The Crown’s Lesley Manville steps off plane in Mallorca while filming scenes as Princess Margaret

The Crown’s Lesley Manville steps off private plane in Mallorca while filming scenes as Princess Margaret – after production was paused for just ONE DAY following the death of Queen Elizabeth II

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Lesley Manville was back at work filming her role as Princess Margaret on The Crown as she shot a scene on location in Mallorca on Tuesday. 

The actress, 66, cut a glamorous figure as she depicted the princess arriving by plane at Mustique airport in the Caribbean where she was known to spend a lot of time.

Lesley donned a purple long-sleeved shirt and a matching skirt for the shoot as she was seen stepping off a small private plane in a field.

Filming: Lesley Manville was back at work filming her role as Princess Margaret on The Crown as she shot a scene on location in Mallorca on Tuesday

Shoot: Lesley donned a purple long-sleeved shirt and a matching skirt for the shoot as she was seen stepping off a small private plane in a field

Filming: Lesley Manville was back at work filming her role as Princess Margaret on The Crown as she shot a scene on location in Mallorca on Tuesday

The actress’ locks were styled into an updo to mimic Margaret’s style while she also sported a pair of heels and carried a black handbag.

Lesley appeared to be joined by another actress who was dressed in a blue floral top and white trousers as they were introduced to two young women after stepping off the plane. 

The actors were joined by several crew members while a group of people who appeared to be extras were dressed in hi vis jackets. 

Lesley will be the final actress to portray Princess Margaret in The Crown, taking over the role from Helena Bonham Carter and Vanessa Kirby.

Role: On location: The actress, 66, cut a glamorous figure as she depicted the princess arriving by plane at the Mustique airport in the Caribbean where she was known to spend a lot of time (Princess Margaret pictuted in Mustique in 1985)

Role: On location: The actress, 66, cut a glamorous figure as she depicted the princess arriving by plane at the Mustique airport in the Caribbean where she was known to spend a lot of time (Princess Margaret pictuted in Mustique in 1985)

In character: The actress' locks were styled into an updo to mimic Margaret's style while she also sported a pair of heels and carried a black handbag

In character: The actress’ locks were styled into an updo to mimic Margaret’s style while she also sported a pair of heels and carried a black handbag

Co-star: Lesley appeared to be joined by another actress who was dressed in a blue floral top and white trousers

Co-star: Lesley appeared to be joined by another actress who was dressed in a blue floral top and white trousers 

At the time the role was announced, the actress gushed: ‘I could not be happier to be playing Princess Margaret. The baton is being passed on from two formidable actresses and I really don’t want to let the side down.

‘Furthermore, to play siblings with my dear friend Imelda Staunton will be nothing short of a complete joy.’

A source told The Sun: ‘Lesley is hugely respected by the creators of The Crown and was their first choice to play Princess Margaret this time.

‘They wanted a star who could tackle the difficult role of a royal entering one of the darkest periods of her life, when the Windsors faced endless scandals and she was dogged by ill health.

‘That’s why Lesley was one of the first actors they approached to join the new cast, and remains one of the few who has fully committed to The Crown.

Production: The actors were joined by several crew members while a group of people who appeared to be extras were dressed in hi-vis jackets

Production: The actors were joined by several crew members while a group of people who appeared to be extras were dressed in hi-vis jackets

Show: Lesley will be the final actress to portray Princess Margaret in The Crown, taking over the role from Helena Bonham Carter and Vanessa Kirby

Thrilled: At the time the role was announced, the actress gushed: 'I could not be happier to be playing Princess Margaret. The baton is being passed on from two formidable actresses and I really don't want to let the side down'

Show: Lesley will be the final actress to portray Princess Margaret in The Crown, taking over the role from Helena Bonham Carter and Vanessa Kirby

She added: 'Furthermore, to play siblings with my dear friend Imelda Staunton will be nothing short of a complete joy'

She added: ‘Furthermore, to play siblings with my dear friend Imelda Staunton will be nothing short of a complete joy’

A source said: 'Lesley is hugely respected by the creators of The Crown and was their first choice to play Princess Margaret this time'

A source said: ‘Lesley is hugely respected by the creators of The Crown and was their first choice to play Princess Margaret this time’ 

Congrats: Lesley was confirmed to have joined the cast of The Crown as Princess Margaret back in 2020

Pictured: Princess Margaret at an official royal engagement in 1966

Congrats: Lesley was confirmed to have joined the cast of The Crown as Princess Margaret back in 2020 

It is believed that the final instalment of the royal drama will pick up in the 1990s when Princess Margaret was 60.

The Crown recently resumed production on its sixth and final series in Barcelona after filming was paused for a single day following the death of Queen Elizabeth II. 

