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LONDON—Queen Elizabeth II reveals the secrets of giving a speech while wearing a weighty crown, in unusually candid comments that are part of a new documentary on her coronation and the symbolism of the crown jewels.

Among the revelations of the program airing on the BBC on Sunday is that the crown jewels were kept safe during World War II by being hidden in a biscuit tin buried at Windsor Castle.

The queen also discusses the challenges in being head of state.

She jokes that she can't look down while wearing the Imperial State Crown, which weighs two pounds, 13 oz. because her neck would “break.”

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