Crown jewels hidden in biscuit tin in WW2

Image copyright Atlantic Productions Image caption The stones, including the Black Prince’s Ruby from the Imperial State Crown, were hidden in the tin and buried underground

Gemstones from the crown jewels were hiding in a biscuit tin at Windsor Castle for safekeeping during World War Two, a BBC documentary will expose .~ ATAGEND

It was embed below a secret exit under the orders of King George VI to foreclosed the trinkets falling into Nazi hands.

Details of the whodunit, unknown by the Queen, were discovered in letters from Sir Owen Morshead, the imperial librarian, to Queen Mary, the mother of George VI.

The Queen was told the details for the first time by presenter Alastair Bruce.

Image copyright Atlantic Productions Image caption A trapdoor to access the secret region where the tin was saved still exists today

The striking tale was uncovered for the BBC One programme by Oliver Urquhart Irvine, the librarian, and deputy steward of the Queen’s Archives.