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15 January 2018, 10:10
A TV documentary marked 65 years since the Queen's Coronation last night, and it was a pleasant surprise.
You may have been expecting yet another bland history documentary full of talking heads, but instead we were treated to a rare interview with Her Majesty, who was in a rather playful mood.
The Coronation on BBC One saw The Queen reunited with the Crown Jewels for the first time in many years, and she wasn't afraid to get reacquainted.
Only three people in the world are allowed to touch the sacred objects - the Queen, the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Crown Jeweller - and there must have been a few gasps around the country when the Queen picked up the Crown and prodded it as if it were a party hat from a local fancy dress shop.
Watch the clip below:
I love that everyone on #TheCoronation is treating the Crown Jewels with such care and reverence, with special gloves and everything. And then The Queen's just picking at it and shaking it about and tapping on the metal.— Dominic Johnson (@dgwjohnson) January 14, 2018
The documentary also revealed how the Crown Jewels were secretly hidden underneath Windsor Castle during WWII, with some items stored inside a biscuit tin. Incredible.
“I’ve seen one coronation and been the recipient in the other, which is pretty remarkable," the Queen said during the programme.
While we're on the subject of royals, we were rather fascinated with this list of first dance choices of different members of the family.