It is a scene of celebration and harmony, which is a far cry from the recent turmoil of the Royal Family caused by the rift with Prince Harry.
But hit Netflix series The Crown has been spotted recreating scenes of the Queen’s Golden Wedding celebrations in a new film shoot.
A picture of the shoot, filmed in Greenwich in south London, shows a whole host of top members of the Royal Family gathered together at the celebrations that took place in 1997.
The picture provides the first look at the new Harry, with the actor playing the part still to be identified.
The Duke of Edinburgh, played by Jonathan Pryce, is shown waving towards the cameras as the Queen, played by Imelda Staunton, wearing a striking blue outfit, looks on smiling.
The Crown’s Imelda Staunton (pictured left) was pictured dressed as Queen Elizabeth II (pictured right, with Prince Philip) on the set of the sixth and last series of the popular Netflix drama
Imelda was pictured alongside the other cast members portraying members of The Firm – including Dominic West as Prince Charles (pictured right), Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret (pictured dressed in blue, centre) and Marcia Warren as the Queen Mother (pictured centre right, front)
Also in the picture are Princess Anne, played by Claudia Harrison, next to the Queen, in a lilac coat and hat. Prince Charles, who is portrayed by Dominic West, stands next to Marcia Warren in the role of the Queen Mother.
Prince William, played by Ed McVey, is seen waving as the actors playing Prince Edward and Prince Andrew are shown at the back of the group, alongside Anne’s husband Sir Tim Laurence.
As part of the Golden Wedding anniversary celebrations, the Queen and Prince Philip attended a lunch at Banqueting House in London. At the event the Queen gave a speech in which she looked back at a ‘remarkable fifty years’.
The day after Prince Philip died the Royal Family shared the Queen’s tribute to her husband that she gave as part of their Golden Wedding celebrations in 1997.
In 2021 the family tweeted a picture of the couple with the quote: ‘He has, quite simply, been my strength and stay all these years, and I, and his whole family, and this and many other countries, owe him a debt greater than he would ever claim, or we shall ever know.’
Imelda, 67, who is the latest and final actress to play the late monarch in the controversial hit show, wore a vibrant blue coat and matching hat while filming the recent scenes.
Her late Majesty sported a very similar ensemble to her and Prince Philip’s Thanksgiving service for their 50th wedding anniversary.
The event on November 20, 1997, marked the first time the Royal Family had appeared at the Westminster Abbey in London, since the funeral of Princess Diana in September that year.
Pictured left to right: Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip, Ed McVey as Prince William, an actor thought to be portraying Prince Harry, Claudia Harrison as Princess Anne, Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret, Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II, Marcia Warren as the Queen Mother and Dominic West as Prince Charles
The Queen Mother and a then Prince Charles at the Thanksgiving service, pictured left. Charles was joined by his sons Princes William and Harry, as well as Prince Andrew and Princess Beatrice, pictured right
Princess Margaret, the Queen Mother, Princess Anne and Sir Timothy Laurence at the Westminster Abbey service in London in 1997
Imelda (pictured with her cast members), 67, who is the latest and final actress to play the late monarch in the controversial hit show, wore a vibrant blue coat and matching hat while filming scenes in Greenwich on Friday
Got the giggles! Claudia Harrison as Princess Anne and Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret couldn’t help but share a laugh between scenes
There she is: Imelda’s hair had been styled into the Queen’s signature curls and was held in place with a blue hat. Pictured, some of The Crown cast members
It’s thought the young actors in these images, pictured centre and right, were portraying Princes William and Harry in the sixth season
Fans are eagerly awaiting the release of The Crown’s final series later this year, with the show already courting controversy as it plans to depict the tragic death of Princess Diana.
The scenes filmed recently are expected to form part of last season, which is reportedly set to be released later in 2023.
Imelda Staunton will reprise her role as Queen Elizabeth II, with Jonathan Pryce playing her husband Prince Philip.
Elizabeth Debicki will once again appear as Princess Diana in the build-up to her death, while Dominic West plays Prince Charles.
Series five of The Crown has been subject to plenty of criticism due to the touchy topic of Charles and his marriage to Diana, following its release on Netflix in November.
Many argued that filming scenes leading up to Princess Diana’s death in Paris were insensitive – as well as the series going ahead with its launch not long after the Queen’s death in September last year.
Focusing heavily on the fallout between Princess Diana, played by Debicki and King Charles (then Prince of Wales) as portrayed by West, the new series showcased a number of low points for the royals.
Among them were Charles and Diana’s marriage breakdown, the late royal’s controversial Panorama interview and the notorious ‘tampongate’ phone call between the King and Queen Consort, then Camilla.
Claudia Harrison (pictured centre) as Princess Anne donned a purple coat dress and a matching hat with knee-high boots. The look is very similar to the one donned by The Princess Royal at the time
Imelda as the Queen and Jonathan as Prince Philip walk towards their co-stars who are lined up in front of a crowd waving Union Jack flags
Vibrant: The Queen Mother actress, Marcia Warren, donned a lilac dress and matching hat to channel the Queen Mother’s ensemble in 1997
Crowds are seen lining up to get a view of the The Crown’s Royal Family in scenes filmed recently in Greenwich
The event on November 20, 1997, marked the first time the Royal Family had appeared at the Westminster Abbey in London, since the funeral of Princess Diana in September that year. Pictured, some of the stars of The Crown filming series six in Greenwich
The actors portraying Princes William and Harry are seen leaving a car while filming recently
Acting royalty Dame Judi Dench, who is close to King Charles and Camilla, has accused the programme of being ‘crude and hurtful’.
Dame Judi, 87, who has played Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria, told The Times the series risked damaging the monarchy. The Oscar-winning actress blamed it for ‘crude sensationalism’ and blurring fact and fiction.
Former Prime Minister Sir John Major criticised a scene in a previous season which shows him having a conversation with then Prince Charles about the possibility of the Queen abdicating as ‘malicious nonsense’.
However, The Crown star Gillian Anderson, who played Margaret Thatcher in series four, hit back at the comments – and argues that the series could have been far more damaging.
Speaking to The Daily Mail’s Richard Eden, Gillian said: ‘There’s a lot of researchers involved, and a lot of people checking and double-checking and triple-checking.
‘There’s a lot that has not been written about that could be written about. And if you knew the difference in those, you’d see there is a great deal of kindness and restraint.’
She added: ‘At the end of the day, there are incredibly compassionate and well-rounded takes on human beings.
‘And what you’re left with is properly, maturely drawn, complex characters. And there’s a lot that’s in there that one has to say, ‘If you didn’t do it, we wouldn’t be writing about it’.’
Dominic West as Prince Charles leads the two actors thought to be playing the royal’s sons while filming season six
Ready and waiting: Union Jacks are waved by people in the crowd who line up to catch a view of The Crown’s actors
It is thought today’s scenes (pictured) will form part of The Crown’s final series, which is expected to be released later in 2023
Imelda Staunton will reprise her role as Queen Elizabeth II, with Jonathan Pryce playing her husband Prince Philip. Pictured, a crowd of people waiting for the actors in Greenwich
Fans are eagerly awaiting the release of The Crown’s final series later this year. Pictured, some of the cast filming scenes for the season
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