The REAL life locations for The Crown series six… from a remote Scottish castle that doubles as Balmoral to the bustling streets of Barcelona that was setting for Diana’s tragic death in Paris

After seven years, the Netflix drama documenting the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II will come to an end.

The hit show’s sixth and last series will bring the drama to an end, but won’t quite finish the story, ending in 2005 rather than the present day.

Part one will be released on the streaming service on November 16 and debut the first four episodes, focusing on Diana, Princess of Wales, her relationship with Dodi Fayed and ultimately her death. 

The show will then take a hiatus of nearly a month before releasing its final six episodes on December 14. These episodes are set to cover the blossoming courtship of Prince William and Kate Middleton, and the marriage of then Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles. 

Following the formula of previous seasons, the cast for Season 6 remains much the same as for Season 5: the Queen is played by Imelda Staunton, the Duke of Edinburgh by Jonathan Pryce, Charles by Dominic West, and Diana by Elizabeth Debicki. 

Balmoral imagined in the trailer for The Crown season six

Balmoral has been owned by the British royal family since 1852 when it was privately purchased by Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria

Balmoral has been owned by the British royal family since 1852 when it was privately purchased by Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria

Joining the cast as William will be Rufus Kampa (for the younger scenes), Ed McVey (for older), and Meg Bellamy as Kate. There will also be flashback scenes involving past cast members, including former Queens Claire Foy and Olivia Colman.

Then there are the locations over which around 75 per cent of the filming takes place. 

From a variety of stately homes mimicking the royal castles, to the creative use of foreign sites throughout the London streets, these are some of the real filming locations used for season six of The Crown.

Ardverikie Estate as Balmoral Castle

The Ardverikie Estate in Inverness, Scotland, has been the backdrop for Balmoral Castle – the Queen’s Scottish residence – in several series of The Crown.

In first look images of the new season, a young Prince Charles can be seen with his two young sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, as they hike along the Scottish Highlands, in a recreation of real life scenes.

Balmoral has been owned by the British royal family since 1852 when it was privately purchased by Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria. To this day, it is their private property and not part of the Crown. 

Ardverikie Estate in Inverness-shire, Scotland has been used as the backdrop for Balmoral

Ardverikie Estate in Inverness-shire, Scotland has been used as the backdrop for Balmoral

In first look images of the new season, a young Prince Charles can be seen with his two young sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, as they hike along the Scottish Highlands

In first look images of the new season, a young Prince Charles can be seen with his two young sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, as they hike along the Scottish Highlands

Meanwhile, Ardverikie Estate – a 19th-century house also made famous in the BBC series Monarch of the Glen – has become the perfect alternative to the royal estate.

Among its royal-like features, Scottish baronial architecture stands strong including regal-looking château-inspired ‘pepper pot’ turrets.

In Monarch of the Glen, the house was called Glenbogle.

Barcelona as Paris 

Australian actor Elizabeth Debicki has been spotted filming for the Netflix series in Barcelona.

It is thought that Debicki, who plays Diana, has been shooting scenes of the Princess’s tragic final days.

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

In images captured from filming, the Australian wore the same outfit the late Princess of Wales was spotted wearing in CCTV footage in a lift at the Ritz Hotel just hours before she and her partner Dodi Al-Fayed died in a car crash on 31 August 1997.

Debicki was spotted in the back of a car with Khalid Abdalla, 40, who plays Egyptian film producer Dodi, during production.

Australian actor Elizabeth Debicki spotted filming for the Netflix series in Barcelona

Australian actor Elizabeth Debicki spotted filming for the Netflix series in Barcelona

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

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

It is thought that Debicki, who plays Diana, has been shooting scenes of the Princess's tragic final days

It is thought that Debicki, who plays Diana, has been shooting scenes of the Princess’s tragic final days

The Australian wore the same outfit the late Princess of Wales was spotted wearing in CCTV footage in a lift at the Ritz Hotel just hours before she and her partner Dodi Al-Fayed died in a car crash on 31 August 1997.

The Australian wore the same outfit the late Princess of Wales was spotted wearing in CCTV footage in a lift at the Ritz Hotel just hours before she and her partner Dodi Al-Fayed died in a car crash on 31 August 1997.

