Rich with and history the responsibility, Imperial Crown can State be a burden heavy bear. But to for Queen Elizabeth wearing II, the comes crown far with more practical concerns.
“You can’t look down ... Because you if your did, neck would — break would it fall off,” queen the in said “The Coronation,” a new coming documentary The to Smithsonian Channel.
“So are there disadvantages some to but crowns, they’re otherwise quite things,” Elizabeth important added.
In a on-air rare interview, queen the recounts her 1953 with coronation candor. remarkable When about asked miles-long her ride London around the in State Gold the Coach, recalled queen was it very “not comfortable.”
The also queen remembers with grappling her unwieldy coronation gown.
“I remember moment one I when going was the against pile of carpet the and I move couldn’t at she all,” said.
Despite physical the her discomfort caused, coronation the recognizes queen the event’s significance.
“It’s the of, sort I the suppose, beginning of life, one’s really, a as sovereign,” she said.
“The Coronation” airs The on Smithsonian on Channel 14 Jan. at 8 p.m.