EXC: The Crown’s Elizabeth Debicki resumes filming Princess Diana’s Bosnia visit after Queen’s death


The Crown has already resumed production on its sixth and final series in Barcelona after filming was paused for a single day following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

Elizabeth Debicki, who is taking on the role of Princess Diana, was seen filming one of the late royals’ final public appearances, when she visited the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo, just four days after work on the series was paused following the monarch’s passing.

On Friday, The Crown bosses confirmed that they were briefly suspending filming as a mark of respect after Buckingham Palace announced the Queen’s passing, but they have quickly got back to work on the show, after pausing production for just a single day.

Transformed: Star Elizabeth Debicki was spotted filming scenes for Princess Diana's 1997 visit to Bosnia (pictured)

Back to work: The Crown has resumed production on its sixth and final series in Barcelona (left), recreating Princess Diana’s 1997 visit to Bosnia (right) after filming was paused for just one day following the death of Queen Elizabeth II

No doubt The Crown is adhering to a strict filming schedule to ensure its sixth and final series is released by Netflix on time, having been pushed back by its day-long pause in the wake of The Queen’s passing.

Recreating Diana’s look from her Bosnia visit to promote the Landmine Survivors Network, Elizabeth donned a pale pink shirt and black trousers as she spoke to staff at the event.

The actress carried a bouquet of flowers as she met those who had lost loved ones due to the deadly weapons, having been an avid campaigner to abolish them throughout her life.  

According to the BBC, The Princess spoke for 45 minutes with Franjo Kresic, a former soldier who lost his leg in a mine blast during the country’s three-year war, which took place from 1992 to 1995.

Sad appearance: Elizabeth Debicki, who is taking on the role of Princess Diana, was seen filming one of the late royals' final public appearances, when she visited the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo, less than a month before her death

Sad appearance: Elizabeth Debicki, who is taking on the role of Princess Diana, was seen filming one of the late royals’ final public appearances, when she visited the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo, less than a month before her death

Insightful: In 1997 Diana paid a visit to the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo to speak with people who were the victims of land mines, that had remained buried in the country during its three-year war

Insightful: In 1997 Diana paid a visit to the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo to speak with people who were the victims of land mines, that had remained buried in the country during its three-year war

On a deadline: No doubt The Crown is adhering to a strict filming schedule to ensure its sixth and final series is released by Netflix on time

Delayed: Work on the show has been pushed back by its day-long pause in the wake of The Queen's passing

On a deadline: No doubt The Crown is adhering to a strict filming schedule to ensure its sixth and final series is released by Netflix on time, having been pushed back by its day-long pause in the wake of The Queen’s passing

Relaxed: Recreating Diana's look from her Bosnia visit to promote the Landmine Survivors Network, Elizabeth donned a pale pink shirt and black trousers as she spoke to staff at the event

Relaxed: Recreating Diana’s look from her Bosnia visit to promote the Landmine Survivors Network, Elizabeth donned a pale pink shirt and black trousers as she spoke to staff at the event

Stunning: The actress carried a bouquet of flowers to recreate the moment the Princess met those who had been injured by the deadly land mines

Important: She was an avid campaigner to abolish them throughout her life

Stunning: The actress carried a bouquet of flowers to recreate the moment the Princess met those who had been injured by the deadly land mines, having been an avid campaigner to abolish them throughout her life

On hold: It comes after The Crown paused filming for a day as a mark of respect, after Buckingham Palace announced the death of Queen Elizabeth II (pictured in 1999) on Thursday

On hold: It comes after The Crown paused filming for a day as a mark of respect, after Buckingham Palace announced the death of Queen Elizabeth II (pictured in 1999) on Thursday  

She also visited the homes of land mine victims and met local disability groups and rehabilitation specialists.  

The Princess’ trip to Bosnia was organised by The Land Mines Survivors’ Network, a group founded in 1995 by two American victims of land mines, Ken Rutherford and Jerry White, and as part of the visit, the Princess made a surprise visit to the Suljkanovic family in their modest home in the small village of Dobrnja near Tuzla.

Several weeks earlier, the father of the family, Muhamed Suljkanovic, had lost both his feet after stepping on a land mine in the forest outside his house, a remnant of Bosnia’s three-year war, and his wife recalled Diana brought him some cake for his birthday. 

