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Queen avoided last-minute Coronation disaster as crown threatened to fall off

The Queen’s aides were reportedly concerned about her getting enough “comfort breaks” whilst practising with the heavy headpiece.

Queen Camilla appeared to slightly struggle with her crown whilst curtsying to the King, expert Nick Bullen noted.

Bullen said the Coronation service was “pretty flawless” despite a few minor hitches, pointing out Camilla looked “as if she might wobble.”

He however said the Queen quickly recovered and continued to perform her duties with “aplomb”.

The True Royalty founder said: “I was told before she’d been rehearsing with the crown on her head, getting in and out of the carriage.

“They were concerned about when the comfort breaks would come, how long would they have to sit in the carriage and in the church.

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The Queen’s aides reportedly had concerns about comfort breaks (Image: GETTY)

“But I think all of them looked pretty good. I feel there was a moment when the Queen curtsied to the King, she looked a little as if she might wobble, the crown looked a little precarious.

“But Camilla is so good she carried it off with total aplomb so pretty flawless.”

Bullen noted other minor issues developed on Coronation Day that had not been experienced during the rehearsals for the ceremony.

While the King and Queen arrived at Westminster Abbey on time for the service, they were made to wait in the carriage as Prince William and Kate, the Princess of Wales were slightly delayed.

According to the order of service, the Prince and Princess of Wales were scheduled to enter the Abbey with Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis ahead of Their Majesties.

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The King and Queen practiced the Coronation for weeks (Image: GETTY)

Bulled told US Weekly: “I heard the Prince and Princess of Wales should have been walking in before the King and the Queen.

“If you look at the order of service, they were meant to be at their seat first so I think that was a moment that probably shouldn’t have happened. They weren’t meant to be behind him on the procession in.

“At the arrival at Westminster, the King and the Queen were left sitting in the carriage for a little bit longer than perhaps had been planned. But apart from that, I think it was all pretty smooth.”

Royal author Omid Scobie reported his sources suggested Kate and William’s delay was the result of last-minute issues with their two youngest children as they left to head to the Abbey.

The pair’s eldest son, Prince George, arrived on time as he was serving as one of the four pageboys helping the King with his heavy clock.

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Kate and William were slightly delayed at arrival from the Coronation (Image: GETTY)

Scobie wrote in Harper’s Bazaar: “The room for error was nil. And thankfully, due to the weeks of rehearsals that the royals took part in ahead of the Coronation, the day went ahead smoothly.

“In fact, apart from Prince William and Princess Kate joining the procession late (children were to blame, a source tells me), and Camilla’s ladies in attendance – sister Annabel Elliot, and queen’s companion the Marchioness of Lansdowne – accidentally creating an unfortunate wedgie moment out of her silk Bruce Oldfield dress on the way into the Abbey, very few hitches took place.”

Kate and William were originally scheduled to arrive five minutes before the King and Queen but instead arrived a minute late.

Despite the small glitch, the Coronation was quickly underway and the delay did not affect the running of the rest of the service.