Queen ‘unhappy’ after relative ‘cashes in’ on new film about Charles and Diana

The Queen will reportedly be miffed after a relative let filming of a new royal drama take place at one of his castles.

Spencer, starring Kristen Stewart and set to be released this autumn, will focus on the breakdown of Princess Diana and Prince Charles’ marriage.

Filming is reportedly taking place in Germany at a castle-turned hotel owned by Prince Donatus of Hesse, 54, Her Majesty’s third cousin.

He welcomed the Queen to Frankfurt in 2015 and said at the time: “I know her of course as a relative…I see her once in a while.”

Royal insiders told the Daily Mail that the decision “will not go down well with Her Majesty”.

One source said: “Schloss Kronberg is now used as a hotel and he had to close down his other five-star Grand Hotel in Frankfurt recently. Covid is hitting the industry hard.”

“My sympathy is with him. He’s charming — a very nice man.

“The family has a lot of property….they will be paid well for permitting filming.”

The Daily Star has approached Buckingham Palace and Schloss Kronberg for comment.

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Earlier this month, a BBC documentary about the Royal Family resurfaced online almost 50 years after it was banned by the Queen for ruining the “Palace's mystique”.

Thousands of people watched Richard Cawston's fly-on-the-wall film" Royal Family " when it was uploaded in full to YouTube by an account named Philip Strangeways.

It's unknown how the 1969 documentary, which gives a rare insight into the every day lives of the royals, re-emerged online as it's reportedly protected by Crown copyright.

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The film had been intended to revive public interest in the Royal Family by portraying them as ordinary people, but Her Majesty is understood to have decided it did too much damage, demanding it never be screened again in 1972.

One royal biographer claimed the Queen had come to see it as a "reinvention that went wrong", deciding it shattered the glamorous illusion of the Royal Family.

A royal source told the Daily Telegraph: "This is a matter for the BBC. From time to time, things pop up on the internet that should not be there.

"We will assume it's going to be taken down."

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