Queen Elizabeth II wore the Imperial Crown at her coronation ceremony. (AP Photo)
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Precious stones from Britain's crown jewels were hidden in a biscuit tin and buried at Windsor Castle during World War II, a BBC documentary to be shown Sunday reveals. Gems, including the Black Prince's Ruby from the Imperial State Crown, were buried under a secret exit from the medieval castle used in times of emergency.The operation, intended to ensure the priceless gems did not fall into Nazi hands, was ordered by Queen Elizabeth II's father, King George VI.The crown, made for King George's coronation in 1937, is set with thousands of diamonds, 17 sapphires, 11 emeralds and hundreds of pearls, including four known as Queen Elizabeth I's earrings.
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