Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip are basking within the glory of marital bliss as they clock in 73 years of their royal wedding ceremony on Friday.
The couple that tied the knot on twentieth November, 1947 evaded a serious mishap proper earlier than the beginning of their matrimonial journey.
Not many individuals know, however an enormous catastrophe hit the Queen simply two hours earlier than she tied the knot with the Duke of Edinburgh.
The drama ensued over the bride’s wedding ceremony day tiara, product of 47 diamond bars divided by metallic spikes.
As it seems, the tiara simply snapped when the Queen was getting her hair finished and needed to be fastened on the spot!
Recalling the incident with Kate Middleton, the Queen stated, “The catch, which I didn’t know existed, it suddenly went. And I didn’t know it was a necklace, you see. I thought I’d broken it. We stuck it all together again, but I was rather alarmed.”
Queen Liz’s mother, the Queen Mother, requested her daughter to stay calm and that “there are still two hours and there are other tiaras.”
Luckily for Queen Elizabeth, their royal jeweller was current for the ceremony in case of emergencies and he pieced the tiara again collectively.
He rushed the damaged piece to their workshop to restore it in time, with a police escort, and managed to get again to the bride earlier than the marriage ceremony began.