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Horrible carriage, unwieldy crowns: Queen Elizabeth's views of coronation

'You can't look down to read the speech, you have to take the speech up. Because if you did, your neck would break and it (the crown) would fall off'

Reuters 

Speaking for the first time about her coronation 65 years ago, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has revealed how uncomfortable riding in her golden carriage to the ceremony was and how wearing the Imperial State Crown risked “breaking your neck”. Elizabeth, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, was crowned queen on June 2, 1953, at London’s Westminster Abbey, in a ancient, grand service whose origins date back 1,000 years. In a very rare, personal account for a BBC documentary to be aired on Sunday, she speaks candidly about the occasion and some of the ...

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First Published: Sat, January 13 2018. 21:19 IST
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