Princess Switch 3: Filming for Netflix movie sequel for Princess Switch franchise begins in Midlothian

Security guards at Newbattle Abbey College in Midlothian confirmed today filming for The Princess Switch 3, starring Vanessa Hudgens, has now begun there.

Monday, 11th January 2021, 4:40 pm
Security guards confirmed filming is now underway.

Residents who stay locally were able to catch a glimpse of the set from the back gardens of the former Cistercian monastery which appears to have been given a festive makeover with fake snow and fir trees setting the scene.

No actors were seen, however security guards confirmed that Vanessa Hudgens would be playing the leading role in the third movie of the festive Rom-Com hit.

Signs saying ‘Filming in progress’, scaffolding, large vans, and a cherry picker were spotted by locals at the site.

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A line of wrapped Christmas trees seen as filming is underway (Photo: Nikoleta Behrendt).

A local who passed by yesterday, commented: “I was passing by and saw something going on.

"I approached the security guys and they confirmed it was The Princess Switch movie being filmed.

"They said that there was no filming going on on Sunday.

“There were quite a few people walking and peeking yesterday.

Filming vans at the College's door (Nikoleta Behrendt).

"Apparently some scene will be acted out over the next few days at the Newbattle Abbey so definitely a good way to see actors in action.”

There are rumours that filming for the new movie will take place at Borthwick Castle as well, however, no film crews have been spotted in this area yet.

Netflix has been contacted for comment.

The Princess Switch 3 was confirmed by Netflix last year and, according to ET, was set to begin filming in Scotland towards the end of 2020 and debut on Netflix around Christmas 2021.

A cherry picker was also spotted (Photo: Nikoleta Behrendt).

The Christmas rom-com released originally in 2018 is a festive female take on Mark Twain’s ‘The Prince and the Pauper.’

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