The final series of The Crown has debuted on Netflix, following the Royal family into the late 1990s and beyond. Viewers will see Princess Diana’s courtship with Dodi Al-Fayed, her inevitable, tragic death, and William and Kate’s early relationship.
Reviews have not been particularly kind to the programme. This newspaper gave the series two stars, citing its “real contempt” for the family and lack of fun. While previous series have been met with praise for their sensitive depictions of wartime Britain, the sixth has been met with some cynicism. Regardless, many will be keen to see the depictions of our most modern royals – especially as the repercussions of its events continue to reverberate today.
One of the most captivating parts of The Crown has always been the locations. From gilded dining halls to vast country estates, the setting of the drama has commanded attention. These are the locations used in series six of The Crown – and how to visit them.
On screen: St George’s Chapel, Windsor
In reality: York Minster
St George’s Chapel has a storied history among the royals. It’s a place of worship, used by the family and the community. It’s also a place of burial, and one of remembrance – many royals have been interred here, including the late queen. But its replacement in The Crown is equally important in British history. Built between the 13th and 15th centuries, the Gothic cathedral is the resting place of Harold Godwinson, among earlier kings of Northumberland.