The Crown’s Khalid Abdalla is seen on set as Princess Diana’s lover Dodi Fayed

The Crown’s Khalid Abdalla is seen on set as Princess Diana’s tragic lover Dodi Fayed with Erin Richards as ex-girlfriend Kelly Fisher in Mallorca – after filming resumes following the death of Queen Elizabeth II

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The Crown‘s Khalid Abdalla was seen on set as Princess Diana‘s tragic lover Dodi Fayed, after filming was paused for a day following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

The actor was joined on set by co-star Erin Richards who plays his ex-girlfriend Kelly Fisher as they boarded a yacht in Mallorca on Sunday.

Filming for the sixth and final season has now resumed after bosses confirmed that they were briefly suspending production as a mark of respect after Buckingham Palace announced the Queen’s passing. 

Production: The Crown's Khalid Abdalla (pictured) was seen on set as Princess Diana's tragic lover Dodi Fayed

Role: Businessman Dodi Fayed pictured in August 1997

Production: The Crown’s Khalid Abdalla (left) was seen on set as Princess Diana’s tragic lover Dodi Fayed (right), after filming was paused for a day following the death of Queen Elizabeth II

Khalid and Kelly appear opposite Elizabeth Debicki, who is taking on the role of Princess Diana in the series. 

He channeled the 90s in a black and white patterned shirt that was paired with some cream coloured baggy chinos and tan sliders. 

Erin was seen wrapped up in a dressing gown whilst they boarded boat before changing into a stylish jumpsuit and beige blazer. 

On set: The actor was joined on set by co-star Erin Richards (pictured) who plays his ex-girlfriend Kelly Fisher as they boarded a yacht in Mallorca

Ex: Model Kelly Fisher pictured in August 1997

On set: The actor was joined on set by co-star Erin Richards (left) who plays his ex-girlfriend Kelly Fisher (right) as they boarded a yacht in Mallorca

It's back: Filming for the sixth and final season has now resumed after bosses confirmed that they were briefly suspending production as a mark of respect for the Queen

It’s back: Filming for the sixth and final season has now resumed after bosses confirmed that they were briefly suspending production as a mark of respect for the Queen

Chic: Erin later changed into a stylish jumpsuit and beige blazer

Chic: Erin later changed into a stylish jumpsuit and beige blazer

Dodi and Diana were photographed enjoying each other’s company on his boat, named ‘Cujo’, in July 1997, just weeks before their deaths in a Paris car crash on August 31st the same year. 

In May 2020, Fayed’s original yacht was sold for £171,000, with some observers telling The Sunday Express that the bid was surprisingly low, sparking fears that the memory of Diana was ‘fading’.

Royal author Margaret Holder, who penned Diana: The Caring Princess, a look at the Princess of Wales’ life published in 1999, said she felt it was: ‘a shame that this historic boat didn’t attract a higher bid as a remarkable souvenir of the last days of Diana’s life.’ 

Recreation: Dodi and Diana were photographed enjoying each other's company on his boat, named 'Cujo', in July 1997, just weeks before their deaths

Recreation: Dodi and Diana were photographed enjoying each other’s company on his boat, named ‘Cujo’, in July 1997, just weeks before their deaths

Relaxing: Erin wrapped up warm in a white dressing gown while Khalid wore a black and white pattered shirt

Filming: The duo were deep in conversation

Relaxing: Erin wrapped up warm in a white dressing gown while Khalid wore a black and white pattered shirt 

Working: Khalid channeled the 90s his vintage ensemble as he took a lunch break on set

Working: Khalid channeled the 90s his vintage ensemble as he took a lunch break on set 

Stunning: Erin's hair was styled in a voluminous cropped do

Comfy: She slipped her feet into a pair of sliders

 Stunning: Erin’s hair was styled in a voluminous cropped do 

Busy: Erin shielded her eyes with a pair of tortoiseshell sunglasses as a crew member held her umbrella

Busy: Erin shielded her eyes with a pair of tortoiseshell sunglasses as a crew member held her umbrella 

At sea: Erin put on a polished display as she rode the boat with a French flag blowing in the breeze

In character: The Welsh actress looked deep in thought

At sea: Erin put on a polished display as she rode the boat with a French flag blowing in the breeze

She added she felt it was surprising that royal fans did not pay more for the historical memorabilia. ‘Not long ago one could have expected a bidding war between wealthy Diana fans,’ she said. 

