Film crews are moving in to York Minster as they prepare to shoot scenes for The Crown.
As YorkMix reported last week, the Minster is closed to the public all week to allow for filming.
We have now confirmed that it royal blockbuster The Crown being shot inside and close to the cathedral.
This morning, streets around York Minster, including parts of Blake Street, Duncombe Place, Goodramgate and Deangate were coned off.
These restrictions will run from 6am today till 6pm on Friday.
Five film crew lorries were parked on Duncombe Place. A forklift truck was moving large stone blocks near the West entrance.
Stewards were in place on Deangate and College Street.
Producers of The Crown, Left Bank Pictures, are setting up for filming today, creating sets inside the Minster.
Then the shoot will take place all day on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, with the set being deconstructed for most of Friday.
In a letter to nearby businesses, the producers said: “While we will endeavour to keep disruption to an absolute minimum, we know our presence can present some difficulties.
“Our Locations and Security teams will be on set to assist wherever possible.
“Access to homes and businesses will be prioritised though there might be a short delay if a scene is in progress or to ensure your safety.”
There is no word yet as to which scenes of recent royal life are being shot at the Minster, or which characters and stars are involved.
A spokesperson for The Crown told YorkMix: “Sadly we cannot divulge any storylines, but we are hugely looking forward to filming in York.”
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.
Filming of the fictional royal family comes only 11 days after the real King was in York Minster, for the Maundy service.