The Queen has opened up about wearing a crown [BBC One]
The Queen being the Queen, she often has to go about her business wearing a crown.
The 91-year-old monarch wears the royal jewellery as she addresses the nation and attends special events.
And recently, Prince Philip‘s wife opened up about why wearing the heavy head gear is actually quite difficult.
Speaking in a rare documentary, The Coronation, Queen Elizabeth II offered a glimpse into the realities of royal life.
The Coronation is coming to BBC One this January [BBC One]
Opening up to BBC Royal Commentator Alastair Bruce, the royal said: “You can’t look down to read the speech you have to take the speech up.
“Because if you did your neck would break, it [the crown] would fall off. So there are some disadvantages to crowns, but otherwise they’re quite important things.”
The Imperial State Crown, one of the infamous Crown Jewels that symbolises sovereignty, weights 1.28kg.
And we’re sure you’ll agree that’s a lot of weight to balance on one’s head.
Queen Elizabeth II revealed she can’t look down when wearing the Imperial State Crown [Getty]
The documentary focuses on her coronation back in 1953, in which she was passed down the jewels.
Taking over the throne from her late father, George VI, the Queen revealed: “Fortunately, my father and I have about the same sort of shaped head. But once you put it on, it stays. I mean, it just remains on.”
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Wearing jewellery is a big part of royal life, and royals such as Kate Middleton usually reserve the formal head gear for important evening events.
But there’s another reason why regal women are so often seen is gorgeous jewels.
Kate Middleton borrowed this dazzling bracelet from the Queen [Getty]
In fact, it is suppose to signal that a women is a married lady, hence why Meghan Markle is yet to borrow from the Queen’s collection.
The Duchess of Cambridge, who is currently pregnant with baby number three, often wears stunning items of her Grandmother in law’s jewellery.
The Coronation airs on Sunday January 14 at 8PM on BBC One.