Queen says no to Star Wars

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen) - - NEWS -

Star Wars pro­duc­ers were given a royal re­jec­tion when they asked to film part of a movie on the Queen’s land.

The Crown Es­tate turned down a re­quest to shoot scenes for the fran­chise in Wind­sor Great Park in Berk­shire.

Nick Day, Crown Es­tate head of com­mer­cial op­er­a­tions, said they had been ap­proached by lo­ca­tion scouts “a few years ago”, but that the re­quest “wasn’t right” for the es­tate.

He said the es­tate would not be swayed by a big name or big bud­gets.

He added: “Star Wars was just such a huge thing that the risk for the park was just too great.

“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.”

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