‘It’ll brеak yоur nеck’ Quееn rеveals ‘disadvаntages’ оf crowns and wаrdrobе malfunctiоns


‘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.

But apparently it was horrible... Photo (C) GETTY
But apparently it was horrible… Photo (C) GETTY

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.

She said: “I remember one moment when I was going against the pile of the carpet and I couldn’t move at all.”
Her Highness also explained the tedious journey she had to take through London in the four-ton Gold State Coach.

Your neck would break

Queen Elizabeth

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.

Tuesday 2nd June 1953, at Westminster Abbey, changed history forever. Photo (C) GETTY
Tuesday 2nd June 1953, at Westminster Abbey, changed history forever. Photo (C) GETTY

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.”

The crown holds a huge ruby which had a hole drilled in it so King Henry V to insert a triumphant feather.She said: “Well, the idea that his plume was put into the stone, for his, on his helmet.“Rash, but that was the sort of thing they did, I suppose, in those days.”

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.

Elizabeth II aslo had to contended with an ‘uncomfortable’ carriage ride
The order, given by King George VI, was so secret that not even Queen Elizabeth II knew about it – the discovery was made by royal commentator Alastair Bruce.He said: “They dug out this fresh, very virgin white chalk and they had to hide it with tarpaulins so when the aircraft flew over at night no clue was given to the German Luftwaffe that anything was going on.”

The documentary shows Queen Elizabeth's reaction to her crowning. Photo (C) GETTY
The documentary shows Queen Elizabeth’s reaction to her crowning. Photo (C) GETTY

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.

Source: express co uk

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