This is the scene outside York Minster this morning (Tuesday) as filming on The Crown prepares to begin.
Huge spotlights are positioned ready to project beams of light through the cathedral’s stained glass windows.
Elsewhere a marquee is in place in Dean’s Park. The park, like the Minster, is closed to visitors to allow the production to take place.
Large areas outside the Minster are cordoned off, and stacks of equipment are also lined up next to the statue of Constantine
While producers Left Bank Pictures are remaining tight-lipped about the scenes being shot for the hit Netflix royal drama, we have been given a big clue.
A spokesperson told YorkMix: “I can tell you that York Minster is standing in for another location, but I am sure fans of the cathedral will be able to spot it in season 6!”
There are several key events that could be covered this season, including:
- the death and funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales (1997)
- the Queen and Prince Philip’s golden wedding anniversary (1997)
- the death of the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret (2002)
- the Queen’s Golden Jubilee (2002)
- Prince Charles and Camilla’s marriage (2005).
Season six of The Crown stars Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II, Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip, Dominic West as Prince Charles, Elizabeth Debicki as Diana, Olivia Williams as Camilla, Ed McVey as Prince William and Meg Bellamy as Kate.