Queen Elizabeth Says Wearing A Crown Has One Significant Downside

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"It's the sort of, I suppose, the, really, as a sovereign", she said.

As the queen handles the crown, she points to four pearls hanging underneath the arches, two of which are believed to have belonged to Mary, Queen of Scots and bought by Elizabeth I.

In the hour-long programme The Coronation, to be aired on Sunday, the Queen speaks candidly about the moment she was crowned and jokingly says she cannot look down while wearing the Imperial State Crown, which weighs 2lbs 13oz (1.28kg), as her "neck would break".

In a BBC documentary due to be screened tonight, the Queen admits to Royal commentator Alastair Bruce that she has a better recall of her father's Coronation than of her own. "I mean, it's only sprung on leather", she said of the coach; "not very comfortable".

The Imperial State Crown is very heavy, riding in a gold carriage was "horrible", and some of the Crown Jewels were hidden in a biscuit tin during World War Two, the Queen has revealed.

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"The only word I can come up with is medicinal, like cough syrup", she said. "We were only children then", the queen says in "The Coronation", according to Town and Country magazine.

Prince Charles has previously spoken of how his mother had practised wearing the 2.2kg St Edward's Crown while he was being bathed. "Because if you did, your neck would break and it [the crown] would fall off", she said smiling. Though it was known the jewels had been taken to the castle for safekeeping, details had not been widely discussed. "But once you put it on, it stays".

The Queen has never given a formal interview during her long reign. 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. The operation, meant to ensure the priceless gems did not fall into Nazi hands, was ordered by Queen Elizabeth II's father, King George VI.

"There are some disadvantages to crowns but otherwise they are quite important things".

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