Queen Elizabeth Says Wearing A Crown Has One Significant Downside

15 January, 2018, 00:39 | Author: Kim Reid
  • Alastair Bruce in conversation with Queen Elizabeth II for The Coronation

"So you pose a comment that the Queen then responds to and if there's the chance to very gently to take the comment that the Queen has made forward, then conversationally you can do that".

The big day began with her parading around the British capital, going from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey and stopping at Trafalgar Square.

"Her description of the drilling of the hole, and the fact that with Atlantic productions we were able to get this unbelievably close up analysis through the cameras of each and every stone - and you can absolutely see this drilled hole - and experiencing that enthusiasm from The Queen, both for the Black Princess Ruby and the story of her ancestor".

Bruce and the queen also discuss her everyday crown, the three-pounder that she wears when it's a state occasion and she's not being coronated.

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"It's only sprung on leather, not very comfortable", she recalled of the carriage.

Some historians also believe that a proportion of early Crown Jewels were lost when King John's baggage train was caught in incoming tides at the Wash in East Anglia in 1216.

"It's the sort of, I suppose, the beginning of one's life really as a sovereign", she said.

"But once you put it on, it stays", she said.

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Just a hunch, but the former teen queen's crown *probably* didn't include pounds of real diamonds.

The documentary also revealed that numerous Crown Jewels were buried in a biscuit tin on the grounds of Windsor Castle during World War Two, to protect them from the Nazis - information that was so top-secret, the Queen herself only just found out about it. "I mean, it just remains itself".

"Because if you did [look down] your neck would break and [the crown] would fall off", the Queen said, smiling as she tilted her head downwards.

"It's not meant for travelling in at all".

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"So there are some disadvantages to crowns, but otherwise they're quite important things", Elizabeth added.

Meghan Markle may have much to learn when it comes to the rules of becoming a member of the Royal family, but there's one thing she's already gotten a head start on: wearing a tiara!

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