In a rare television interview, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has shared private thoughts about her coronation, describing one of the crowns she wore at the ceremony as so heavy "your neck would break off".
Gemstones from the crown jewels were kept safe during the Second World War in a biscuit tin hidden at Windsor Castle, a BBC documentary will confirm. She jokes that she can't look down while wearing the Imperial State Crown - which weighs 2 pounds 13oz (1.28 kilograms).
The Queen, who was 27 when she was crowned, is also shown nonchalantly flicking four pearls hanging underneath the arches of the crown.
Now for the first time, the general public will get to share some of the personal moments behind the historic day from the new TV documentary.
King George VI, the father of the Queen, was said to have given the orders. "Because if you did, your neck would break and it [the crown] would fall off", she said smiling.
The documentary, which airs on BBC One Sunday at 8 p.m., is part of a Royal Collection Season created between the BBC and the Royal Collection Trust that showcases details of the family's life and the collection itself.
"Fortunately, my father and I have the same shaped head, once on it stays (fixed)", said Queen Elizabeth II, aged 91 who on February 6 will have been the British head of state for 66 years, amply surpassing Queen Victoria's reign of 63 years and 216 days, between 1837-1901.
"It's fun to see", Queen Elizabeth said.
The Queen has discussed memories of her Coronation in 1953, divulging how heavy and quite impractical the crown is.
"You don't ask the queen a direct question, so you pose a comment that the queen then responds to", he told reporters.
Another eye-opening tidbit is finding out that how much the Queen hated her ride in the four-tonne carriage taking her from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey.
She also recounted how she was brought to a standstill when her robes ran against the carpet pile in the abbey during her coronation.
The story of how the service, which lasted almost three hours, was briefly brought to a standstill has emerged in The Coronation, to be broadcast on BBC One on Sunday.
A crown is the symbol of a 2000-year-old concept of a kingdom, a halo of light representing the head of state and a visible expression of the relationship between sovereign and subject.