Gems buried during war

Source:AFP Published: 2018/1/12 23:53:39

Precious stones from Britain's crown jewels were hidden in a biscuit tin and buried at Windsor Castle during WWII, a BBC documentary reveals.

Gems, including the Black Prince's Ruby from the Imperial State Crown, were buried under a secret exit from the mediaeval castle.

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.

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