‘It’ll brеak yоur nеck’ Quееn rеveals ‘disadvаntages’ оf crowns and wаrdrobе malfunctiоns
QUEEN Elizabeth has revealed the restrictive costume she had to contend with during her coronation as she explains the disadvantages of crowns in a candid interview.
In the rare and intimate interview, the monarch has revealed how she struggled with her grand costume and 3Ib crown during her historic coronation.
Queen Elizabeth II said of her crown: “You can’t look down to read the speech, you have to take the speech up. Because if you did, your neck would break — it would fall off.
“So there are some disadvantages to crowns, but otherwise they’re quite important things.”
Watching old footage of the ceremony that cemented her place in British royal history she remembered how she had to fight against her beautiful gown.
The stunning item was covered in pearl, gold, and silver and weighed the Queen down as she walked down the carpet.
Your neck would break
Elizabeth II said: “It can only go at a walking pace. The horses couldn’t possibly go any faster.”
When she inherited the Imperial Crown from he father King George the height of the piece was lower but the diameter remained the same.
The Queen said: “Fortunately, my father and I have about the same sort of shaped head.
“But once you put it on, it stays. I mean it just remains on.”
It has also been revealed the Royal Family hid the Crown Jewels in a biscuit tin during the Second World War to protect them from Adolf Hitler.
Mr Bruce added that both the Black Prince’s Ruby and St Edward’s Sapphire were stored in a biscuit tin at Windsor Castle – these are parts of the Imperial State Crown.
The Imperial State Crown is an impressive crown in the Royal Collection, and the Queen wears it to state openings of Parliament.
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