ISBN: 9781841659374

Publication date: 03 Mar 2022

Author: Gill Knappett

Join us on a behind-the-scenes tour of the filming locations for the award-winning Netflix series The Crown.The series recreates the romance and intrigue at the heart of our very own royal family and within these pages we seek out the settings so integral to the story, linking each ‘fictional’ site to its real-life counterpart.Covering the first four series, starting with Princess Elizabeth’s marriage to Prince Philip in 1947 and concluding in 1990 – in particular with the relationship of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer following their 1981 wedding – this is the perfect opportunity for every fan of The Crown to follow in the footsteps of royalty.Stunning Ely Cathedral provides the backdrop to the iconic Westminster Abbey where Princess Elizabeth’s wedding took place, while Belvoir Castle, Hatfield House and Burghley House are just three of the fine locations that ‘double’ as Windsor Castle. Historic Winchester Cathedral transforms into St Paul’s Cathedral in the run-up to the wedding of Charles and Diana, its versatility also seeing it representing both Romsey Abbey and Westminster Abbey.Sweeping across Britain from London and the home counties to the Welsh treasure that is Caernarfon Castle, heading north to Manchester and Liverpool and onwards to the majestic Scottish Highlands, The Crown’s Royal Britain takes you on a royal tour of Britain and the venues that were an inspiration for this special drama.Many of the featured sites are open to the public so as well as learning about how these places played their part you can visit and enjoy the real spectacle in person.