THE Crown has returned to our screens and with parts of the series filmed in Hampshire we decided to look back at the special royal relationship with our county.

Two scenes of the fourth instalment of the award-winning show were filmed at Winchester Cathedral in January this year.

Charles and Diana’s wedding and Lord Mountbatten’s funeral where both filmed at the cathedral, respectively transformed into St Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey.

Other Hampshire locations have also appeared in The Crown including Rhinefield House Hotel, near Brockenhurst and Somerley House, near Ringwood.

Rhinefield House portrayed one of the royal residences on the Balmoral estate and Somerley House acted as a stand in for the royal couple's country estate Highgrove.

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip honeymooned in Hampshire

The Queen and Prince Philip, who spent their wedding night at Broadlands, Romsey in 1947.

Hampshire Chronicle:

Broadlands is an English country house, near the town of Romsey in the Test Valley district.

The formal gardens and historic landscape of Broadlands are Grade II listed on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens and the house itself is Grade I listed. 

The 86-acre manor is the family home of the Mountbatten's, Prince Philip’s family and is occupied by currently by Lady Brabourne.

Prince Charles and Diana also honeymooned in Hampshire

Prince Charles and Diana also spent their first three days honeymooning at Broadlands in 1981.

The Orangery at Broadlands will be able to host wedding ceremonies and receptions from next Summer, where 180 guests could attend each event.

The plans were approved by Test Valley Borough Council's planning chiefs in August, meaning the Grade-II listed building can now be used from 8am to 11pm.

It will be available to book from May to September.

Guests should be able to park on the Park, approximately 50 yards north of the Orangery, and other gatherings which could be held at the building include lunches, dinners, drink parties, meetings, product launches and photoshoots.