'The Crown' actors are spitting images of Charles and Diana in season 5 set photo


New actors portraying Prince Charles and Princess Diana will make their debut on "The Crown" next season — and we've got an early peek!

Dominic West and Elizabeth Debicki have joined season five of the hit Netflix series, and the pair are the spitting images of the former Duke and Duchess of Wales in a photo snapped in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, on Tuesday.

Elizabeth Debicki and Dominic West, two new stars of "The Crown," were the spitting images of Princess Diana and Prince Charles while filming scenes in Palma de Mallorca this week. Splash /Backgrid

Debicki, 31, and West, 51, appear to be re-creating the former royal couple's 1991 trip to Italy with their sons, Prince William and Prince Harry. The young princes are portrayed in season five by child actors Timothee Sambor and Teddy Hawley.

The real Prince Charles and Princess Diana at Expo '92 in Seville, Spain.Zigzag Images Ltd / Shutterstock

Though the "Crown" stars appear to be all smiles in the pic, they're playing the royal couple just months before they announced they would separate in December 1992.

The pair first met in 1977, when Diana was 16 and Charles was 29. They got engaged in February of 1981, and married five months later, on July 29, in a wedding televised around the world. They welcomed their first son, William, in 1982 and then their second son, Harry, in 1984 before divorcing in 1996.

The Seville Expo '92 ran from April to October 1992 and Charles and Diana attended in May of that year.Zigzag Images Ltd / Shutterstock

Actors Debicki and West appear in the newly released photo wearing clothes similar to those worn by Diana and Charles at the Expo '92 in Seville, Spain. Debicki is practically the late Diana's twin with her chic short haircut and eye-catching blue print dress, while West looks dapper in a brown-gray suit.

The Duke and Duchess of Wales are seen aboard a yacht with their oldest son, Prince William, during their 1991 family trip to Italy.David Hartley / Shutterstock

While portraying the royal couple is intimidating enough, Debicki and West also have big acting shoes to fill.

Debicki takes over the role of "the people's princess" from Emma Corrin, who won a Golden Globe for her performance, while West takes over the role of Charles from Josh O'Connor, who won an Emmy for his portrayal.

Season five of "The Crown" is scheduled to premiere on Netflix in November 2022.

Gina Vivinetto

Gina Vivinetto is a writer for TODAY.com. She lives in Asheville, North Carolina, where she spends her free time hiking, reading and snuggling with her "Friends" box set. She and her wife, Molly, are the proud moms of two formerly stray cats, Sophie and Pierre, and a rescue dog named Gracie.