Netflix recently confirmed news that antique props used in the filming of “The Crown” has been stolen.
As previously reported by BBC, the items, worth up to US$200,000, were taken from three vehicles in Doncaster on Thursday, 24 February.
Among the props taken in the theft were a replica of a rare Fabergé egg which was acquired by the Queen’s grandfather George V in 1933, the face of a grandfather clock, crystal glassware and silver and gold candelabras.
The South Yorkshire police are currently on the case.
“We can confirm the antiques have been stolen, and we hope that they are found and returned safely,” said Netflix in an official statement. “Replacements will be sourced, there is no expectation that filming will be held up.”
On the other hand, the show’s set decorator, Alison Harvey, shared that the items stolen were not necessarily in the best condition and therefore of limited value for resale.
“However, they are valuable as pieces to the UK film industry,” she added.
The fifth season of “The Crown” is set to premiere on Netflix in November 2022, while the sixth season, which will be the last one, will begin filming sometime this year.