No Filming on Empires Land


According to the BBC the Queen of England isn’t such a fan of Star Wars.

It has emerged that a Star Wars request to film on land owned by Queen Elizabeth II was all out rejected. The Crown Estate snubbed the film franchise when it asked to film scenes at Windsor Great Park in Berkshire.

A spokesperson for the estate told the BBC they were not swayed by star stature or Hollywood glamour, saying: “Our head isn’t turned by star names or star films.”

The Crown Estate’s head of commercial operations, Nick Day, said the proposed scenes were not suitable for the park but did not reveal the particular Star Wars film being proposed.

 “Star Wars was just such a huge thing that the risk for the park was just too great,” he told the corporation.

“The location they were interested in wasn’t suitable for large numbers of people in there.“Our priority is to maintain and protect Windsor Great Park and we can facilitate film crews if we’re sure the risk to the park is minimal.

“But Star Wars is a huge machine, and there’s also massive outside interest in those sort of things. It wasn’t right for here.”

Written: JW, Editor