Queen Camilla’s coronation crown will feature a Koh-i-Nûr . diamond

Queen Camila wear Queen Mary’s crown for King Charles’ Coronation on May 6, 2023. Theo Buckingham Palace, prior to the coronation of King Charles III, the accessory was removed from display at the Tower of London for modifications, marking the first time the Queen Consort’s crown has been reused since the 18th century as usual. rules, a new committee is made for accessories. The Queen Mother had previously worn the item during King George VI’s 1937 coronation.

Buckingham Palace has shared some of the changes that will be made to the jewels on the piece, which was originally crafted by Garrard. The crown has been reset with Cullinan III, IV and V diamonds from Queen Elizabeth II’s Personal Collection, which she usually wears as brooches, and the four arcs have been removed. But it is the fate of the Koh-i-Nûr diamond that causes controversy.

The Koh-i-Nûr diamond was first brought to the UK by the former East India Company. Although it eventually became part of Queen Victoria’s collection, some Indians called for it to be returned as it was taken away due to colonization. Meanwhile, people in Pakistan and Afghanistan have also tried to lay claim to ownership of the striking gem. It was removed from Queen Camilla’s crown.

Prior to the Queen Mother’s 1937 crown, the Koh-i-Nûr diamond had been part of the coronation crown of Queen Alexandra, wife of King Edward VII, in 1902. And in 1911, the diamond. The same has appeared on another crown so far. another coronation – this time for Queen Mary, wife of King George V.

Up front, see how the tiara appeared in 1937 and see its transformation for Camilla during the May 6 coronation.

Additional reporting by Sarah Wasilak


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