The Crown comes to St Albans

Filming of Netflix series The Crown at St Albans cathedral.

Filming of Netflix series The Crown at St Albans cathedral. - Credit: Archant

Camera crews, cranes and heavy goods vehicles blockaded the iconic frontage of St Albans Cathedral while filming was underway for Netflix series The Crown.

A line of beautiful period vehicles pulled up outside the entrance to the building, flanked by a green screen, during last week’s location work.

The Herts Advertiser first reported rumours the show would be filming at the cathedral a couple of days before it took place.

The Crown, which stars Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II and Matt Smith as Prince Phillip, is currently filming its second season.

The production is based at Elstree Studios, where sets for the Royal Yacht, and the famous balcony of Buckingham Palace have been erected.


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The show is due to premiere on the streaming service in November and will cover the lives of the Royal Family in the 1960s.

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