Ancient props from hit royal movie ‘The Crown’ stolen in UK robbery

World premiere of the third season of
FILE PHOTO: Actress Olivia Colman attends the world premiere of the third season of “The Crown” in London, Britain, November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

February 24, 2022

LONDON (Reuters) – Antique props used in the production of Netflix hit royal series “The Crown” were stolen last week, but the robbery is not expected to delay the work. filming, British police and a spokesman for the streaming service said on Thursday.

Britain’s Sun newspaper said the stolen items were worth around £150,000 ($200,550) and included jewelry, lampstands, silverware, a dome birdcage and a replica of a rare Fabergé egg. acquired in 1933 by Queen Elizabeth’s grandfather George V. The robbery happened near the English Town of Doncaster.

The award-winning series about the British royal family has filmed its fifth season with a new cast that includes Imelda Staunton as the elderly Queen Elizabeth and Elizabeth Debicki as the late Princess Diana.

A Netflix spokesperson said: “We can confirm antiques have been stolen and we hope that they are found and returned safely. “Replacement parts will be sourced, with no expectation that filming will be retained.”

No further details have been given.

South Yorkshire Police said they were called to a location near Doncaster on the afternoon of February 16 after three vehicles containing “props used in movies and TV were broken into and a number of items were taken away”. “.

“Officials investigated the incident but all existing lines of investigation have been exhausted. The case has been filed pending any new lines of investigation. “

The fifth series of “The Crown,” which has garnered a huge following for its dramatization of Elizabeth’s life and reign, will premiere in November. The show’s creator Peter Morgan has said that the fifth season six will be its final season.

(1 dollar = 0.7479 pounds)

(Reporting by Marie-Louise Gumuchian; Editing by Alexandra Hudson)

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