TRAFFIC ALERT | Overturned vehicle in westbound lane of I-595 before US-441/SR7 just west of I-95. Traffic on I-95 and I-595 is affected.

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter

MIAMI (CBSMiami) — The Crown Jewels, considered the most valuable, were hidden in a cookie tin and buried in Windsor Castle.

This was meant to prevent them from being stolen by the Nazis during WWII, according to the Times of London.

The father of Queen Elizabeth II, King George VI, reportedly ordered the gems to be taken off the State Crown.

From there, they were put in a Bath Oliver cookie tin and buried in a hole at the castle.

Queen Elizabeth, who would have been 14-years-old at the time, says she was told about the plan for the first time in a documentary called ‘The Coronation’  to air Sunday on the Smithsonian Channel.

The mystery was unearthed through letters from the royal librarian Sir Owen Morshead to Queen Mary, George VI’s mother, that showed were the jewels were stashed.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Watch & Listen LIVE