Own a piece of royal history: Netflix show The Crown is auctioning off props including the world's only copy of the Gold State Coach
by: Hani Kamal El-Din
More than 400 costumes, props and sets made for the Crown are set to be sold at auction next year.
The popular Netflix show aired the first half of its sixth and final season on Thursday, focusing on the period from Diana’s death in 1997 up until Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles ‘ wedding in 2005, and fans will soon have the chance to get their hands on memorable items such as Diana’s ‘revenge’ dress and the Queen Mother ‘s swizzle stick.
Highlights include a fiberglass replica of Westminster Abbey’s coronation chair, estimated at £20,000, and the world’s only copy of the Gold State Coach for £50,000.
Fans can also buy the front door to Number 10 – complete with lantern railings and boot scrapers – for around £30,000, or the replica wrought-iron Buckingham Palace gates for as much as £8,000.
The show has been praised for the authenticity of the props and backdrops it has used since first premiering on our screens in 2016.
Charlie Thomas, Bonhams UK group director for house sales and private and iconic collections, said: ‘The iconic costumes, props and set pieces from The Crown are extensively researched and made with truly impressive attention to detail by master craftspeople.
‘Not only is this an incredible opportunity to own pieces from the landmark show, it is also the closest anyone can come to owning the real thing – be it the facade of 10 Downing Street or Princess Diana’s engagement ring.’
According to the show’s co-founder and executive producer Andy Harris, the Crown had used more than 2,500 sets and filled 18 shipping containers at the Elstree studios in Hertfordshire with props and costumes.