‘I hope this isn’t a sign that memories of her unique allure are fading,’ she added.

Diana was famously photographed kissing Dodi on the vessel’s deck and sunbathing on his father’s yacht’s diving board that same summer.

Catching up: Last week, it was revealed that filming for The Crown been suspended for one day as a 'mark of respect to the late monarch'

Catching up: Last week, it was revealed that filming for The Crown been suspended for one day as a ‘mark of respect to the late monarch’

Schedule change: Filming will also not take place on the day of the Queen's funeral

Schedule change: Filming will also not take place on the day of the Queen’s funeral

The boat was used by Dodi as the venue for lavish parties in the South of France, mainly in St Tropez.

Last week, it was revealed that filming for The Crown been suspended for one day as a ‘mark of respect to the late monarch’, who passed away aged 96 on Thursday afternoon at Balmoral Castle.

Filming will also not take place on the day of the Queen’s funeral.  

In a move that could be branded insensitive by fans, when the cast and crew return they will be covering Princess Diana’s death in 1997 and the Queen could be seen in mourning clothes.

Lavish: The pair looked out to sea and soaked up the incredible scenery

Lavish: The pair looked out to sea and soaked up the incredible scenery

Getting ready: Erin was pictured having her hair and makeup touched up

Touch up: A makeup artist was seen applying lipstick

Getting ready: Erin was pictured having her hair and makeup touched up 

Glowing: Erin looked stunning as she got into character

Glowing: Erin looked stunning as she got into character

Lifestyle: The boat was used by Dodi as the venue for lavish parties in the South of France, mainly in St Tropez

Lifestyle: The boat was used by Dodi as the venue for lavish parties in the South of France, mainly in St Tropez

Final days: A snap of Diana and Dodi enjoying each other's company on his father's yacht Jonikal (now called the Sokar) in St Tropez in the summer of 1997 is one of the last ever taken of the pair

Final days: A snap of Diana and Dodi enjoying each other’s company on his father’s yacht Jonikal (now called the Sokar) in St Tropez in the summer of 1997 is one of the last ever taken of the pair

The potentially controversial scenes will be filmed while the nation comes to grips with the loss of their late Queen during a 10 day mourning period which will end with a state funeral.

On Thursday, star Imelda Staunton, who is playing an older version of Her Majesty in the Netflix series following predecessors Claire Foy and Olivia Colman, was seen in character as she prepared to leave the set.

A scene covering Princess Diana‘s tragic death in Paris in August 1997 was scheduled to be filmed on Friday in Barcelona, Spain.

Stylish: Khalid paired the statement shirt with some cream chinos

Stylish: Khalid paired the statement shirt with some cream chinos 

Careful: Erin was helped out of one boat by staff as she made her way on to the jetty

Careful: Erin was helped out of one boat by staff as she made her way on to the jetty

Replica: In May 2020, Fayed's original yacht was sold for £171,000, with some observers telling The Sunday Express that the bid was surprisingly low

Replica: In May 2020, Fayed’s original yacht was sold for £171,000, with some observers telling The Sunday Express that the bid was surprisingly low

As series five of the drama is set to air this autumn, filming for the sixth series is well underway with Elizabeth taking on the role of the late Princess of Wales alongside Imelda as the late Queen Elizabeth II. 

However,  SER Cataluny reported scenes that would cover Princess Diana’s death in August 1997 were being suspended following the death of Her Majesty.

A Netflix spokesperson said: ‘As a mark of respect, filming on The Crown was suspended today. Filming will also be suspended on the day of Her Majesty The Queen’s funeral.’

Netflix had reportedly devised a plan, also named Operation London Bridge like the official funeral plan for the Queen, to outline what the production company for The Crown would do in the event of her passing.

Taking a break: The area surrounding the set in Puerto de Andratx was taped off to the public

Taking a break: The area surrounding the set in Puerto de Andratx was taped off to the public

Upcoming: As series five of the drama is set to air this autumn, filming for the sixth series is well underway

Upcoming: As series five of the drama is set to air this autumn, filming for the sixth series is well underway

Pause: However, SER Cataluny reported scenes that would cover Princess Diana's death in August 1997 were being suspended following the death of Her Majesty

Pause: However, SER Cataluny reported scenes that would cover Princess Diana’s death in August 1997 were being suspended following the death of Her Majesty

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