The Crown Jewels – Concealment from the Enemy

The Crown Jewels were secretly taken from the Tower of London to Windsor Castle in 1939, the stones hidden in a glass jar and biscuit tin.

IN A recent BBC Television documentary, presenter Alastair Bruce revealed to Her Majesty The Queen that during the Second World War the Crown Jewels had been hidden in a biscuit tin beneath Windsor Castle. With permission from Her Majesty, Alex Churchill has been to the Royal Archives to investigate the background of the story.

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