The Crown loses £150,000 worth of items as thieves target season 5 set

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    A massive £150,000 worth of items have been stolen from the storage of Netflix’s popular royal drama. It’s been reported three lorries containing the props were broken into on Wednesday night ahead of The Crown’s highly anticipated return later this year.

    Lorries containing valuable replicas used on the set of The Crown were infiltrated in an overnight raid, Netflix has confirmed.

    The Mail Online revealed South Yorkshire Police are investigating the raid of three vehicles near Doncaster.

    They confirmed 200 items were stolen, including jewellery, a grandfather clock, silverware, and a candelabra.

    One of the most expensive items may be a replica of a Russian Fabergé Egg purchased by King George V and Queen Mary.

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    Sources told the Sun: “The gang managed to gain access to the lorries, break them open and strip them of the lot.

    “Producers have an incredible eye for detail and every item was meticulously chosen. To lose the lot is just heart-breaking.”

    Filming for season five of The Crown began in July 2021 and is still ongoing, with production on season six also expected to take place later this year.

    Thankfully, Netflix has assured fans of the series the break-in won’t affect the show’s production schedule.

    Plus, Lesley Manville will portray the Queen’s sister, Princess Margaret, replacing Helena Bonham Carter.

    Damian Lewis, Jonathan Pryce and Elizabeth Debicki have also joined the cast as Prince Charles, Prince Philip and Princess Diana, respectively.

    The fourth season drew critical acclaim, with Emmy awards going to Olivia Colman, Gillian Anderson and Tobias Menzies.

    The next season is set to dramatise Diana’s ground-breaking Panorama interview with Martin Bashir in 1995, as well as several other major royal events.

    Published at Thu, 24 Feb 2022 12:42:30 +0000

    The Crown loses £150,000 worth of items as thieves target season 5 set