At Charles’s coronation, Camilla to get Koh-i-Noor crown

London: Queen Elizabeth II’s priceless 1937 crown, which contains Koh-i-Noor diamond, will go to Duchess of Cornwall Camilla at her husband Prince Charles’s coronation, said a media report.

Queen Mother’s priceless platinum and diamond crown was created for King George VI’s coronation in 1937.

The crown of the Queen has 2,800 diamonds. It also features a large stone, which was given to Queen Victoria by the Sultan of Turkey in 1856 as a gesture of gratitude for the support of the British during the Crimean War.

The crown of the Queen has 2,800 diamonds. It also features a large stone, which was given to Queen Victoria by the Sultan of Turkey in 1856 as a gesture of gratitude for the support of the British during the Crimean War.

The front cross of the crown holds the famous 105-carat Koh-i-Noor diamond in a detachable platinum mount. Koh-i-Noor had originated in India. The uncut “mountain of light” was given to Queen Victoria by Maharajah Duleep Singh when he was a small boy. Victoria’s husband, Prince Albert, had it cut to bring out its brilliance.

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