The Queen Just Explained How To Wear A Crown ‘Without Breaking Your Neck’


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'It might fall off'

The Queen

From the editors of Marie Claire UK

Later this yr will see the 65th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation – simply one of many big royal events of the yr – we’re taking a look at you Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Marking the special day, the Queen has taken half in a BBC documentary, airing this Sunday and we’re apparently set to see Queen Elizabeth like we’ve by no means seen her earlier than.

The Coronation will see the 91-year-old monarch in dialog with professional on the Crown jewels, Alastair Bruce, as collectively they re-watch footage of the day and recount reminiscences of every thing from the uncomfortable carriage experience and her youngsters not doing what they have been advised to how she managed to maintain the crown on her head.

Describing the crown as ‘unwieldy’, the Queen defined the way it was tailored after the dying of her father to suit her. ‘You see, it’s a lot smaller isn’t it?!’ she identified to Alastair Bruce whereas watching the coronation footage. ‘You already know, it might have been as much as about there when my father wore it – luckily my father and I've the identical kind of formed head. However as soon as you set it on it stays. I imply it simply stays on.’

‘It’s troublesome to all the time keep in mind that diamonds are stones and they also’re very heavy,’ defined Alastair Bruce, observing, ‘It's a must to maintain your head very nonetheless.’

‘Sure,’ the Queen agreed. ‘You'll be able to’t look right down to learn the speech – you must take the speech up – as a result of in the event you did your neck would break’ she exclaimed. ‘It might fall off’.

The Queen and Prince Philip

She even went on to elucidate how the priceless jewels have been hidden in the course of the Second World Warfare within the occasion of a Nazi invasion – and gave away their hiding place.

In accordance with the monarch, her father George VI ordered for the jewels to be hidden within the grounds of Windsor Fort, the place they have been buried, hidden in a biscuit tin.

We’ll undoubtedly be tuning in on Sunday to listen to extra of those tales, particularly after Alastair Bruce enthused that it'll showcase the monarch’s ‘most pleasant sense of humour.’

The Coronation is about to be broadcast on BBC One on Sunday.

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