Don't look down: Queen's advice on crown

Billy Graham with Queen Elizabeth II in 1989

Billy Graham with Queen Elizabeth II in 1989

The queen also discusses the challenges in being head of state, and jokes that she can't look down while wearing the Imperial State Crown - which weighs 2 pounds 1.28 kilos - because her neck would "break".

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

The treasures were brought from the Tower of London to be filmed as she reminisced with royal commentator Alastair Bruce.

She says: "Fortunately, my father and I have about the same sort of shaped head". "Once you put it on, it stays". "I think that the queen must understand that, as we do as producers, that it's been 65 years since we've had a coronation and the British public have been aware of the Crown Jewels, but think they've become the best known and least understood symbols of the country as a result of that amount of time not being in use, and maybe that's what led her to do it now". The Daily Telegraph describes it as an "unrivalled insight into events behind-the-scenes".

On the BBC One documentary, the Queen reveals that the crown's height was reduced in height after her father wore it.

The carriage might look like a fairytale ride to anyone who isn't the Queen, but Her Majesty knows better.

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Recalling the time where she travelled from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey for her coronation in 1953, she described the journey as awful. "It's only sprung on leather, not very comfortable".

The Queen's witty and intimate discussion of her Coronation memories is a fresh landmark in a Palace strategy to "humanise" the Royals through selected television appearances.

In a remarkably warm and chatty interview, she also reveals how, during her Coronation at Westminster Abbey in 1953, her elaborate gown got stuck on the carpet pile and for a moment she wasn't able to move.

The Queen prods at the Crown Jewels presented before her and occasionally pulls faces, like an unimpressed Antiques Roadshow expert. "It is sort of a pageant of chivalry and old-fashioned way of doing things really".

Mr Bruce said: "The ground rules were "don't ask the Queen a direct question.' You can pose a comment to the Queen, which she can then respond to".

She says 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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The Coronation is screened on BBC One at 8pm on Sunday.

"It's fun to see I think", she said.

"Yes", the Queen said.

The gems, including the Black Prince's Ruby from the Imperial State Crown, were placed in the biscuit tin and buried under a sally port - a secret exit from the castle used in times of emergency.

"Not what they're meant to do", the queen quips.

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