Queen Elizabeth and how her crown could break her neck

Queen Elizabeth II
with the St Edward's Crown in The Coronation

Queen Elizabeth II with the St Edward's Crown in The Coronation

But since that's one of the many things the queen will certainly never discuss on television, we will for now just enjoy her thoughts on the world's most elaborate and memorable coronation ceremony.

Bettmann via Getty Images Queen Elizabeth, just after the crowning.

By law and custom, it can only be touched by the queen, the Archbishop of Canterbury and the crown jeweler.

"You can't look down to read the speech; you have to take the speech up", she said, "because if you did, your neck would break; it would fall off", she said, smiling. That much was clear after he was with the Queen when she watched her coronation for the very first time, as part of the upcoming documentary The Coronation, which examines the 1953 ceremony on its 65th anniversary. "If you did look down, your neck would break".

"She wears a lot of matching hats and coats", Thompson told Inside Edition.

In the program, the queen notes that the crown has been reduced in height since being worn by her father, King George VI.

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary), is the Head of State of the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

But despite looking the picture of happiness to the thousands of people that lined the streets to watch, she has revealed she was actually quite uncomfortable.

"But once you put it on, it stays", she said.

Giving her personal recollection, the queen also reveals how she had struggled with her coronation dress, which was embroided in silk with pearls, and gold and silver thread. Anxious that the weight of the elaborate jewels at the centrepiece of her crown would injure her neck, she quips: "So there are some disadvantages to crowns, but otherwise they're quite important things".

"Horrible", she said of the ride in the four-tonne carriage from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey, where English monarchs have been crowned since 1066. Elizabeth, unamused, says, "That's not what they were meant to do". I mean it's only sprung on leather.

"I remember one moment when I was going against the pile of the carpet and I couldn't move at all", she said.

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