Princess Margaret's disastrous meeting with former US President Lyndon B. Johnson looks set to feature in the upcoming third series of Netflix show The Crown, and the producers have found the perfect filming location to portray the White House - only a lot closer to home!
Hylands House in Hylands Park, Chelmsford has been chosen as the backdrop for the president's official residence, and the resemblance is uncanny, with the same grand white exterior that the White House is recognised for. Helena Bonham Carter was seen filming at the Grade-II listed house last week alongside Ben Daniels, who plays her husband Lord Snowdon. The Sweeney Todd actress took over the iconic role of the Queen's younger sister from Vanessa Kirby for seasons three and four of the hit show, and looked perfectly in character while wearing a red dress adorned with white flowers with her long brunette hair piled into a glamorous top knot.
Hylands House will portray The White House in The Crown Season 3
Set within 574-acres of historic parkland, the filming location is typically used to host weddings, parties and business events, and is only open to members of the public on select days, however, visitors can explore the park's formal Victorian Gardens and children's adventure playground, as well as attending one of the seasonal events hosted here.
Hylands Park is perhaps best known for playing host to V Festival for many years, which has now been replaced with Rize Festival - set to be headlined by Liam Gallagher and The Stereophonics in August.
Helena Bonham Carter was seen on location in Chelmsford, Essex
Hylands House is just one of the stunning English estates that has been used for filming the Netflix series. Audley End House in Saffron Walden, Essex was also used to portray the likes of Balmoral, Windsor and Eton College in previous series, with the decadent Great Hall and Library chosen to film scenes starring a young Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret.