Kohinoor Diamond History: Camilla Duchess of Cornwall To Receive CrownSophia Loren (Author) Published Date : Sep 09, 2022 15:06 IST
Britain's longest-reigning Queen, Queen Elizabeth II, died on Thursday at 96. She died after celebrating his Diamond Jubilee after his 70-year reign.
He is succeeded by his son Prince Charles. In this case, the question arises as to who will get the Kohinoor diamond studded crown of the Queen.
History Of Koh-i-Noor Diamond:
The Koh-i-Noor is an important 105.6-carat diamond in history. This diamond was discovered in India in the 14th century. It changed hands over the centuries, and in 1849, after the British conquered Punjab, the diamond was handed over to Queen Victoria. It was cut and added to the crown of England. Since then, it has been part of the British crown.
Elizabeth II ascended the throne at 25 on February 6, 1952, following her father's death, King George VI. The crown then passed from George VI to Queen Elizabeth. Now it is about to change hands to his daughter-in-law.
There is no record of the stone's original weight, but the earliest well-attested weight is 186 old carats. According to folklore, it was first discovered at the Kollur Mine in India during the Kakatiya era. It is said that Delhi Sultan Alauddin Khalji afterwards bought it.
Within the British royal family, the Koh-i-Noor developed a reputation for bringing misfortune to any man who wore it. Only female family members have worn it since it arrived in the UK. Queen Victoria wore the stone as a circlet and a brooch.
It was first placed in the Crown of Queen Alexandra, Edward VII's wife, after her death in 1901, then moved to Queen Mary in 1911, and ultimately to Queen Elizabeth (after referred to as the Queen Mother) in 1937 for her coronation as Queen consort.
Earlier this year, Queen Elizabeth announced that Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, would become Queen when Prince Charles crowned King. Then, Camilla will receive the famous Kohinoor crown.
The Kohinoor diamond was included in the platinum crown created for Queen Elizabeth after the coronation of King George VI in 1937. It is now on display in the Tower of London. Camilla will be presented with this precious platinum and diamond tiara when Prince Charles becomes King.
The diamond is currently on public exhibit in the Tower of London's Jewel House. Since India's independence from the UK in 1947, the governments of India, Pakistan, Iran, and Afghanistan have all asserted ownership of the Koh-i-Noor and asked for its return. The British government denied the accusations, which maintains that the gem was acquired lawfully in accordance with the provisions of the Last Treaty of Lahore.