This weekend is the celebration of the Queen’s Diamond (60th) Jubilee on the throne. There are four days of celebration nationwide to which almost everyone seems to be contributing. For his part, Prince Charles released hours of movies taken of him and Princess Anne when they were children.
My favourite story he tells is about his mother having to learn to wear the crown for the very long coronation ceremony. It is very heavy, he says, and if you don’t get used to it, it will cause intense headache.
So one of his strongest childhood memories is of his mother bathing him wearing the crown because she was practicing keeping it on her head.