Queen says no to Star Wars
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.”