Elizabeth Debicki, who is taking on the role of Princess Diana, was seen filming one of the late royals’ final public appearances, when she visited the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo, just four days after work on the series was paused following the monarch’s passing.

No doubt The Crown is adhering to a strict filming schedule to ensure its sixth and final series is released by Netflix on time, having been pushed back by its day-long pause in the wake of The Queen’s passing. 

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 September 8 at Balmoral Castle.

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

Portrayal: The star, who is believed to have been producers first choice for the role, is set to play the Queen's younger sister during one of the 'darkest periods of her life' (pictured 1995)

Portrayal: The star, who is believed to have been producers first choice for the role, is set to play the Queen’s younger sister during one of the ‘darkest periods of her life’ (pictured 1995)

They added: 'They wanted a star who could tackle the difficult role of a royal entering one of the darkest periods of her life, when the Windsors faced endless scandals and she was dogged by ill health'

They added: ‘They wanted a star who could tackle the difficult role of a royal entering one of the darkest periods of her life, when the Windsors faced endless scandals and she was dogged by ill health’ 

The source said: 'That's why Lesley was one of the first actors they approached to join the new cast, and remains one of the few who has fully committed to The Crown'

The source said: ‘That’s why Lesley was one of the first actors they approached to join the new cast, and remains one of the few who has fully committed to The Crown’ 

Setting: It is believed that the final instalment of the royal drama will pick up in the 1990s when Princess Margaret was 60

Setting: It is believed that the final instalment of the royal drama will pick up in the 1990s when Princess Margaret was 60

Return: The Crown recently resumed production on its sixth and final series in Barcelona after filming was paused for a single day following the death of Queen Elizabeth II

Return: The Crown recently resumed production on its sixth and final series in Barcelona after filming was paused for a single day following the death of Queen Elizabeth II

Back in action: Elizabeth Debicki, who is taking on the role of Princess Diana, was seen filming one of the late royals' final public appearances, when she visited the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo, just four days after work on the series was paused following the monarch's passing

Back in action: Elizabeth Debicki, who is taking on the role of Princess Diana, was seen filming one of the late royals’ final public appearances, when she visited the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo, just four days after work on the series was paused following the monarch’s passing

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.

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.

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

Schedule: No doubt The Crown is adhering to a strict filming schedule to ensure its sixth and final series is released by Netflix on time, having been pushed back by its day-long pause in the wake of The Queen's passing

Schedule: No doubt The Crown is adhering to a strict filming schedule to ensure its sixth and final series is released by Netflix on time, having been pushed back by its day-long pause in the wake of The Queen’s passing

Shut down: 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 September 8 at Balmoral Castle

Shut down: 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 September 8 at Balmoral Castle

Respect: Filming also did not take place on the day of the Queen's funeral

Respect: Filming also did not take place on the day of the Queen’s funeral

Plot: 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

Plot: 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

Plan: 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

Plan: 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

'Respect': One of the show's creators Stephen Daldry said when the show first premiered in 2016 the cast would likely stop production, saying: 'It would be a simple tribute and a mark of respect. She's a global figure and it's what we should do.' (Elizabeth II pictured in 1999)

‘Respect’: One of the show’s creators Stephen Daldry said when the show first premiered in 2016 the cast would likely stop production, saying: ‘It would be a simple tribute and a mark of respect. She’s a global figure and it’s what we should do.’ (Elizabeth II pictured in 1999) 

The set, which had been built in a district of Barcelona, had been modified to resemble a Parisian street with French road signs. 

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.

One of the show’s creators Stephen Daldry said when the show first premiered in 2016 the cast would likely stop production, saying: ‘It would be a simple tribute and a mark of respect. She’s a global figure and it’s what we should do.’

Peter Morgan, writer of the drama, was quoted after news of the Queen’s death was confirmed as saying: ‘The Crown is a love letter to her and I’ve nothing to add for now, just silence and respect. I expect we will stop filming out of respect too.’

Locations in Palma and Andratx are said to have been considered for the sixth series, which will cover the romance of Charles and Camilla and William’s university studies.

Part of season five of the popular series was shot on the Balearic island last year, with Sant Elm beach on the west coast and the Port of Soller among the locations where filming took place.

Statement: Peter Morgan, writer of the drama, was quoted after news of the Queen's death was confirmed as saying: 'The Crown is a love letter to her and I've nothing to add for now, just silence and respect. I expect we will stop filming out of respect too'

Statement: Peter Morgan, writer of the drama, was quoted after news of the Queen’s death was confirmed as saying: ‘The Crown is a love letter to her and I’ve nothing to add for now, just silence and respect. I expect we will stop filming out of respect too’ 

Pivotal moments from The Crown so far… 

King Edward VIII abdicates the throne for love    

Edward fell in love with Wallis Simpson, a married woman, and planned to marry her after his coronation when her divorce had come through.

