Queen reveals candid details on weight of the crown in documentary

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Well, to remove the most precious stones from the Imperial State Crown-Black Prince's Ruby and St. Edward's Sapphire-put them into a biscuit tin, and bury them in the grounds of Windsor Castle, The Times in London revealed today.

Her Majesty added the seven-metre-long gilded carriage, which weighs around four tonnes and is pulled by eight horses, is "not meant for travelling in at all", according to Sky News. You have to take the speech up.

The head of state says in an extract from the documentary her crowning was the "beginning of one's life as a sovereign".

The Queen Elizabeth II, dressed in royal regalia, posed for this special Jubilee picture in the Throne Room of Buckingham Palace, after she had delivered the traditional Queen's speech at the 1976 official State Opening of Parliament. 'I couldn't move' on gold carpetHer progress down the 2,964 square yards of gold and blue carpet laid at the Abbey was halting. "They hadn't thought of that".

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In the extract, released as part of a trailer for the programme, the Queen described the carriage as "horrible, it's only sprung on leather, not very comfortable".

Pearls are "like living things, they need warming".

"What was so lovely was that the Queen had no knowledge of it", he said.

"Fortunately, my father and I have the same shaped head, once on it stays (fixed)", said Queen Elizabeth II, aged 91 who on February 6 will have been the British head of state for 66 years, amply surpassing Queen Victoria's reign of 63 years and 216 days, between 1837-1901.


Librarian Oliver Urquhart, an assistant keeper of the Queen's Archives, has learnt of the story from the letters sent to the King's mother, Queen Mary.

The BBC has partnered with the Royal Collection Trust for the Royal Collection Season, and the hour-long documentary, named The Coronation, will air in the United Kingdom on Sunday.

This year saw a scaled-back State opening of Parliament Ceremony with the Queen arriving by auto rather than carriage and not wearing the Imperial State Crown or the Robes of State.

The Prince of Wales, who chose not to appear, was grateful for his sons' declaration that their father was "there for us" after Diana's death.


The BBC is airing "The Coronation", which is marking the 65th anniversary of her coronation.

He has pursued his environmental passions on screen, editing a special edition of the BBC's Countryfile.

Royal commentator reportedly Alastair Bruce discovered the story among "confidential correspondence in the Royal Collection".

And now, in a new documentary arranged by the Smithsonian Institute, the Queen is spilling some age-old secrets.


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