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The Crown is already filming again days after the Queen’s death

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The Crown has resumed production after a one-day pause in its filming schedule observed out of respect for the late Queen Elizabeth II.

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The show was filming its sixth season for Netflix when news broke of the Queen’s sudden death on September 8, 2022 prompting questions about the royal drama’s future.

Some fans feared the show would be cancelled in the wake of the monumental royal loss, while others insisted there was no reason Her Majesty’s death should affect the series.

Showrunner Peter Morgan put speculation to rest soon after when he told Deadline: “The Crown is a love letter to her and I’ve nothing to add for now, just silence and respect. I expect we will stop filming out of respect too.”

But fans who expected lengthy delays to The Crown’s filming schedule may be surprised the show paused production for only one day, with another planned next week.

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Imelda Staunton plays the Queen in the show’s latest seasons. (Credit: Netflix/Instagram)

A production insider told the outlet that filming would be paused “as a mark of respect” on September 8 and again on the day of the late Queen’s funeral, September 19.

Now production is back up and running according to reports, with lead actress Elizabeth Debicki said to be filming scenes based on Princess Diana’s final days.

The Australian actress has reportedly been spotted filming on of Diana’s final public appearances, a visit to the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo.

Season six has largely been filmed in Barcelona, where Elizabeth was previously photographed in costumes reminiscent of some of Diana’s most iconic outfits.

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Elizabeth Debicki has been cast as Princess Diana. (Credit: Getty)

It’s understood The Crown will tackle the difficult topic of the Princess of Wales’ tragic death in 1997, but now fans are wondering if the Queen’s death will also be acknowledged in season six.

Though the timeline won’t allow for the show to depict her passing, Twitter users speculated that one or more episodes may be dedicated to her memory.

It’s understood showrunners considered the likelihood of the Queen dying during The Crown’s run as early as 2016, when it first became a hit.

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Producer Stephen Daldry told Deadline at the time: “None of us know when that time will come but it would be right and proper to show respect to the Queen.

“It would be a simple tribute and a mark of respect. She’s a global figure and it’s what we should do.”

The Crown has been nominated for several Emmys for its dramatized depiction of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, including the many stories and scandals of her immediate royal family.

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