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British Crown jewels were hidden in biscuits during Second World War

British Crown jewels were hidden in biscuits during Second World War

She explained she made a decision to play dress up and mimic the daily routine of the queen to celebrate the second season of the Netflix hit, The Crown, which premiered last month. From the looks of things, the Suits actress will feel right at home marrying her prince - at least if the snap is any indication.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip after the coronation, June 1953. Elizabeth wore two crowns for the occasion: the St Edward's Crown, which she has never worn since, and the diamond-encrusted Imperial State Crown which she wears at formal occasions such as the opening of parliament when she delivers a speech outlining the government's legislative plans.

Her Majesty not only speaks about her own coronation but her father's, King George VI as well, saying: "It's the sort of, I suppose, the beginning of one's life really as a sovereign", she said.

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

She also said the golden ceremonial carriage used for her coronation was "horrible". When asked about her miles-long ride around London in, the queen recalled it was "not very comfortable". "I mean, it just remains itself". Because if you did, your neck would break, or it would fall off.

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Thompson even had a couple of corgis accompanying her in her royal week out, the signature companions of the real queen.

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

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.

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.

"He [Morshead] just gorged them out, recognizing there would be plenty of chances to put them back in again, wrapped them up and put them in the Bath Oliver tin so should anything happen - just as when Oliver Cromwell ordered the Crown Jewels to be smashed up - they could ferry these away and could rebuild it in due course", Bruce told The Times.

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