Windsor ablaze again: The Crown recreates most famous moment of The Queen’s ‘annus horribilis’ when 15-hour fire tore through the castle in November 1992 after a faulty spotlight set alight a curtain next to the altar in Queen Victoria’s private chapel
- Scenes were recorded at Burghley House, near Stamford, Lincolnshire this week
- Exclusive pictures show the building in ‘flames’ as fire crews work to battle blaze
- Imelda Staunton, replacing Olivia Colman, arrived to the set in a Range Rover
- The Queen was not staying at Windsor when the original fire broke out in 1992
The devastating fire at Windsor Castle was just one of the challenges faced by the Royal Family in its ‘annus horribilis’.
And it appears that historic moment has been recreated for the next instalment of The Crown.
Exclusive pictures obtained by the Daily Mail show ‘flames’ ripping through a building standing in for the Queen’s Berkshire residence as the fire service battles to put them out.
The scenes, from the fifth series of the Netflix drama, were shot at Burghley House near Stamford in Lincolnshire this week.
The fire broke out in November 1992 in Queen Victoria’s private chapel after a faulty spotlight set alight a curtain next to the altar.
The blaze burned for 15 hours and destroyed 115 rooms, including nine State Rooms.
The Queen was not staying at Windsor at the time but she arrived after the blaze began.
The scenes, from the fifth series of the Netflix drama, were shot at Burghley House near Stamford in Lincolnshire this week (pictured)
The fire (pictured) broke out in November 1992 in Queen Victoria’s private chapel after a faulty spotlight set alight a curtain next to the altar
Pictures taken on set appear to show Imelda Staunton, who has replaced Olivia Colman as the monarch, arriving at the castle in a Range Rover.
The photos also showed artwork and furniture stacked outside the castle after being saved.
It has not yet been confirmed what exact storylines the final two series will follow, but it is believed that the show will continue to focus on the breakdown of Charles and Diana’s marriage.
Dominic West, 51, will play the prince and Elizabeth Debicki, 31, has replaced Emma Corrin as Diana.
The drama could also focus on the separation of Prince Andrew from Sarah Ferguson and Princess Anne’s divorce from Mark Phillips, which all happened in 1992.
The Crown series five will be released in November next year.
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