It wasn’t exactly a royal heist.
According to South Yorkshire Police and Netflix, more than 200 antique props used during the filming of the fifth season of “The Crown” were stolen from vehicles in Doncaster, in the north of England, last week.
The props have a combined value of about $200,000 and include a replica Fabergé egg, several sets of silver and gold candlesticks, a William IV grandfather clock dial, a 10-piece silver dressing table set and crystal glassware and carafes, according to a report. in the Antiques Trade Gazette.
“The stolen items are not necessarily in the best condition and therefore of limited resale value,” Alison Harvey, the series set designer for the fifth season of “The Crown,” told the publication. “However, they are valuable as pieces to the British film industry.”
In a statement, Netflix, which streams the hit drama about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, confirmed that the antiques had been stolen and expressed hope that they would be found and returned.