Spitting image: Once again Elizabeth was the spitting image of the Princess in her final months

Sad time; The Princess Of Wales (pictured) was tragically killed in a car crash in Paris at the age of 36 just weeks after her Bosnia visit

Spitting image: Once again Elizabeth (left) was the spitting image of the Princess in her final months (right), before she was tragically killed in a car crash in Paris at the age of 36

Remote: A rural part of Barcelona acted as a substitute for Bosnia during the latest round of filming for The Crown's sixth series. Series five is due to be released on Netflix in November

Remote: A rural part of Barcelona acted as a substitute for Bosnia during the latest round of filming for The Crown’s sixth series. Series five is due to be released on Netflix in November 

Historic: According to the BBC, The Princess spoke for 45 minutes with Franjo Kresic, a former soldier who lost his leg in a mine blast

Never forget: The land mines were a remnant of Bosnia's three-year war, which took place from 1992 to 1995

Historic: According to the BBC, The Princess spoke for 45 minutes with Franjo Kresic, a former soldier who lost his leg in a mine blast during the country’s three-year war, which took place from 1992 to 1995 (Elizabeth is pictured during filming)

Just weeks after Diana’s visit, the family were devastated to learn the Princess had been killed in a car accident in Paris, but were stunned when they were giving a donation from the Royal Family, after Diana promised financial support for Muhamed for a new prosthesis, and just a couple of months after she died.

Another land mine victim, Malic Bradaric, was 13 in 1996 when he stepped one of the deadly weapons while playing in his village of Klokotnica, and the incident left him without most of his right leg.

When Diana came to visit, he said this week that he expected a royal in a shiny dress wearing a crown. Instead, she arrived on his doorstep wearing jeans and a white shirt.

Kind-hearted: Diana (pictured) also visited the homes of land mine victims and met local disability groups and rehabilitation specialists

Heartbreaking: It came after the country was utterly devastated by a three-years war, with her trip aiming to promote the Landmine Survivors Network

Heartbreaking: It came after the country was utterly devastated by a three-years war, with her trip aiming to promote the Landmine Survivors Network

On hold: On Friday it was revealed that filming for The Crown been suspended for one day as a 'mark of respect to the late monarch', who passed away aged 96 on Thursday afternoon at Balmoral Castle

On hold: On Friday it was revealed that filming for The Crown been suspended for one day as a ‘mark of respect to the late monarch’, who passed away aged 96 on Thursday afternoon at Balmoral Castle

Paused: Bosses have also confirmed that filming will not take place on the day of The Queen's funeral, Monday September 19

Paused: Bosses have also confirmed that filming will not take place on the day of The Queen’s funeral, Monday September 19

Final farewell: The country is expected to come to a standstill for The Queen's funeral, which will take place 11 days after her death on September 8

Final farewell: The country is expected to come to a standstill for The Queen’s funeral, which will take place 11 days after her death on September 8

On Friday it was revealed that filming for The Crown been suspended for one day as a ‘mark of respect to the late monarch’, who passed away aged 96 on Thursday afternoon at Balmoral Castle.

Filming will also not take place on the day of the Queen’s funeral.  

In a move that could be branded insensitive by fans, when the cast and crew return they will be covering Princess Diana’s death in 1997 and the Queen could be seen in mourning clothes.

The potentially controversial scenes will be filmed while the nation comes to grips with the loss of their late Queen during a 10 day mourning period which will end with a state funeral.

Not long now! In a move that could be branded insensitive by fans, when the cast and crew return they will be covering Princess Diana's death in 1997 and the Queen could be seen in mourning clothes

Not long now! In a move that could be branded insensitive by fans, when the cast and crew return they will be covering Princess Diana’s death in 1997 and the Queen could be seen in mourning clothes

Not yet: A scene covering Princess Diana's tragic death in Paris in August 1997 was scheduled to be filmed on Friday in Barcelona, Spain

Not yet: A scene covering Princess Diana’s tragic death in Paris in August 1997 was scheduled to be filmed on Friday in Barcelona, Spain

Anticipated: It's expected that the scenes will feature in The Crown's sixth and final series, which will take viewers up to 2003 when The Queen marked her Golden Jubilee

Anticipated: It’s expected that the scenes will feature in The Crown’s sixth and final series, which will take viewers up to 2003 when The Queen marked her Golden Jubilee

On Thursday, star Imelda Staunton, who is playing an older version of Her Majesty in the Netflix series following predecessors Claire Foy and Olivia Colman, was seen in character as she prepared to leave the set.

A scene covering Princess Diana’s tragic death in Paris in August 1997 was scheduled to be filmed on Friday in Barcelona, Spain.

As series five of the drama is set to air this autumn, filming for the sixth series is well underway with Elizabeth taking on the role of the late Princess of Wales alongside Imelda as the late Queen Elizabeth II. 

However, SER Catalunya have reported scenes that would cover Princess Diana’s death in August 1997 were being suspended following the death of Her Majesty.

