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Royal replicas from The Crown make £1.6m at auction

Costumes worn by Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana in The Crown have been sold at auction credit:Bang Showbiz
Costumes worn by Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana in The Crown have been sold at auction credit:Bang Showbiz

Royal replicas featured in 'The Crown' have made a mint at auction.

Props and costumes used in the hit Netflix drama - including dupes of Princess Diana's 'revenge dress' and her engagement ring - went under the hammer at Bonhams and made a massive £1.6 million with proceeds from the sale being donated to fund scholarships at the National Film and Television School (NFTS).

Charlie Thomas, Bonhams UK group director for private and iconic collections, said: "It has been an immense privilege to work with ['The Crown' production company] Left Bank Pictures on this incredible sale.

"The Crown Auction offered a unique opportunity to own pieces from the landmark show, the closest most of us will get to the real thing. We are delighted with the result - a white glove sale in which everything was 100 per cent sold.

"It is without doubt testimony to the success of the series and the incredible talent that worked on 'The Crown'."

A black off-the-shoulder gown based on a design by Christina Stambolian - which was worn by the late Diana, Princess of Wales on the night her then-husband King Charles admitted to infidelity in a TV interview - was sold for £12,800.

The replica of the frock - which became known as Diana's 'revenge dress' - was seen on actress Elizabeth Debicki in her portrayal of the royal in 'The Crown'.

A reproduction of Princess Diana's engagement ring sold for £7,680 while a blue suit used for Diana's engagement announcement - which was worn by Emma Corrin - was sold for £3,840.

Other lots included a prop version of Queen Elizabeth's Gold State Coach - which was two thirds the size of the original - which fetched £56,280, and a 1987 Jaguar sports car driven by the character of Princess Diana in the show went for £70,250.

A recreation of Princess Margaret's wedding dress - worn by actress Vanessa Kirkby in the show - sold for £2,560 and a blue evening gown worn by Claire Foy in her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth went for £3,200.