns that it may have been "too daring" for royal standards.

But Princess Diana decided to wear the LBD to the gala after her previously planned look, including a Valentino gown, was leaked to the press.

The actress looks strikingly similar to the princess as she filmed scenes for the Netflix drama in a replica of the silk crepe cocktail dress with side sash.

On the same evening Diana originally wore the outfit, Charles admitted in a TV documentary interview with Jonathan Dimbleby that he was having an affair with Camilla Parker Bowles, who is now his wife.

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After seeing the behind the scenes snaps, fans of The Crown took to social media in amazement.

"The Crown have captured Princess Diana's revenge dress moment perfectly their resemblance is uncanny," one wrote. 

Another fan put, "Princess Diana's revenge dress will be featured in The Crown Season 5 our prayers have been answered."

And a third agreed, "Holy—! The similarities to the real revenge dress and the real Princess Diana! Damn, that’s good!!!!"

Fans won't have too long to wait, as Netflix confirmed Season 5 would air in November next year with a behind-the-scenes video from Imelda Staunton, who plays the Queen in this series.

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Meanwhile, fans are hoping for a more recent royal moment, that made Duchess Camilla blush, to be captured on-screen.

It was reported that President Joe Biden produced a little natural gas of his own at the COP26 summit, and it was audible enough to leave the Duchess of Cornwall red-faced.

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A source told The Mail on Sunday, "It was long and loud and impossible to ignore,' the source said. 'Camilla hasn't stopped talking about it."

One fan tweeted, "I want an entire episode of The Crown dedicated solely to this," as they re-shared the news that Joe Biden "broke wind" in front of Camilla.

Selina is a Senior Entertainment Writer with more than 14 years of experience in newspapers and magazines. She currently looks after all things Entertainment for, Woman&Home, and My Imperfect Life. Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand. When she's not interviewing celebrities you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories.