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Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Buckingham Palace turned into movie set for Mary Poppins

The Mall leading up to Buckingham Palace was closed off on Saturday as Disney filmed scenes for the new Mary Poppins film in Central London.

People flooded to social media to express their concern after they spotted camera crews, expensive lighting and cranes outside of The Queen’s London residence.

The film crew were tight-lipped about what they were filming, however, the flying bicycles and magical umbrellas gave the secret away.

Her Majesty was not in residence at Buckingham Palace at the time, instead opting to stay for the weekend at Windsor Castle.

Other landmarks will also be featured in the film, including Big Ben where Mary Poppins flies by with her umbrella.

The new film has been commissioned by Disney and is a sequel to the original 1964 Mary Poppins film.

Titled Mary Poppins Returns, the film is set in London – 25 years after the events of the first film.

Emily Blunt has been cast in the starring role playing the magical nanny.

The children featured in the original film are now all grown up, and will be played by Emily Mortimer and Ben Whishaw.

Lights, camera, action! The film crews at Buckingham Palace (Photo credit: Katy Jackson‏ @pennyinfrance)

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Julie Walters, Meryl Streep, Colin Firth and Angela Lansbury are also in the line-up.

Veteran actor Dick Van Dyke who play Bert the chimney-sweep in the 1964 film will also be featured in the sequel.

The 91-year-old actor will play the character of Mr Dawes Jr.

The film has a scheduled release date of 25th December 2018 – making it one of the longest gaps between film sequels in history.

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