Dartmouth House as the Hotel in Paris

To depict the Hotel Ritz in Paris, the last destination of Diana and Dodi, filming was shot at Dartmouth House, a Grade II Georgian building on Mayfair’s Charles Street, now home to the English Speaking Union.

In images captured from outside the building, Debicki can be seen in the same grey suit that Diana wore hours before her death.

Scenes show her leaving the portrayed French hotel and heading for the Mercedes-Benz involved in the accident. 

It’s thought the scene will be used as the night of the crash, as Debicki is seen wearing a blazer similar to what the late Princess wore that day.

Netflix insists that viewers will not see the crash itself.

To depict the Hotel Ritz in Paris, the last destination of Diana and Dodi, filming was shot at Dartmouth House in Mayfair

To depict the Hotel Ritz in Paris, the last destination of Diana and Dodi, filming was shot at Dartmouth House in Mayfair

In images captured from outside the building, Debicki can be seen in the same grey suit that Diana wore hours before her death

In images captured from outside the building, Debicki can be seen in the same grey suit that Diana wore hours before her death

It's thought the scene will be used as the night of the crash, as Debicki is seen wearing a blazer similar to what the late Princess wore that day

It’s thought the scene will be used as the night of the crash, as Debicki is seen wearing a blazer similar to what the late Princess wore that day

Handout CCTV footage showing Diana, Princess of Wales with Dodi Fayed inside the Ritz Hotel the evening before they died

Handout CCTV footage showing Diana, Princess of Wales with Dodi Fayed inside the Ritz Hotel the evening before they died

Canary Wharf as Canada 

Canary Wharf was transformed into Canada earlier this year as Dominic West followed in his on-screen character King Charles’s footsteps to film series six of The Crown – just days after the real-life monarch visited the area to carry out a royal engagement.

West, 53, arrived in character to film scenes as Charles in the final season of the hit Netflix show, which covers events from the late 1990s and early 2000s. 

It is unclear what event the cast were filming, but signs held by extras and the number plates on the cars suggested it was a scene set in Canada.

The actor, who played King Charles in series five and will resume his role in series six, had his hair parted in the style of the King and wore a camel coat as he stepped out of a car with blacked-out windows to screams from extras on set, before walking into One Canada Square in character.

A video from Reuters showed the scene being filmed while also capturing a shot of the actor playing Prince Harry in series six.

Canary Wharf transformed into a Canadian city as extras transformed into 1990s royal fans welcoming King Charles to the area in scenes in series six of The Crown

Canary Wharf transformed into a Canadian city as extras transformed into 1990s royal fans welcoming King Charles to the area in scenes in series six of The Crown

Footage showed Dominic West stepping out of a car in character as King Charles as the crowd roared

Dominic West as King Charles

Footage showed Dominic West stepping out of a car in character as King Charles as the crowd roared 

The set recreated a motorcade used during the visit to Canada to transport the King, who was the Prince of Wales at the time

The set recreated a motorcade used during the visit to Canada to transport the King, who was the Prince of Wales at the time

A clip of the set showed an actor who appeared to be playing Prince Harry inside the lobby of One Canada Square

A clip of the set showed an actor who appeared to be playing Prince Harry inside the lobby of One Canada Square

Canary Wharf as Chicago 

The famous City district of Canary Wharf was once again transformed for the final season of the show as it became 1990s Chicago.

Images and video taken on set revealed office workers watching on in awe as they saw a replica of the US Presidential motorcade whizz through the streets in east London.

For the scenes a slew of suited extras descended on Canary Wharf to recreate a journey undertaken by the US President.

Given the time period that The Crown is expected to cover during its final series, the scene will likely cover the Presidency of Bill Clinton, who was elected in 1993.

As ever the Presidential motorcade was formed by several protective cars and bikes, with the famous politician’s Cadillac driving along in the middle.

Princess Diana previously visited Chicago in 1996, 14 months before her death.

The famous City district of Canary Wharf was once again transformed for the final season of the show as it became 1990s Chicago

The famous City district of Canary Wharf was once again transformed for the final season of the show as it became 1990s Chicago

For the scenes a slew of suited extras descended on Canary Wharf to recreate a journey undertaken by the US President

For the scenes a slew of suited extras descended on Canary Wharf to recreate a journey undertaken by the US President

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