The Crown's Emma Corrin reveals she went to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's royal wedding

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The Crown's Emma Corrin appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live via Zoom link this week, and revealed she actually went to the 2011 Royal Wedding. Now, the future Diana actress didn't have the royal connections for an invite, but the then school girl and a friend travelled to The Mall to celebrate the union and get a look at the newly weds. And they had a unique way of spotting themselves in the crowds...

Admitting she hadn't been that much of a Royals person before then, she told Jimmy; "I was 15, I was with my my friend Katherine, and we got very, very swept up in the Royal Wedding fever. I think probably because we were incredibly bored and incredibly single, and so we decided to go."

The girls spent the night before staying up late, going to the supermarket in their pyjamas and buying a DVD of one of the made for TV movies about William and Kate's love story; "One of those ones which is so bad that it's so good, like phenomenal."

Swept up in the excitement Emma and her friend got the train and stood on The Mall with the crowds. But they had a clever way of identifying themselves in the throngs.

Emma explained; "We were so excited because my friend Katherine had this huge inflatable daffodil, because she's from Wales. When we were watching the footage back to see if we could get a glimpse of ourselves, we couldn't see ourselves at all but we did see in the middle of the crowds this massive inflatable daffodil."

Little did she know that in 10 years time she'd be starring in the global sensation portrayal of this one of a kind family!

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The actress also revealed her mum, who is a speech therapist, helped her most in preparing for the role of Diana, Princess of Wales; "She was amazing and helped me with my auditions when I was prepping for them. Then she would give me tips on the voice initially before I started working with William Conoco, who was the main voice and dialect coach I worked with.

"We'd sit in this little cafe near where I lived at that time and go through the like sides that I was given, and she would help me do the voice and say, you know, 'She speaks with this kind of lilt at the end of her voice,' and that was very sweet."

Emma portrayed Diana in season four of The Crown and Australian actress Elizabeth Debicki is taking over the role in series five and six as an older iteration of the Princess.

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