Filming of The Crown gets under way in Scotland

The residents of Macduff have gathered near the harbour hoping to spot the celebrities at work.

Filming of the new series of The Crown has got under way in a small town in Aberdeenshire.

The crew were spotted at Macduff Harbour on Monday.

A new cast is set to make their debuts as members of the royal family.

Imelda Staunton, 65, steps into the role of Queen Elizabeth II, which was previously played by Claire Foy and then Olivia Colman, who made her debut as the monarch in the third series, which launched on the platform in November 2019.

Dominic West is taking over from Josh O’Connor as the Prince of Wales, while Elizabeth Debicki will star as Princess Diana, replacing Emma Corrin.

Lesley Manville will take over the role of Princess Margaret from Helena Bonham Carter, Jonathan Pryce will replace Tobias Menzies as the Duke of Edinburgh and Jonny Lee Miller will debut as Prime Minister Sir John Major.

The fifth and sixth instalments will bring the drama into the 21st century.

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