The Crown’s Erin Doherty grabs bargains at Lidl after winning praise as Princess Anne

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The Crown's Erin Doherty went on a right royal bargain hunt as she picked up some groceries at budget supermarket Lidl.

The 28-year-old reigned in the excitement after playing Princess Anne in the hit Netflix show as she grabbed some essentials with girlfriend Sophie Melville.

She looked a far cry from her regal on-screen persona as she stocked up in south east London.

Sporting a green fleece, jogging bottoms and a woolly hat over her braided hair, she slipped into the store unnoticed by fellow shoppers.

Erin has won a legion of fans with her portrayal of the sharp-tongued Anne, the young Princess Royal, in smash hit Netflix show.

Erin and girlfriend Sophie Melville hit the shops
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But her approach to fame clearly hasn't changed.

She enjoyed some shopping at the value supermarket on Saturday as she filled her trolley before heading home.

The up-and-coming star has recently been discussing her rise – and opened up about the biggest issue she faced.

They didn't forget to bring their own bags as they went unnoticed by their fellow shoppers
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Erin has shone as the young Princess Royal
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Erin said she really had to get to grips with being around famous people after landing the role of a lifetime.

She said: "When I first got the job, I thought 'Erin you need to get rid of all your love and admiration, in the nicest way possible, for these people'.

"Because I would just be staring at them in the scene unable to believe I was in a room with them.

The star with Helena Bonham Carter and Josh O'Connor at the SAG Awards
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"I think that was the hardest thing, it’s a challenge playing that character but actually that was just fun, whereas the hardest mental decision I had to make was to not be a fangirl.

"I wanted to tell these people how they’d inspired me but it’s such a difficult one because then you have to do a scene with them. It doesn’t work."

During a recent on-camera questionnaire for audiobook library Audible, Erin was asked what her greatest achievement was.

She looked lovingly at Sophie before answering "my relationship".

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