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Queen Elizabeth risks neck break while wearing crown

Queen Elizabeth risks neck break while wearing crown

Queen Elizabeth says her neck would "break" if she looked down while wearing the Imperial State Crown. The 91-year-old monarch has to place her speeches at eye-level when she is wearing the 2.2lbs headdress to ensure she doesn’t do herself a serious injury, or drop the heavy item from the top of her head. She said: "You can’t look down to read the speech, you have to tak... »

Queen Elizabeth’s ‘horrible’ Coronation journey

Queen Elizabeth’s ‘horrible’ Coronation journey

Queen Elizabeth has admitted her Coronation coach journey was "not very comfortable". The 91-year-old monarch was crowned 65 years ago in the first televised Coronation, but she has recalled the Gold State Coach being "horrible" to sit in for two hours and four-and-a-half miles on the return journey to Buckingham Palace from Westminster Abbey. She said: "Horrible, it’... »

Britain’s Princess Alexandra got Queen’s hand-me-downs

Britain’s Princess Alexandra got Queen’s hand-me-downs

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth gave her old dresses to Princess Alexandra. The 89-year-old royal let her younger cousin have some of her hand-me-downs when they were unable to buy clothes because of the rations in the Second World War. Speaking in an interview for the Elizabeth At 90 – A Family Tribute documentary, the 79-year-old royal said: "Because of the clothing coupons, it was qu... »

Britain’s Prince Harry: Queen Elizabeth is my ‘boss’

Britain’s Prince Harry: Queen Elizabeth is my ‘boss’

Britain’s Prince Harry sees Queen Elizabeth as his "boss". The 31-year-old royal has a "huge amount of respect" for the 89-year-old monarch and admits he sees her as a boss first and a grandmother second. In an interview for the Elizabeth At 90 – A Family Tribute documentary, he said: "I still view her more as the Queen than my grandmother. You have this huge a... »