The young prince and his new fiancé stand in front of the media’s flashing cameras to announce their engagement.
“What can you tell us about the actual wedding?” A reporter asks.
“Well, we’re not at it yet, but for now we’re happy, really,” the prince replies.
All the while, the co-young bride-to-be smiles politely, making eyes for the camera.
This scene is from the recently released fourth season Crown, The drama of Netflix’s reputation, affects the lives of the British royal family. In this third episode, “Fairytale,” Prince Charles (Josh O’Connor) asks Diana Spencer (Emma Corinne) to marry him, though he quickly learns in the lead-up to their grand royal wedding that the monarchy is just as glamorous It does not seem so.
The scene of the engagement announcement is a somewhat faithful re-creation of the actual incident in 1981, with both actors wearing it.
But after the latest season was released on Sunday, it has also rapidly become a meme.
In this scene, the camera skips over Corinne’s shy face as she is known to Princess Diana with a slightly crooked and raucous smile.
“He basically looks like a rabbit in the headlights,” said Wayne DavidA 39-year-old part-time DJ in south-east London, who recently started the show after running out of things to watch on Netflix.
“It must have been very difficult to take on the role of the most famous woman in the world!” He praised Corinne’s performance. “In those early scenes, you’re really reminded of how young Diana was when she was in the headlines. I think she completely captured it.”
David was very impressed the moment he tracked her down on the BBC and made a small screen recording.
“In isolation it really made me laugh for some reason,” he said.
He then uploaded the clip to Twitter with a funny caption.
The tweet itself received a respectable few hundred retweets, but Diana’s expressive facial clip was immediately shared by thousands of others on Twitter and viewed more than 2.5 million times a day.
Many found that it completely captured its own idees.
Perhaps because it is a clip of a young princess, but the video was a huge hit on Gay Twitter.
We are not yet sure if Corinne has seen the meme himself (a spokesperson for the show declined to comment), but we know that he has been overwhelmed by all the attention for his breakout performance.
He said that GQ magazine has particularly worried him that Princess William and Harry think about his mother’s role.
“If I ever saw him at a party, I’d probably leave!” he said.
As David, the London DJ who started the entire meme, feels impressed that he has traveled so far, but is proud that other people made better jokes than him.
He joked that other people were jealous of coming up with fun versions of the meme and getting more likes than I liked, he joked. “It’s like being back in school when someone will mimic your work and improve it and get high marks.”
Of course, he found the meme just to convey that unique feeling.