Netflix has confirmed that thousands of pounds worth of jewelry and accessories were stolen from the set of the royal-inspired show The crown.
Thieves broke into three vehicles at a lorry park in Yorkshire as production was filming nearby, taking nearly £150,000 worth of items, Variety reports.
More than 350 items were taken, including a replica Fabergé egg, a grandfather clock, a dressing table, crystal glassware, and silver and gold candelabra.
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Netflix expressed a desire for a speedy recovery of the stolen goods, but maintained that the theft would not affect filming for the show’s fifth season.
A Netflix spokesperson said: “We can confirm that the antiques were stolen and we hope they will be found and returned safely.
“Replacements will be found, there is no expectation that filming will be delayed.”
South Yorkshire Police are currently investigating the theft, with a force spokesman saying: “Police were called at 4.30pm on Wednesday February 16 to a report of theft from vehicles in Pastures Road, Doncaster.
“Three vehicles containing props used in film and television are reported to have been broken into and a number of items stolen.
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“Officers have investigated the incident, but all existing avenues of investigation have now been exhausted. The case has been closed pending further investigative leads.”
Netflix also gave the description of the items to the Journal of the Antiques Trade in the hope that buyers can identify the stolen items and help the streaming platform recover them.
The crownSet designer Alison Harvey told the Gazette that the items have “limited resale value”, but highlighted their value as historic pieces in the UK film industry.
film for The crown has been in the works for a few months now and is expected to feature the breakdown of the relationship between Prince Charles and Princess Diana.
The crown season 5 will air in November 2022, while seasons 1-4 are now streaming on Netflix. Seasons 1-3 are also available on DVD and Blu-Ray.
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