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A fast approaching release date and new Aussie connections: The Crown's remaining seasons are gearing up to be a wild ride

Break out the bunting and start buttering the scones.

By Jess Pullar
If you, like us, are an avid royal watcher, then you, like us will more than likely be an avid watcher of The Crown - and boy, have we been blessed with some quality content on that front.
The Netflix series, which has released three seasons to date, has covered the life of Queen Elizabeth II, from the very origins of her ascension to the throne back in 1953, right through to the 1970s - and counting.
And what Tiger King was to us this year was what The Crown season three was to us in November last year - as the season ended with a right royal fizz and a bang, you can bet we were desperate to know when we'd get more.
Well, it looks like our answer - and subsequent content from said announcement is just around the corner.
That's right - you can officially block out November 15 2020 as the official release date of The Crown season 4 on Netflix - and you can bet we're already prepping the bunting.
While we've seen a number of pictures surfacing over the last few months from the filming of the new season (hello, Charles and Diana!), there's still plenty we're yet to see in the new season.
Keep scrolling as we take a look at everything we currently know about The Crown, season four.

When will The Crown season 4 be released?

Official word from Netflix confirms The Crown season 4 will be released on November 15, 2020.
In an interview with Harper's BAZAAR, actor Josh O'Connor, who brilliantly plays Prince Charles as a young adult, said of the new season: "I think it will be the best yet, actually. I'm really looking forward to finishing that and then getting to share it sometime in 2020, I guess."
We also know that seasons three and four of The Crown were filmed back-to-back - explaining a smaller lead time between seasons.
Bring on November 15... (Netflix)

Which actors are in The Crown season 4?

The cast of The Crown, season four will include the usual suspects we had the pleasure of viewing in season three.
The ever-glorious Olivia Colman will again play Queen Elizabeth, while Helena Bonham Carter continues to portray the many twists and turns of Princess Margaret to a Tee.
As for the younger generation, Prince Charles will continue to be played by Josh O'Connor.
And of course, joining this year's new season will be Emma Corrin, who is playing Princess Diana.
See the full cast in the gallery below:

What real life royal events will The Crown season 4 cover?

While the whole synopsis for the new season isn't super clear at this stage, we've certainly gathered a fair idea of some of the key moments we can expect to play out on the show.
Late last year, pictures emerged on Harper's BAZAAR from the set, showing that there'll be quite the Australian moment to come in the new episodes.
Indeed as per the leaked images, scenes with Diana and Charles during their royal tour of Australia were filmed last year.
The tour in question appears to be the 1983 visit made by Charles, Diana and baby Prince William.
We'll also likely see snippets from Charles and Diana's whirlwind 1981 wedding - as per the official still released in October by Netflix.
Indeed in one picture, Emma Corrin is seen wearing the People's Princess' iconic David & Elizabeth Emanuel wedding dress.
Netflix gave fans a sneak peek of Emma Corrin playing Diana on her 1981 wedding day. (Netflix)
Diana and Charles' 1983 visit to Australia will be included in the new season. (Getty)

Are there any other Australian links?

While the fourth season will see out the beginning of Diana's royal story, there'll still be plenty more from her in seasons beyond that.
In fact, it was recently announced that Diana will next be played by Aussie actress Elizabeth Debicki.
Speaking about her new, exciting role, Elizabeth said: "Princess Diana's spirit, her words and her actions live in the hearts of so many."
"It is my true privilege and honour to be joining this masterful series, which has had me absolutely hooked from episode one."
Elizabeth has previously appeared on Widows, The Great Gatsby and The Man From Uncle, and will join the newly recast actress for the Queen, Imelda Staunton.
Bring. It. On.
Elizabeth Debicki will play Princess Diana in season five of The Crown. (Getty)

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