It’s not quite a royal heist.
More than 200 antique props used during the filming of the fifth season of “The Crown” were stolen from vehicles last week in Doncaster, northern England, according to South Yorkshire Police and Netflix.
The props have a collective value of about $200,000, and include a replica of a Fabergé egg, several sets of silver and gold lampstands, a dial of a William IV grandfather’s watch, and a set of vanities in 10-piece silver, glassware and crystal vases, according to a report in Antiques Trade Gazette.
“Stolen items are not necessarily in the best condition and therefore have limited value for resale,” Alison Harvey, series decorator for the fifth season of “The Crown” told the publication. . “However, they are valuable as part of the UK film industry.”
In a statement, Netflix, which streamed the hit drama about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, confirmed that the artifacts had been stolen and expressed hope that they would be found and returned. again.
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/24/arts/television/the-crown-stolen-props.html ‘The Crown’ jewelry and other props, reportedly stolen while filming