If the newly-released episodes of The Crown have got you daydreaming about living in a palace (and flaunting a royal wardrobe), you’re in luck: hundreds of costumes and props from the show will be auctioned at Bonhams next year. Here’s everything you need to know.
Want To Dress Like A Royal? The Crown Is Auctioning Off Its Costumes & Props
While the first installment of The Crown season 6 has just landed on Netflix, it will all come to an end with the final six episodes, which will air on 14 December. Yet the story doesn’t quite stop there, as 450 items from the set will be auctioned off in 2024 – and the items will be displayed in a new exhibition which will tour London, Paris, Los Angeles and New York ahead of the sale.
Netflix has announced that the exclusive auction will be held at Bonhams, featuring costumes and props from all six seasons of The Crown. This includes the show’s replica of Princess Diana’s extraordinary revenge dress – worn, of course, by Elizabeth Debicki in the final season – which is expected to sell for between £8,000 and £12,000. If you’re after some more occasionwear, you can bid on the tulle and satin ballgown sported by Princess Margaret (Vanessa Kirby) in season 2, or the column gown seen on Wallis Simpson (Lia Williams) in season 1. Also on offer are costumes such as Diana’s leopard-print swimsuit, her Versace sunglasses, and her legendary engagement ring.
Meanwhile, replicas of Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation robes (donned by Claire Foy) are predicted to bring in between £20,000 and £30,000. Perhaps the most jaw-dropping items for sale, however, include a replica of 10 Downing Street’s façade, which has also been listed for between £20,000 and £30,000, as well as the world’s only reproduction of the late Queen’s Coronation carriage, which is likely to sell for an eye-watering £50,000.
When Will The Auction Take Place?
The auction will kick off with 300 items, which will be available to shop on the Bonhams website on 30 January 2024. The final 150 items will be put up for sale in a live auction taking place on 7 February 2024.
Bonhams has stated that proceeds from the live auction will go towards the creation of a new scholarship programme at the National Film and Television School.
For more information, visit bonhams.com