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Crown Jewels Hidden From Nazis in a Cookie Tin

Crown Jewels Hidden From Nazis in a Cookie Tin

In a rare new interview for the upcoming documentary The Coronation on the Smithsonian Channel, she revealed there are some "disadvantages" to wearing a crown. "I mean, it's only sprung on leather", she said of the coach; "not very comfortable". Because if you did your neck would break, it would fall off.

In the program, the queen notes that the crown has been reduced in height since being worn by her father, King George VI.

NO one will ever know whether the Queen consented to take part in tomorrow's much-anticipated BBC documentary about her coronation because of a mischievous desire to upstage The Crown, the acclaimed fictional drama charting the Royal family throughout her record-breaking reign.

The Queen also recounted the day of her coronation, and how she was brought to a halt when her robes ran against the carpet pile in Westminster Abbey.

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"Fortunately, my father and I have about the same sort of shaped head", the Queen said, drily. "It's so heavy", she said.

"It is sort of a pageant of chivalry and old-fashioned way of doing things really".

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.

In the letters, Sir Owen Morshead, then the royal librarian, described to Queen Mary (mother of King George VI) how he had removed the most precious jewels from the Imperial State Crown, the royal headgear worn by the sovereign while addressing the state opening of Parliament. It weighs almost 3 pounds, and Queen Elizabeth II jokes that you can't look down while wearing it or your neck might break. "Otherwise, they're quite important things", she shared. The Bath Oliver biscuit tin wasn't just stored on a shelf in the pantry at Buckingham Palace, like how your mom stored leftovers in old Country Crock tubs.


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