Actor Khalid Abdalla has been spotted in the Spanish town of Marbella boarding the impressive 73m/233ft Lurssen yacht TITANIA to shoot scenes in his role as Dodi Fayed for the up-coming fifth series of the hugely-popular Netflix show The Crown, which is reportedly due for release in November 2022.
It is understood that TITANIA will represent a replica of Mohammed al Fayed's elegant Codecasa yacht JONIKAL (recently renamed BASH) and will provide the backdrop for the iconic scenes of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed, the son of the yacht’s former owner, when the pair took a holiday around the French Riviera in 1997, mere days before their tragic car accident in Paris.
The stunning yacht TITANIA is the perfect choice for the show, showcasing a classic pedigree Lurssen profile, and boasting plenty of scene-stealing features, from her glorious main salon replete with cocktail bar and grand piano to her vast array of family-friendly water toys, perfect for some on-water fun in between takes.
She can accommodate up to 12 charter guests in her 7 lavish suites, including an impressive full-beam Owner's suite featuring a private study, intimate lounge and walk-in-wardrobe. There are two further VIPs located on her bridge deck and upper deck, providing fantastic options for multiple-family charters.
Onboard highlights include a swimming pool, premium wellness amenities, including a sauna, massage room and beauty spa, glorious sundeck featuring a well-equipped enclosed gymnasium and expansive beach club with extendable swim platform for easy access into the warm Spanish waters.
Her crew of 18 will no doubt be on hand to assist throughout filming, which will include assisting with the safe operation of the yacht's veritable armada of toys.
The last two Netflix series of The Crown are set to cover the period from the 1990s through to 2003, with the Australian actor Elizabeth Debicki taking over from Emma Corrin to play Princess Diana in the fifth series of the show.