Queen describes what it's like wearing the crown in doc

Queen describes what it's like wearing the crown in doc

She also said the golden ceremonial carriage used for her coronation was "horrible".

In a clip, shared by the BBC, she tells royal commentator Alastair Bruce: "Fortunately my father and I have about the same sort of shaped head".

"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", she says of the coronation.

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

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.

He said he had the impression the queen was probably not fond of the heavy crown and was "very practical" in her treatment of the crown jewels.

The Queen said the coach can only go at a walking pace and the horses could not go any faster as it was so heavy.

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Her gown is of white silk with bands of gold and silver embroidery.

Last year, the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry spoke candidly about coping with grief and loss on the 20th anniversary of the their mother's death, in an ITV documentary. "Now why do I think it's happening now, I have no idea".

The pair watch footage of the Queen's coronation before Bruce remarks: "You have to keep your head very still".

"This is a huge challenge, I would imagine, for anybody to perform without fault through a medieval ceremony that has unbelievable symbolism and meaning". I mean, it just remains on. "I think it must have been a hell of a day for her".

She reveals the seven-metre-long (24ft) gilded carriage, which weighs nearly four tons and is pulled by eight horses, is "not meant for travelling in at all".

"She talks very cleanly and with a clarity of memory that was a delight".

The Coronation is screened on BBC One at 8pm on Sunday 14 January 2018.

The Coronation leads a major BBC season on the Royal Collection, which includes an appearance by the Prince of Wales, who discusses his recent portrait commissions of World War Two veterans.

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