A MARQUEE company from Fordingbridge is set to hit the big time after its structures were chosen for an American TV series starring Elizabeth Hurley.

Marlin Marquees were selected to provide some of the set for a royal garden party, for a series being aired on E!

Model and actress Elizabeth Hurley plays the Queen in the channel's first scripted drama series, based on a fictional British royal family.

Sharon Wood-Hill from Marlin Marquees said: “We are so excited to be involved in something immense. We felt very privileged to be involved.

“When I received the first call I thought it was going to turn out to be a waste of time – who would want Marlin Marquees to provide marquees for a hit TV series?”

Filming took place in Charlton House, London, and ended on Friday.

Ms Wood-Hill said: “It's been all hands to the deck for our team who set up the marquees, which has been an intensive on-site experience.

“We have been dealing with so many departments within the production team and coordinating delivery dates, access routes, completion dates, last minute requests and the strike date.

“The timescales were extremely tight with less than five weeks before filming was scheduled to start.”

She added: “We are completely on a high and absolutely privileged to be involved in such a prestigious project.

"I have to say the team we worked with on this production have been absolutely delightful and we are thrilled to have been a part of something so exciting and hope we will be called on again in the future.”

You can see scenes from the series on YouTube.

The Royals is due to hit the screens in America next year.