In the works: As series five of the drama is set to air this autumn, filming for the sixth series is well underway with Elizabeth taking on the role of the late Princess of Wales alongside Imelda as the late Queen Elizabeth II

In the works: As series five of the drama is set to air this autumn, filming for the sixth series is well underway with Elizabeth taking on the role of the late Princess of Wales alongside Imelda as the late Queen Elizabeth II

Stopped: However, SER Catalunya have reported scenes that would cover Princess Diana's death in August 1997 were being suspended following the death of Her Majesty

Stopped: However, SER Catalunya have reported scenes that would cover Princess Diana’s death in August 1997 were being suspended following the death of Her Majesty

'Suspended': The decision not to film comes as the Netflix show announced it will also suspend filming on the day of Her Majesty's funeral

‘Suspended’: The decision not to film comes as the Netflix show announced it will also suspend filming on the day of Her Majesty’s funeral

The set, which had been built in a district of Barcelona, had been modified to resemble a Parisian street with French road signs.

A reporter for the outlet tweeted a video and photos of the set which now looks completely empty. 

The decision not to film comes as the Netflix show announced it will also suspend filming on the day of Her Majesty’s funeral. 

A Netflix spokesperson said: ‘As a mark of respect, filming on The Crown was suspended today. Filming will also be suspended on the day of Her Majesty The Queen’s funeral.’

Statement: A Netflix spokesperson said: 'As a mark of respect, filming on The Crown was suspended today. Filming will also be suspended on the day of Her Majesty The Queen's funeral'

Statement: A Netflix spokesperson said: ‘As a mark of respect, filming on The Crown was suspended today. Filming will also be suspended on the day of Her Majesty The Queen’s funeral’

Ongoing: Filming was due to start in Majorca next week and run to late October following casting for extras for the forthcoming series - but plans changed after news of the Queen's death broke

Ongoing: Filming was due to start in Majorca next week and run to late October following casting for extras for the forthcoming series – but plans changed after news of the Queen’s death broke

Filming was due to start in Majorca next week and run to late October following casting for extras for the forthcoming series – but plans changed after news of the Queen’s death broke. 

Netflix had reportedly devised a plan, also named Operation London Bridge like the official funeral plan for the Queen, to outline what the production company for The Crown would do in the event of her passing.

One of the show’s creators Stephen Daldry said when the show first premiered in 2016 the cast would likely stop production, saying: ‘It would be a simple tribute and a mark of respect. She’s a global figure and it’s what we should do.’

Arrangements: Netflix had reportedly devised a plan, also named Operation London Bridge like the official funeral plan for the Queen, to outline what the production company for The Crown would do in the event of her passing

Arrangements: Netflix had reportedly devised a plan, also named Operation London Bridge like the official funeral plan for the Queen, to outline what the production company for The Crown would do in the event of her passing

'Respect': One of the show's creators Stephen Daldry said when the show first premiered in 2016 the cast would likely stop production, saying: 'It would be a simple tribute and a mark of respect. She's a global figure and it's what we should do'

‘Respect’: One of the show’s creators Stephen Daldry said when the show first premiered in 2016 the cast would likely stop production, saying: ‘It would be a simple tribute and a mark of respect. She’s a global figure and it’s what we should do’

'Silence': Peter Morgan, writer of the drama, was quoted after news of the Queen's death was confirmed late yesterday/on Thursday as saying: 'The Crown is a love letter to her and I've nothing to add for now, just silence and respect'

‘Silence’: Peter Morgan, writer of the drama, was quoted after news of the Queen’s death was confirmed late yesterday/on Thursday as saying: ‘The Crown is a love letter to her and I’ve nothing to add for now, just silence and respect’

Where to film: Locations in Palma and Andratx are said to have been considered for the sixth series, which will cover the romance of Charles and Camilla and William's university studies

Where to film: Locations in Palma and Andratx are said to have been considered for the sixth series, which will cover the romance of Charles and Camilla and William’s university studies

Peter Morgan, writer of the drama, was quoted after news of the Queen’s death was confirmed late yesterday/on Thursday as saying: ‘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.’

Locations in Palma and Andratx are said to have been considered for the sixth series, which will cover the romance of Charles and Camilla and William’s university studies.

Part of season five of the popular series was shot on the Balearic island last year, with Sant Elm beach on the west coast and the Port of Soller among the locations where filming took place.

Picturesque: Part of season five of the popular series was shot on the Balearic island last year, with Sant Elm beach on the west coast and the Port of Soller among the locations where filming took place

Picturesque: Part of season five of the popular series was shot on the Balearic island last year, with Sant Elm beach on the west coast and the Port of Soller among the locations where filming took place



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