Viewers have noticed a striking similarity between The Crown and Bridgerton
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Users on TikTok are noticing some striking similarities between The Crown and Bridgerton.

The two period dramas are some of the most popular (or in the case of Bridgerton, the most popular) shows on Netflix, but they actually have a lot more in common than you’d expect.

As one TikTok user pointed out, viewers might recognise a certain location. “Have you been wondering why this room looks so familiar?” the video reads, as it shows a grand room used in both Bridgerton and The Crown.

To be fair, the location is so distinctive that it’s hard to miss. The room features yellow walls decorated with pictures of horses and a large stone fireplace.

The room in question can be seen in Bridgerton’s sixth episode, and it’s used as a stand-in for Buckingham Palace in several episodes of The Crown.

Stately homes such as Lancaster House in London have been used as palaces and estates in both period dramas. Wilton House also served as a location for both shows, according to its Instagram bio

Both series also doubled up on locations for two standout moments. Eagle-eyed viewers also noticed that the same room was used for the scene in Bridgerton when Daphne and Simon speak to Queen Charlotte and the iconic sequence of Princess Diana skating through Buckingham Palace in the latest season of The Crown.

In fact, there was extra pressure for the Bridgerton team to get the scene right, as the Queen (the real one) also needed the room.

As Bridgerton director Julie Anne Robinson revealed, the reason that these locations look exactly the same, including the furniture, is that they aren’t allowed to move anything. “When you go into a country house, there is far less flexibility than you can ever imagine,” she said. "You can’t move the bed, you can’t move the painting, you can’t move the wardrobe, and you have to be quite delicate with the furniture."

The more you know!

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