Why Queen Elizabeth hates her crowning?
On June 2, 1953, the crowning of British Queen Elizabeth II was held at the Westminster Palace in London. On the occasion of the 65-year reign, a documentary was made, in which the Queen himself speaks, revealing how in fact the whole event was traumatic for her.
To this day, this is the last coronation, and the next will be held after the death or abdication of the queen. Elizabeth was only 27 years old during her coronation, and her husband, Prince Philip, 31.
The event that millions of people have watched will also experience its own screening. The documentary about coronation has been premiere from the BBC. The first footage was also seen by the queen, who opened it.
The ceremony began with chariot riding all over London and lasted almost 2 hours until reaching the cathedral. Although the Queen’s face does not notice nervousness and disagreement, today she admits that the ride was really scary.
“The whole carriage is leathery, which is not very comfortable,” said the queen.
She wore a crown with 2,868 diamonds, as well as the Kulunnan II diamond with 317.4 carats. The crown weighed 1.2 pounds! She also carried the saint of St. Edward, who came from the Middle Ages.
“There are several shortcomings of the crown, but it is an important part of our life,” the queen explained.
In addition to the heavy crown and tiring driving, Elizabeth remembered one more thing – the heavy coat. She wore a recognizable gold coat that was really cumbersome and inconvenient, and the whole process of proclaiming the Queen lasted for 3 hours.