Queen recalls coronation in candid interview

Queen recalls coronation in candid interview

Queen recalls coronation in candid interview

As it turns out, the bride-to-be has already tried one on for size, thanks to her reign as Homecoming Queen in high school.

He added: "I think that is one of the reasons why she has chosen the 65th anniversary [of her coronation] to allow us this extraordinary unique access to the crown jewels and for her to take part in helping to bring them to life".

The crown was made for the coronation of her father, King George VI, in 1937 and worn by the Queen for her own coronation and at state openings of Parliament. "It's only sprung on leather, not very comfortable".

After 14 months of preparation, which included the soon-to-be Queen disagreeing with Prime Minister Winston Churchill and deciding to make hers the first coronation ever televised-as well as the first major event televised around the world-the big day rolled around, beginning with the Queen parading around London, making what was at least a five-mile trek from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey with an out-of-the-way stop at Trafalgar Square.

Apparently the royal golden carriage was also pretty uncomortable - or to use the Queen's word, "horrible". "DISADVANTAGES TO CROWNS" Charles has previously revealed how his mother had practised wearing the 2.2 kg (4.9 lb) St Edward's Crown while he was being bathed.

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"The only word I can come up with is medicinal, like cough syrup", she said.

Mr Bruce said: "If you look very closely, the table suddenly just goes "woomf" and the crown "woomf" and the crown jeweller is left there with nothing and she says, "well you know, it's my crown". Because if you did [look down] your neck would break, it would fall off.

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

It was known that the crown jewels had been taken to Windsor Castle, but during the BBC programme it emerged they were kept in a hole dug under a secret exit from the castle. "But once you put it on, it stays".

The documentary shows her peering inquisitively and then grinning as she taps at pearls hanging on the 1kg crown, two of which are said to have been bought by her Tudor namesake, Queen Elizabeth I.

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