Crown jewels hidden in biscuit tin during WW2

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They explained:"We were lining up for the St Edward's Crown and they said "we're sorry but you can't shoot anywhere above the Crown because only God is above the Crown", so we had to quickly shift the cameras so we could get the correct shot".

"You can't look down".

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.

She also recounts how she was brought to a standstill when her robes ran against the carpet pile in Westminster Abbey during her coronation.

The operation, meant to ensure the priceless gems did not fall into Nazi hands, was ordered by Queen Elizabeth II's father, king George VI.

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NO one will ever know whether the Queen consented to take part in tomorrow's much-anticipated BBC documentary about her coronation because of a mischievous desire to upstage The Crown, the acclaimed fictional drama charting the Royal family throughout her record-breaking reign. Because if you did [look down] your neck would break, it would fall off.

Gemstones from the crown jewels were kept safe during the Second World War in a biscuit tin hidden at Windsor Castle, a documentary will confirm.

Despite the physical discomfort her coronation caused, the queen recognizes the event's significance.

"Fortunately, my father and I have about the same sort of shaped head", the queen said. She jokes that she can't look down while wearing the Imperial State Crown - which weighs 2 pounds 13oz (1.28 kilograms).

Queen Elizabeth, now 91, was just 25 when she became queen on the death of her father George VI in 1952, with the coronation taking place the following year.

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"It's fun to see", Queen Elizabeth said.

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

It also features the Black Prince's Ruby, believed to have been worn by King Henry V in his helmet at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415.

Alastair Bruce is one of the presenters of the documentary, which will be screened on Sunday.

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