British crown jewels buried in biscuit tin during WWII

The Queen was told that the crown jewels were buried under Windsor Castle and viewers pointed out she did not seem that impressed with the revelation

The Queen may enjoy the great privilege of wearing a crown, but the extravagant headpiece doesn't come without its downside.

"And you can't look down to read the speech, you have to take the speech up".

The crown, which she has worn for most state openings of Parliament since the coronation, was adapted slightly after the death of her father, with its arches lowered to create a smaller, more feminine object for the queen.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip after the coronation, June 1953.

The Imperial State Crown includes sapphires belonging to St Edward the Confessor and Alexander II of Scotland, a ruby from Edward the Black Prince, pearls from Elizabeth I and the Cullinan II diamond.

The mysterious notes are addressed to Queen Mary from George VI and detail a cunning plan to bury the crown jewels under a sally port (a secret entrance to the castle) in separate chambers.

The queen quickly replied'You think they were at Windsor? Hmm did he remember where he put them? He might have died in the middle
The queen quickly replied'You think they were at Windsor? Hmm did he remember where he put them? He might have died in the middle

"Because if you did, your neck would break and it would fall off". "It's only sprung on leather, not very comfortable". That much was clear after he was with the Queen when she watched her coronation for the very first time, as part of the upcoming documentary The Coronation, which examines the 1953 ceremony on its 65th anniversary.

The documentary shows her peering inquisitively and then grinning as she taps at pearls hanging on the 1kg crown, two of which are said to have been bought by her Tudor namesake, Queen Elizabeth I.

"So there are some disadvantages to crowns, but otherwise they're quite important things", Elizabeth added. "I mean, it just remains on'".

Bruce has reportedly shared the secret with the Queen, letting her know that her father placed the precious jewels in an empty can of Bath Oliver cookies as London was being relentlessly bombed by Hitler's aviation.

"Not what they're meant to do", the Queen quipped. They pass from one monarch to the next, a practice that dates back to a 17th century ruling, .

The documentary has also revealed some of the most valuable gemstones of the British crown jewels were kept hidden underground in a biscuit tin during World War II.

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