Gasp! Queen Elizabeth Reveals the 1 Disadvantage of Wearing the Crown

Evarado Alatorre
Enero 13, 2018

A trapdoor used to access the secret area at Windsor Castle, where the Queen spent her war years for safety, still exists today. "It is truly an honor to have Her Majesty The Queen revealing her intimate knowledge of the Crown Jewels - and fond childhood memories from when her father was crowned King George VI", Charlotte Moore, director of content at the BBC, said, according to People. "Because if you did, your neck would break, or it would fall off". I mean it's only sprung on leather.

A new BBC documentary reveals the Crown Jewels were hidden in a cookie tin at Windsor Castle during World War II to protect them from the Nazis - and that Queen Elizabeth II, who was a teenager at the time, didn't know they were being kept there.

"Fortunately, my father and I have about the same sort of shaped head", she said in a clip from the documentary. It was not only too big for the Queen, but also much too heavy along with the rest of the regalia, which is why she wisely practiced wearing it ahead of time by donning it while going about her ordinary day, such as while reading the newspaper or taking her tea.

"It is sort of a pageant of chivalry and old-fashioned way of doing things really. It's so heavy", she said.

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But another royal artefact provided some entertainment: footage in the documentary showed Charles and Anne playing beneath the Queen's royal purple robe as children.

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. "Otherwise, they're quite important things", she shared. Chatting with BBC royal commentator Alastair Bruce, she explained: "You can't look down to read the speech, you have to take the speech up".

The Queen has never given a formal interview during her long reign.

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