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Empire strikes back: Star Wars request to film on Queen's estate refused

* SW1-Snubbed.jpgThe Queen might have made an apparent reference to Star Wars in her 2015 Christmas address but that does not mean she was willing for the epic film series to use her land. 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."

12th October 2017

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