It is easy to assume that life as a royal would be stress-free. I mean, you live in a castle, you get to wear a crown, you dress in the most divine attire, you have a full staff available for your every need. Sounds like paradise, doesn’t it?
While there are perks that come with the role, one can only imagine the kind of mental weight that comes along with a position in the Royal Family. It isn’t an easy life to live, but those who do it do it quite well.
For sixty-five years now we’ve admired Queen Elizabeth and her steady reign. It seems as though she has nerves of steel and can handle anything the world may throw her way. One must wonder, is there anything she dislikes about the job?
In a candid interview, the Queen, herself, sits down and discusses some of the things that she deals with in her position. The topic of choice in this clip? Her crown. Though it is utterly stunning with its jewels and diamonds, it’s not exactly Queen Elizabeth’s favorite thing to wear.
When asked about having to wear it, the interviewer said, “You [probably] have to keep your head very still.” The Queen replied, “Yes, and you can’t look down to read the speech. You have to take the speech up because if you did, your neck would break, and it would fall off.”
She went on to say, “There are some disadvantages to crown, but otherwise, they’re quite important things.” Thankfully, this crown isn’t one she must wear on a regular basis, so she only has to endure the weight of it from time to time.