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The Queen's Estate Turned Down a Request to Film Star Wars at Windsor Great Park
"Our head isn't turned by star names or star films."
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Thanks to its 5,000 acres of stunning scenery, Windsor Great Park has become a popular filming spot in recent years. Yet it has recently emerged that one world-famous movie franchise was not granted use of the Queen's land.

The Crown Estate turned down a request to shoot scenes for Star Wars in the royal park in Berkshire, England, the BBC reports.


During a recent interview about the park being used to film Goodbye Christopher Robin—a film about the Winnie the Pooh author A.A. Milne—an estate spokesperson said the proposed scenes were not suitable for the park, adding: "Our head isn't turned by star names or star films."

Speaking about the reason for preventing the galaxy far, far away from entering the park, the estate's head of commercial operations, Nick Day, said: "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 and we can facilitate film crews if we're sure the risk to the park is minimal.

"But Star Wars is a huge machine, and there's also massive outside interest in those sort of things. It wasn't right for here."

Day would not disclose which Star Wars movie was turned down, but he did say the request was from a few years ago.

While the George Lucas franchise didn't have much luck with filming in the Queen's backyard, other products have been more successful. According to the Windsor Great Park website, Bridget Jones's Baby, The Huntsman: Winter's War and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part One and Two have all been filmed in the area, which boasts lakes, formal gardens, ancient woodland, and wild evergreen forests.

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This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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