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QUEEN ELIZABETH Secrets of Her Coronation

WITH WRY ASIDES AND ARRESTING CANDOR, THE MONARCH SHARES INTIMATE MEMORIES FROM HER MOMENTOUS DAY
Regal Splendor The Queen (in her 1953 coronation portrait) “is entirely disinterested in jewelry,” says Crown Jewels expert Alastair Bruce.

She was cinched into a tightly fitted Norman Hartnell gown and had the 3-lb. Imperial State Crown teetering upon her head. But on her historic Coronation Day, a 27-year-old Queen Elizabeth resolved to remain steady on her feet.

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