Gasp! Queen Elizabeth Reveals the 1 Disadvantage of Wearing the Crown

Elias Hubbard
January 13, 2018

"I mean, it just remains on'".

Elizabeth, Britain's longest-reigning monarch, was crowned queen on June 2, 1953, at London's Westminster Abbey, in an ancient, grand service whose origins date back 1,000 years.

This news was revealed while filming The Coronation - set to air on BBC One on Sunday - during an interview the Queen had with royal commentator Alastair Bruce.

According to UK's The Telegraph, the footage is shown as part of an hour-long BBC One documentary The Coronation which airs in the United Kingdom this weekend and features behind-the-scenes footage of the Queen, capturing her sense of humour and life in the palace.

"Fortunately, my father and I have about the same sort of shaped head", she said in a clip from the documentary.

This comes after the Queen called her coach ride to her coronation "horrible".

"It is sort of a pageant of chivalry and old-fashioned way of doing things really".

Despite the physical discomfort her coronation caused, the queen recognizes the event's significance. "I remember one moment when I was going against the pile of the carpet and I couldn't move at all!".

The queen wears the Imperial State Crown when she delivers a speech at the state opening of Parliament, the Independent reported.

"So there are some disadvantages to crowns, but otherwise they're quite important things", Elizabeth added.

She said, "You have to take the speech up because if you did [look down], your neck would break".

During World War II, protecting the Royal Family's Crown Jewels - treasured gems the family's acquired since 1660 - was so top secret even Queen Elizabeth II didn't know exactly where they were stored.

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.

Here is the Queen watching archive footage of the momentous day and revealing the sense of history, and humour, that has characterised her reign.

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