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Photos show the true story behind Princess Diana's famous Australia tour featured on 'The Crown'

INSIDER Logo By insider@insider.com (Melissa Wiley) of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 20:  In March 1983, Princess Diana flew to Australia with Prince Charles and her son, Prince William, for her first-ever overseas tour.  The four weeks Diana spent in Australia solidified her reputation as the "people's princess," but created a rift between her and Charles. The 1983 tour has come back into focus because it's one of the key storylines in season four of Netflix's "The Crown." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. "Uneasy, even glum" is how a news report described Princess Diana when she arrived in Alice Springs, Australia, for her first-ever overseas tour with Prince Charles.For Diana, only 21 years old and just two years into her marriage with Prince Charles, the highly public tour was a "terrifying baptism of fire," Diana's confidant and biographer Andrew Morton wrote for the New York Post in 2017.But by the end of the tour four weeks later, Diana had solidified her reputation as the "people's princess," charming her way into the hearts of Australians at a time when the monarchy was looking to repair public opinion in the Commonwealth.The tour is a central focus of season four of Netflix's "The Crown." Released on November 15, the newest season depicts the lives of the British monarchy from 1979 through 1990. Episode six, "Terra Nullius," shows how young Diana, played by actress Emma Corrin, eclipsed Prince Charles, played by actor Josh O'Connor, in fame as they traveled around Australia, causing a rift between the royal pair. Here's how the real-life tour happened and a look back in photos.Read the original article on Insider

Photos show the true story behind Princess Diana's famous Australia tour featured on 'The Crown'

  • In March 1983, Princess Diana flew to Australia with Prince Charles and her son, Prince William, for her first-ever overseas tour. 
  • The four weeks Diana spent in Australia solidified her reputation as the "people's princess," but created a rift between her and Charles.
  • The 1983 tour has come back into focus because it's one of the key storylines in season four of Netflix's "The Crown."
  • Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.

"Uneasy, even glum" is how a news report described Princess Diana when she arrived in Alice Springs, Australia, for her first-ever overseas tour with Prince Charles.

For Diana, only 21 years old and just two years into her marriage with Prince Charles, the highly public tour was a "terrifying baptism of fire," Diana's confidant and biographer Andrew Morton wrote for the New York Post in 2017.

But by the end of the tour four weeks later, Diana had solidified her reputation as the "people's princess," charming her way into the hearts of Australians at a time when the monarchy was looking to repair public opinion in the Commonwealth.

The tour is a central focus of season four of Netflix's "The Crown." Released on November 15, the newest season depicts the lives of the British monarchy from 1979 through 1990. 

Episode six, "Terra Nullius," shows how young Diana, played by actress Emma Corrin, eclipsed Prince Charles, played by actor Josh O'Connor, in fame as they traveled around Australia, causing a rift between the royal pair. 

Here's how the real-life tour happened and a look back in photos.

Read the original article on Insider
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