However they were denied the opportunity to marry and due to divorce being forbidden for the Royals and decided to move to France together.

Edward later returned to England to face his family for the funeral of George VI following his death and went on to form a close bond with Prince Charles.

Bigger picture: King Edward VIII abdicates the throne for love

Bigger picture: King Edward VIII abdicates the throne for love

Princess Margaret is also denied her happy ending 

Princess Margaret, who is painted as the Royal rebel throughout the first and second seasons, hoped to step outside tradition and marry divorcee Peter Townsend.

However growing public chatter over the illicit relationship begins to overshadow Elizabeth’s post coronation fame.

Margaret makes her intentions to marry Peter clear to Queen Elizabeth II and she asks her to wait until she is 25 to tie the knot with her love.

However when her 25th birthday does roll around the Queen has to go back on her word due to pressure from the Crown, and tells Margaret that she cannot grant her permission to marry Peter.

Devastated: Princess Margaret is denied her happy ending with Peter Townsend

Devastated: Princess Margaret is denied her happy ending with Peter Townsend

Winston Churchill’s rise and fall

The first and second seasons depicted the Queen’s relationship with the Prime Minister of the time, Winston Churchill.

Following his successful leadership during the Second World War, Winston rises to power again for a second time during Elizabeth’s reign.

The Crown follows Winston’s journey as he adjusts to answering to a woman in power and his deteriorating health. 

Royal marriage is rocked Elizabeth’s new role

The power struggle in the relationship is clear to see as Elizabeth’s role as the Queen takes priority over her marriage, while Prince Philip isn’t used to taking a backseat. 

The Crown also hints at infidelity in their relationship as Elizabeth finds a picture of Russian ballerina Galina Ulanova among his possessions, before sending him off on a five-month tour on the Royal yacht.

The tension comes to a head during the premiere for season two when the Royal couple argue on board the HMY Britannia as they strive to find a resolution to their problems, due to divorce not being an option for a monarch.

Trouble in paradise: Royal marriage is rocked Elizabeth's new role

Trouble in paradise: Royal marriage is rocked Elizabeth’s new role

Elizabeth’s journey to accepting the Crown 

The start of the series shows a more wary and shy Elizabeth, compared to the formidable monarch she has grown into.

One of the key moments in the first series is her journey to accepting the Crown, after having to reconfigure all of the relationships in her life.

The series shows the Queen growing in confidence as she finds herself on a path of self-discovery.

The Queen visits Aberfan 

Aberfan: After reflecting on her decision, she eventually visited alongside her husband and it is claimed her delayed response remains one of her greatest regrets

Aberfan: After reflecting on her decision, she eventually visited alongside her husband and it is claimed her delayed response remains one of her greatest regrets

Episode three of the third season focuses on the Aberfan disaster which killed 144 people, including 116 childrne, after a colliery spoil tip collapsed over a school in a Welsh village.

The Queen did not immediately visit the disaster site, citing that she did not want to distract away from the tragedy with her presence.

However after reflecting on her decision, she eventually visited alongside her husband and it is claimed her delayed response remains one of her greatest regrets.

 The Royal Family documentary 

Inside the life: In a bid to give the public a better understanding of the Royal family they let a camera crew into their lives for 18 months

Inside the life: In a bid to give the public a better understanding of the Royal family they let a camera crew into their lives for 18 months

In a bid to give the public a better understanding of the Royal family they let a camera crew into their lives for 18 months.

The Crown depicts the whole thing as a disaster with the family reportedly banning the programme from ever being aired again.

However in actuality, the documentary was well-received and had sky high viewing figures.

Prince Charles valuable time in Wales

Touching: Prince Charles valuable time in Wales

Touching: Prince Charles valuable time in Wales

After receiving backlash for the title ‘Prince of Wales’, despite not being a citizen or speaking the language, Prince Charles was sent to Aberystwyth University to learn the language.

Charles, who was 20 at the time, finished the trip with an elaborate investiture to pledge his allegiance to the Queen in Welsh.

However he asked to tweak the speech to add in his own voice, promising the Welsh residents that they wouldn’t be forgotten by England again.

Princess Margaret wows at the White House

She impressed! After being sent on a Royal tour of the U.S. in place of her sister, Margaret was invited to dinner at the White House by President Lyndon B. Johnson

She impressed! After being sent on a Royal tour of the U.S. in place of her sister, Margaret was invited to dinner at the White House by President Lyndon B. Johnson

After being sent on a Royal tour of the U.S. in place of her sister, Margaret was invited to dinner at the White House by President Lyndon B. Johnson.

The whole night appeared a huge success thanks to Margaret’s quick-wit and charm, with President Johnson seemingly lapping it up.

However across the pond Margaret’s success appeared to worry the Queen as she seemed concerned she was being outshone by her sibling.   

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